IND vs ENG 3rd Test: India have strengthened their hold in the third Test being played at Motera Stadium in Ahmedabad. After winning the toss, the English team, who came to bat first, could score only 112 runs in their first innings. For him, opener Jack Crowley scored the highest 53 runs. At the same time, Akshar Patel, playing his second Test for India, bowled brilliantly. He took six wickets for 38 runs.
This match between India and England is day-night and is being played with pink ball. England captain Joe Root won the toss in the match and decided to bat first, but the Indian bowlers proved his decision wrong.
In England’s innings, Jack Crowley scored the highest 53 runs with the help of 10 fours in 84 balls. Apart from him, Root scored 17, wicketkeeper batsman Ben Fox scored 12 and Joffra Archer scored 11 runs. In front of the spinners of Indian spinners, seven batsmen of England could not even touch the figure of ten. For India, Akshar took six wickets for 38 runs, Ashwin took three wickets for 26 runs and fast bowler Ishant Sharma, playing his 100th Test, took one wicket for 26 runs.
Earlier, Jack Crowley and Domnik Sibley came to England to start the innings. Sibley returned to the pavilion without opening an account. Ishant Sharma, playing the 100th Test, sent him to the pavilion. After this, Johnny Bairstow, playing his first Test in this series, was also dismissed for zero. Akshar Patel made him his victim.
Captain Joe Root and Jack Crowley shared a 47-run partnership for the third wicket after two wickets fell for 27 runs. When it seemed that both of them had gathered their feet, then Ashwin lobbed out Root. He returned to the pavilion after scoring 17 runs. After this, Jack Crawley, who appeared in a great rhythm on a total score of 80 runs, also went on to score 53 runs. Akshar Patel showed them the path of the pavilion.
Till the break, England had lost only four wickets. But after that Akshar Patel and R Ashwin did not give the English team a chance to recover. In the very first over after the break, Ashwin walked Oli Pope (01). After that Stokes also fell victim to Akshar Patel for six runs.
After this Jofra Archer hit two fours, but he could not stay too long in front of Patel’s spin and was bowled by 11 runs. After this, Ashwin also drove Leach. He scored three runs. Broad and Fox somehow brought the team’s score to 100, but Ashwin dismissed Broad to give the visiting team a 9th blow. After this, England’s final wicket fell as Fox. Akshar Patel sent him to the pavilion.