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ENG vs IND Cricket Scorecard (test)

3rd Test test, Narendra Modi Stadium, Motera, Ahmedabad, 2nd Day, 3rd Session

England

1st INN

112/10

(48.4) RR 2.3

2nd INN

81 /10

(30.4) 2.64

England Joe Root (C)
India beat England by 10 wickets
India Virat Kohli (C)

India

1st INN

145/10

(53.2) RR 2.72

2nd INN

49 /0

(7.4) RR 6.39

India vs England: Only the 22nd Two-Day Finish in 2412 Tests - Incredible Numbers from Motera

The last Test to finish within two days was the one between India and Afghanistan in Bangalore in 2018. This was also only the second game involving India to finish inside two days.

India vs England: Only the 22nd Two-Day Finish in 2412 Tests - Incredible Numbers from Motera

India’s victory in the third Test against England at Ahmedabad was only the 22nd time a Test has finished inside two days in the history of the game. It was the 2412th Test match overall.

India vs England: Ravichandran Ashwin Becomes Fourth Indian to Enter 400 Club

The last Test to finish within two days was the one between India and Afghanistan in Bangalore in 2018. This was also only the second game involving India to finish inside two days. England, meanwhile, have now been involved in 13 two-day finishes.

The total runs scored in the match – 387 – was the 10th lowest  in the history of the game.

The total balls bowled in the match – 842 – was the 7th lowest in the history of the game.

It was the shortest in terms of balls bowled since 1912, and the shortest ever in India.

India vs England: Axar Patel’s Sensational Home Debut, Completes Ten-For in Match

Having bowled England out for 112 on Day 1, India began the day 99 for 3 but England triggered a collapse as India slumped from 98 for 2 to be all out for 145. England captain Joe Root, at best a part-time spinner, took a staggering career-best figures of 5 for 8 — his first five-wicket haul in first-class cricket — to hasten India’s demise. Left-arm spinner Jack Leach bagged 4 for 54. Only four Indian batsmen reached the double figures in their first innings, with Rohit Sharma being the highest scorer with 66 off 96 balls.

That said everything one had to about the pitch. And if Leach and Root were troubling India’s batsmen, Axar and Ashwin were not going to miss out.

England batsmen were completely exposed against much higher quality spin and only three of them entered double-digit scores, with Ben Stokes being the top scorer with 25. Axar set the tone bagging two wickets in the first over, Zak Crawley and Jonny Bairstow falling for ducks. The left-arm spinner got the first three wickets to fall before Ashwin joined the party dismissing Stokes for the 11th time in 11 Tests.

Wickets fell like nine pins as no English batsman could stand up to the stiff challenge. Ashwin had Jofra Archer lbw to a sweep shot to bring up his 400th Test wicket. The offspinner became the second quickest ever to the landmark behind Muttiah Muralitharan, in just his 77th Test.

Meanwhile, Axar bagged his third five wicket haul in just his second Test, reaping rewards for excellent accuracy.

India chased down the target of 49 in 7.4 overs.



Team Rankings

RankTeamPointsRating
1 New Zealand 3198 118
2 Australia 3028 116
3 India 3085 114
4 England 4326 106
5 South Africa 2499 96
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RankTeamPointsRating
1 England 5405 123
2 India 6102 117
3 New Zealand 3716 116
4 Australia 4344 111
5 South Africa 3345 108
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RankTeamPointsRating
1 England 6877 275
2 Australia 6800 272
3 India 10186 268
4 Pakistan 7516 259
5 South Africa 5047 252
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