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Third Test: India Win Inside Two Days, Inch Closer To WTC Final

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Ahmedabad: Riding on spinners Axar Patel and Ravichandran Ashwin, India took a 2-1 lead in the four-Test series to inch closer to the World Test Championship (WTC) final thrashing England by 10 wickets in the third session on the second day of the five-dayer. The match saw 30 wickets fall in just under the first five sessions.

This is the second time that a Test match has finished inside two days in India. The first one happened against Afghanistan in 2018, which was also the first-ever Test for the Afghans. In Test cricket history, this was only the 22nd Test that ended inside two days.

India now need to ensure that they don’t lose the fourth and final Test to assure themselves of a spot in the WTC, scheduled to be played at Lord’s, London, in June. New Zealand have already reached the final. Australia are also in the race.

29 wickets for spinners

Spinners claimed 29 of the 30 wickets that fell. For India, left-arm spinner Patel and off-spinners Ashwin and Washington Sundar bagged 19 of the 20 English wickets on a pitch that started throwing up dust from the first session of the five-dayer.

Patel claimed a match haul of 11 for 70 and was adjudged the Man of the Match. Ashwin, on the other hand, reached the 400-wicket milestone.

Brief scores: England 112 all out in 48.4 overs (Zak Crawley 53, Joe Root 17; Axar Patel 6/38, R Ashwin 3/6) & 81 in 30.4 overs (Ben Stokes 25, Joe Root 19, Ollie Pope 12, Axar Patel 5/32, R Ashwin 4/48, Washington Sundar 1/1) lost to India 145 in 53.2 (Rohit Sharma 66, Virat Kohli 27, R. Ashwin 17, Joe Root 5/8, Jack Leach 4/54) & 49 for no loss in 7.4 overs (Rohit Sharma 25 not out, Shubman Gill 15) by 10 wickets.

ALSO READ: 3rd Test, Day 1: England Bundled Out For 112! Six Wickets For Axar Patel

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