The third Test is being played between India and England at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad. Union Home Minister Amit Shah, who arrived with President Ram Nath Kovind to inaugurate this day-night test, said that he wanted Cheteshwar Pujara to win the country by scoring a double century in this match.
Amit Shah said, “I wish Pujara to score a double century here and help India win against England. I feel very proud to say that Javagal Srinath is also present among us here, whose stadium There is a lot of memories associated with it. Srinath gave India a memorable win by taking four wickets against South Africa at this ground. Apart from this, Kapil Dev broke Richard Headley’s world record of taking 431 wickets at the same ground. Sunil Gavaskar completed his 10,000 runs while playing against Pakistan in the stadium. ”
India is in a very strong position
If you talk about the match, then this wish of Amit Shah could not be fulfilled in the first innings. Cheteshwar Pujara was dismissed for zero in India’s first innings. However, despite this, India has tightened the screws in this match. After bowling England for only 112 runs in the first innings, Team India scored 99 runs at the loss of three wickets till the end of the first day’s game. At stumps, Rohit Sharma 57 and Ajinkya Rahane returned unbeaten on one run.
Rohit completed his 12th half-century in Test cricket with the help of eight fours in just 63 balls. By the end of the first day’s play, he returned unbeaten on 57 runs in 82 balls with 9 fours. At the same time, captain Kohli scored 27 runs in 58 balls with the help of three fours.
Earlier, in front of Akshar Patel’s fatal bowling, England team was all out for only 112 runs in their first innings. He sent pavilions to Jack Crowley (53), Johnny Bairstow (00), Ben Stokes (06), Bone Fox (12), Joffra Archer (11) and Stuart Broad (03).
Akshar Patel became the first spinner to take five wickets in an innings of the day-night test for India. With this, he has also become the second spinner in the world to take the highest wicket in an innings of day-night test with pink ball.