Pink-ball Test over in two days as India beat England by 10 wickets

Rohit Sharma of and Shubman Gill of India celebrate India's victory. (BCCI)
Rohit Sharma of and Shubman Gill of India celebrate India's victory. (BCCI)

Ahmedabad - Axar Patel claimed a match tally of 10 wickets to bundle out England for 112 and 81 in the first and second innings


Published: Thu 25 Feb 2021, 6:41 PM

Last updated: Thu 25 Feb 2021, 6:54 PM

India on Thursday completed an emphatic 10 wicket win over England in their day-night third Test in a rare victory inside two days.

Rohit Sharma hit a six to see India to their meagre second innings target of 49 without losing a wicket in the world’s biggest cricket stadium in Ahmedabad.

Spinners ruled the contest claiming 28 of the 30 wickets that fell on the viciously turning track.

It was only the second Test in India’s cricket history to end in two days. The last was India’s thrashing of Afghanistan on their Test debut in Bangalore in 2018 and there have been less than 25 in Test history.

England’s last two-day Test was when they beat West Indies at Headingly in 2000.

But this time they were skittled for 112 and 81 and Patel has now taken at least five wickets in three of the last four innings of the series. India scored 145 in their first innings.

Patel was brilliantly supported by Ravichandran Ashwin who went past 400 Test scalps in England’s second innings after he trapped Jofra Archer lbw for nought.

Ashwin claimed seven wickets in the match and said after that the home side had “bowled beautifully” throughout.

The fourth match begins on March 4 at the same venue.

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