India vs England 3rd Test Highlights: India won the 3rd Test against England by 10 wickets after overhauling the 49-run target in the third session of the second day. “It’s just been a bizarre game, I’ve never been part of such a Test match,” was the apt summation of the nature of the match by winning captain Virat Kohli at the post-match presentation ceremony.
The hosts were bowled out for 145 in their first innings on the second day of the Pink Ball Test in Ahmedabad on Thursday as Joe Root (5/8) picked up his first ever fifer in First Class cricket. Trailing by 13 runs at the end of the first day’s play, India resumed with Rohit Sharma and Ajinkya Rahane from 99/3. They were soon sucked into a spin whirlpool, with Joe Root and Jack Leach (4/54) bowling in tandem. When India were bowled out at the end of the first session, they had a first innings lead of 33 runs. It was Axar Patel who was the wrecker-in-chief in the second innings too, taking 10 wickets for the match. Ashwin picked up his 400th Test wicket, becoming the second quickest to the mark after Muttiah Muralitharan. England were bowled out for 81 in their second innings, their lowest ever Test score vs India, to set India a fourth innings target of 49 runs. At Dinner, India were 11/0, needing 38 more to win, which job was completed within twenty minutes of the final session.
3rd Test, Sardar Patel Stadium, Ahmedabad, 24 Feb, 2021