IND vs ENG 3rd Test: In the third Test being played at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad, the English team made a great comeback and bowled India for just 145 runs in their first innings. Team India, who scored 99 runs on three wickets on the first day, could manage only 46 runs on the second day. Part time spinners Joe Root and Jack Leach bowled brilliantly for England. While Root took five wickets, Leach had four successes. Tea break was announced as soon as India was allout.
For India, opener Rohit scored the highest 66 runs with the help of 11 fours in 96 balls. Apart from Rohit, captain Kohli scored 27, Ashwin 17, Shubman 11, Rahane seven, Pant one, Pujara Zero, Washington Sundar Zero, Akshar Patel Zero and Jaspreet Bumrah scored one while Ishant Sharma remained unbeaten with 10 runs.
For England, Joe Root took five wickets for just eight runs in 6.2 overs with three maidens. Apart from this, Jack Leach took four wickets for 54 runs in 20 overs. At the same time Jofra Archer was a success.
Joe Root became the first England spinner to take five wickets with a pink ball. Along with this, it is also the best performance of an English bowler in the day-night test. Root made Rishabh Pant, R Ashwin, Washington Sundar, Akshar Patel and Jaspreet Bumrah their victims.
On the second day, India got the fourth blow in the form of Rahane at 114, who scored only seven runs and was lbw out to Jack Leach. Leach then gave Rohit another lbw to India by lbw. Rohit scored 66 runs in 96 balls with the help of 11 fours.
From here, captain Joe Root pushed Team India on the backfoot. Root dismissed India’s eight wickets to 125, dismissing Rishabh Pant (1), Washington Sundar (0) and Akshar Patel (0). Root then caught Ravichandran Ashwin (17) in the hands of Jack Crowley and gave India the ninth blow. Ashwin hit three fours off 32 balls.
India’s final wicket fell on 145 as Jaspreet Bumrah (1). Ishant Sharma, playing his 100th Test, remained unbeaten after scoring 10 runs with the help of a six off 20 balls. The tea time was announced as soon as India was allout.
Captain Root took five wickets for England, bowling brilliantly. Root became the first England captain since 1983 to take five wickets in any Test match. Before that, Bob Willis took five wickets in 1983. Apart from him, Jack Leach took four and Joffra Archer took one wicket.