Axar Patel and Ravichandran Ashwin took five wickets apiece as India overwhelmed England’s batsmen to complete a 3-1 series victory
Team India finished the World Test Championship points table on top to enter the final World Test Championship 2020-2021 . The win against England in the fourth Test secure India’s place in the final against New Zealand.
India sealed a huge win against England, on Day 3 of the fourth Test match, at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad. Winning by an innings and 25 runs, the hosts won the four-match series 3-1 and also qualified for the World Test Championship final. Axar Patel and Ravichandran Ashwin were in top form, with the duo registering five-wicket hauls as England’s batting order once again struggle in their second innings but couldn’t manage to cross India first inning total . The visitors could only post a second innings score of 135 in 54.5 overs, and couldn’t overtake India’s lead of 160 runs. Joe Root and Dan Lawrence were the only noteworthy batsmen for England, scoring 30 and 50 runs, respectively. The hosts wrapped up their first innings before Lunch, scoring 365 runs, and registered a strong lead of 160 runs. Washington Sundar was the man behind scene for India during their first innings on Day 3, narrowly missing out on a century. He slammed an unbeaten knock of 96 runs in 174 balls.
I think the confidence helped me. I got wickets in the first game and kept on carrying the confidence. When me and Washi were batting, we thought the pace variation wasn’t there. I only bowled faster ones more often in the previous games but here we needed to vary our pace. When I got back after being run-out, I didn’t have enough time to talk to Washi as we were bowled out.
To win my first series at home is amazing, feels great. Not at all disappointed to miss the hundred. The 100 will come when it’s the right time for me. I am happy to contribute to the team. To be honest, the pitch was very good to bat on. Credit to Anderson, Stokes for getting assistance on this surface, they bowled really well. The wicket is still good to bat on. If you apply yourself you cam score. — Washington Sundar
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