3rd Test Day 2 Highlights: India trump England by 10 wickets within 2 days in Ahmedabad, take 2-1 series lead
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FEB 25, 2021 08:23 PM IST
'If I am not contributing with the bat, I am doing it with the ball': Axar
"When it happens, it feels so easy. I am not thinking much. I want to continue this form. I am happy that if I am not contributing with the bat, I am doing it with the ball. My strength is to bowl wicket-to-wicket and not give him room. The mindset of batters is they play out a couple of maidens, they either go for a sweep or try to hit over the infield," said Axar Patel after winning the Man of the Match award.
FEB 25, 2021 08:20 PM IST
Man of the match
Axar Patel bags the Man of the Match award for his outstanding performance. He scalped a total of 11 wickets and became the first bowler to do so in a day/night Test.
FEB 25, 2021 08:19 PM IST
A bizzare game which got over in 2 days: Virat Kohli
"To be honest, I don't think the quality of batting was up to standards. We were 100 for 3 and bowled out for less than 150. It was just the odd ball turning and it was a good wicket to bat in the first innings. It was bizzare that 21 of the 30 wickets fell to straight balls, Test cricket is about trusting your defence. Lack of application ensured it was a quick finish. Bumrah said I am getting workload management while playing. Ishant said I am playing my 100th game and still don't get to bowl. I have never experienced this before. A bizarre game that got over in 2 days. A lot of people were relieved when Jaddu got injured. But then this guy comes in. Bowls it quicker and from a bigger height as well. If the wicket has something in it, Axar is very lethal. I think we need to stand up and take notice of what Ashwin has done. In Tests, he is a modern-day legend. As a captain, I am so pleased he is in my team," said Indian captain Virat Kohli at the post-match presentation.
FEB 25, 2021 08:14 PM IST
Game changer of the match
Indian opener Rohit Sharma bags the Game Changer of the match after scoring a fifty in first innings and guiding India to victory in the second.
FEB 25, 2021 08:13 PM IST
Joe Root speaks after the 10-wicket loss
"We were 70 for 2. But we didn't really capitalize on it. 250 on that wicket would have made it different. We will come back using this hurt and come back as a better team. The plastic coating on the ball gathered the pace of the wicket. It was high-quality bowling as well. Both sides struggled on that wicket. We don't define ourselves on a performance like this. We shouldn't have any baggage from the previous games going into the last game. We have seen with the ball in hand, we can pick up wickets. I think it sums up the wicket, if I am getting a fifer," said Root at the post-match presentation.
FEB 25, 2021 08:07 PM IST
India wins a Test match in 2 days
·This is the 22nd instance where the match has been won in 2 days of play.
·This is also the 2nd time for India that they have won a match in 2 days. The last time was against Afghanistan in 2018 at Bengaluru.
·This is the 4th time England have been on the losing end of a match ending in 2 days
FEB 25, 2021 08:03 PM IST
Ashwin reacts on India's win
"Pleasant experience (on reaching 400 Test wickets), good that it happened in a winning cause. We were worried after getting bowled out for 145, didn't think we didn't have many runs on the board. But we then bow3led beautifully on a wicket assisting us," says Ashwin.
FEB 25, 2021 07:55 PM IST
Rohit Sharma hits a six to finish off the match. India win by 10 wickets to go 2-1 up in the four-match series. What a Test match this has been.
FEB 25, 2021 07:52 PM IST
Rohit Sharma has gone into overdrive. He hits two fours off Jon to India with to put India within touching distance.
FEB 25, 2021 07:50 PM IST
Maiden from Leach
Jack Leach bowls a maiden to Rohit Sharma but England need wickets and a bulk of them.
FEB 25, 2021 07:48 PM IST
Gill survives, India march on
England lost a review but it was worth taking it as Gill hadn't offered a shot but replays showed the ball would've gone over the stumps. India now need 14 runs to win.
FEB 25, 2021 07:44 PM IST
Rohit joins the party
FOUR! The Indian openers want to finish it quickly. Rohit skips down the track and hits it past mid-on for a boundary. India 32/0, need only 17 runs to win now.
FEB 25, 2021 07:42 PM IST
Shubman Gill attacks
SIX! Down the goes Shubman Gill and gets good connection. The ball goes over the ropes for the first six of India's 2nd innings. India 28/0
FEB 25, 2021 07:39 PM IST
Extras hurting England
FOUR BYES! Can't really blame the keeper there. It was way down the leg side from Joe Root. India inching closer.
FEB 25, 2021 07:36 PM IST
Leach to Gill: FOUR
A cracking shot from Shubman Gill. What a way to start the final session. Gill goes on to the backfoot and just whips it through the on side using his wrists to collect a boundary.
FEB 25, 2021 07:34 PM IST
Day 2 final session
Shubman Gill on strikes, it will Jack Leach who will bowl the first over of the last session of Day 2. Here we go.
FEB 25, 2021 07:26 PM IST
Minutes away from third session
We are minutes away from the third session of Day 2, which could well turn out to be the final session of this Test match. India openers Shubman Gill and Rohit Sharma will walk out to with only 38 to get. But those runs won't be easy for sure.
FEB 25, 2021 07:17 PM IST
'One of the top match-winners for India'
Sunil Gavaskar on Star Sports says R Ashwin is up there with the best like Sachin Tendulkar, Anil Kumble, Virender Sehwag, Virat Kohli. The legendary cricketer was asked where does Ashwin rank among India's best match-winners
FEB 25, 2021 07:13 PM IST
Praise Axar but don't forget Ashwin
Axar Patel has picked up 11 wickets in this match but what about Ashwin? He picked up three in the first innings, four in the second and more importantly became the second fastest after Sri Lankan legend Muralitharan to grab 400 Test wickets.
FEB 25, 2021 07:04 PM IST
Session 2 in a nutshell
England were bowled out for 81 in the second session of Day 2 in the day-night Test. Axar Patel picked up five wickets while R Ashwin grabbed four as India got all 10 England wickets in this session. And this is after India had lost their seven wickets in the first session.
Top top it all, Rohit Sharma and Shubman Gilldown to managed to get 11 runs to bring the target down to 38 more runs for India now.
FEB 25, 2021 06:56 PM IST
India were 11 for no loss after bowling out England for 81. The hosts now need 38 more runs to win this game and go up 2-1 in the series. Rohit Sharma (6*) and Shubman Gill (1*) will resume the innings after the break. Stay Tuned
FEB 25, 2021 06:52 PM IST
Joe Root comes into the attack
After a phenomenal five-wicket haul in the first innings, England captain Joe Root comes to bowl the second over in India's second innings. IND:5/0
FEB 25, 2021 06:50 PM IST
Lowest totals for England vs India:
81 - Ahmedabad 2020/21 *
101 - The Oval 1971
102 - Mumbai WS 1979/80
102 - Leeds 1986
112 - Ahmedabad 2020/21
FEB 25, 2021 06:48 PM IST
Indian openers are out to bat
Shubman Gill, Rohit Sharma are out to bat. They will be chasing a 49-run total to win the pink-ball Test. Jack Leach begins the attack for England.
FEB 25, 2021 06:43 PM IST
England all-out for 81
Washington Sundar hits the final nail in the coffin and gets rid of James Anderson to bowl out England for 81. This is England's lowest Test score against India. The hosts now need 49 runs to win.
FEB 25, 2021 06:41 PM IST
Ashwin gets Jack Leach
WICKET! Ashwin strikes again. Slower and wider of off, spun away after pitching and Leach went for the shot. Gets a thick edge and ends up getting caught by Rahane.
FEB 25, 2021 06:30 PM IST
Ten-wicket hauls in D/N Tests:
11/70 - Axar Patel vs England, Ahmedabad 2020/21 *
10/62 - Pat Cummins vs Sri Lanka, Brisbane 2018/19
10/174 - Devendra Bishoo vs Pakistan, Dubai 2016/17
FEB 25, 2021 06:28 PM IST
Axar strikes, Foakes departs
Axar Patel has been phenomenal with the ball in the third Test. He trapped Ben Foakes in front to claim the third-consecutive five-wicket haul in Test cricket.
FEB 25, 2021 06:23 PM IST
Fewest Tests to 400 wickets:
72 - Muttiah Muralitharan
77 - Ravichandran ASHWIN
80 - Richard Hadlee/ Dale Steyn
84 - Rangana Herath
85 - Anil Kumble
FEB 25, 2021 06:21 PM IST
Words of appreciation from Anil Kumble
FEB 25, 2021 06:17 PM IST
Ashwin removed Jofra Archer LBW to complete 400 wickets in Test cricket. He becomes the fourth Indian bowler after Kapil, Kumble and Harbhajan to enter the 400-wickets club. He has also become the second fastest, after Muttiah Muralitharan to reach this feat.
FEB 25, 2021 06:13 PM IST
400 Test wickets for Ashwin
FEB 25, 2021 06:05 PM IST
Ashwin to Ollie Pope: OUT
OUT! Sensational delivery from Ashwin to clip the stumps of Ollie Pope. A drifted delivery that turned up to bamboozle the batsman. Off-stump crashed and Pope walks back. ENG: 66/6
FEB 25, 2021 05:53 PM IST
Aaxar to Root: OUT!
WICKET! Axar Patel has now completed a 10-wicket haul in the ongoing Third Test at Motera. Another non-spinning delivery that traps Joe Root adjacent to the middle. ENG: 56/5
FEB 25, 2021 05:45 PM IST
Ashwin vs Stokes: Stats Alert!
· This is the 11th time Ashwin has dismissed Stokes in Test cricket, most by any bowler.
· All of his dismissals in this series have been to spinners
o 4x Ashwin
o 1x Axar Patel
o 1x S Nadeem
FEB 25, 2021 05:42 PM IST
Ashwin traps Ben Stokes
Wicket! After Axar's mayhem, Ashwin joins the party and gets rid of Ben Stokes. Fuller and quicker, Stokes bends forward to defend but gets hit on the back pad. Indian players appeal and the umpire gives it straight away.
FEB 25, 2021 05:33 PM IST
Joe Root survives
Patel to Root - another appeal for LBW and umpire Anil Chawdhary gives it out. Root reviews it after discussing it with Ben Stokes. Ultraedge shows spikes confirming that the ball has hit the bat before hitting the pads. Umpire reverses his decision, Root survives. ENG: 46/3
FEB 25, 2021 05:22 PM IST
Ashwin to Stokes - FOUR
FOUR! What a shot from Ben Sokes. Goes on his back foot and muscles it through midwicket for a boundary.
FEB 25, 2021 05:15 PM IST
Dom Sibley dismissed for 7
· 4 out of his 6 wickets in the series have been taken by spinners
o 2x Ashwin
o 2x Axar Patel
· Axar Patel is just 1 wicket away from becoming the 8th Indian bowler to take a 10-wicket haul in a match against England.
· He will also be the 2nd Indian bowler after Anil Kumble (10/233 in 2001) to take a 10-wicket haul at Ahmedabad.
FEB 25, 2021 05:13 PM IST
9th wicket for Axar Patel in this match
Axar to Sibley - OUT! Axar Patel has been on fire at Motera. After getting two in the first over, he removes Dom Sibley to claim the 9th wicket in this game so far. Tossed up delivery, the ball skids straight and lands safely in Rishabh Pant's gloves after taking a fine edge. ENG: 19/3
FEB 25, 2021 05:02 PM IST
Sibley, Root steadying England ship
After the Axar Patel juggernaut in the first over, England captain Joe Root and opener Dom Sibley are steadying the English innings. A 19-run partnership between them after losing Crawley and Bairstow for ducks. ENG: 19/2
FEB 25, 2021 04:51 PM IST
India lose a review
Ashwin to Sibley - the ball spins in sharply and hits Sibley high on the front pad and India appeal. Ball tracker shows wickets missing. India lose a review and Sibley survives.
FEB 25, 2021 04:44 PM IST
Axar Patel removes Bairstow, Crawley in first over
A superb over from Axar Patel to start the proceeding for India. He cleaned up Zak Crawley for a duck off the very first ball and then dismissed Jonny Bairstow on the third ball of the first over. India on top with Axar's double strike. ENG: 0/2
FEB 25, 2021 04:36 PM IST
Axar Patel strikes on first ball
WICKET! Axar Patel strikes on the first ball, Crawley goes for a duck. ENG: 0/1
FEB 25, 2021 04:30 PM IST
England openers are out to bat
England openers Zak Crawley and Dominic Sibley are out to bat in the second innings. Axar Patel begins the proceedings for India
FEB 25, 2021 04:29 PM IST
Suggestion from Shane Warne
FEB 25, 2021 04:27 PM IST
This is the 5th worst collapse for India against England at home in Tests from the 3rd wicket.
FEB 25, 2021 04:12 PM IST
India all-out for 145
England captain Joe Root claims a 5-wicket haul to bowl out India for 145. The hosts have taken a slender lead of 33 runs.
FEB 25, 2021 04:00 PM IST
Joe Root picks up his 4th wicket
· His figures of 4/6 are his best bowling figures in Tests surpassing his figures of 4/87 against South Africa in 2020 at Port Elizabeth.
· Joe Root dismisses Ashwin for the 3rd time in Tests out of which 2 have been in this series
FEB 25, 2021 03:57 PM IST
Leach to Ishant - SIX
Lovely shot from the India No.10 at this point of time. Too full, outside off and Ishant tonks its high over mid-off.
FEB 25, 2021 03:55 PM IST
Root gets Ashwin
Joe Root came as surprise package and ran through India's lower order. He bags a four-wicket haul after dismissing Ravichandran Ashwin. Tossed up outside off and Ashwin was done by the extra bounce. Plays a slog sweep but it goes straight to Zack Crawley at deep mid-wicket. IND: 134/9
FEB 25, 2021 03:48 PM IST
Root to Ashwin - FOUR
FOUR! A cracking shot from Ashwin and first runs off Root. He picked the length superbly and sweeps it through forward square leg.
FEB 25, 2021 03:43 PM IST
Double wicket maiden for Joe Root
What an over it was for the England skipper. He chipped in as a part-time spinner but suddenly turned the game upside down by scalping three quick wickets. His last over was absolute gold - 2 wickets and no runs. In fact, he hasn't conceded a single run but has three wickets to his name.
FEB 25, 2021 03:34 PM IST
W, dot, W: Joe Root is on fire
The England captain hasn't conceded a single run so far but scalped two wickets in the same over to put England on top. He cleaned up Washington Sundar on the first ball of his third over and then dismissed Axar Patel a couple of deliveries later. He has three scalps under his belt now. IND: 125/8
FEB 25, 2021 03:26 PM IST
Leach to Ashiwn - FOUR
FOUR! A superb shot from Ashwin. Short ball, wide of off and Ashwin leaps back to cut away for four through right of short third man.
FEB 25, 2021 03:22 PM IST
Washington Sundar joins Ashwin at the crease
Washing Sundar is the new batsman in. He joins Ravichandran Ashwin at the center. He has been very effective with the bat down the order in his previous two games. He is now needed to steady the Indian ship with Ashwin after India lost three wickets in quick successions.
FEB 25, 2021 03:15 PM IST
Joe Root to Rishabh Pant: OUT
Edge and gone. Rishabh Pant departs too quick and Root strikes for England with the ball. Tossed up delivery outside off and Pant throws his hands at the ball. A fine edge and Ben Foakes grabs it with no mistake. IND: 117/6
FEB 25, 2021 03:14 PM IST
Ajinkya Rahane goes for 7
· Jack Leach is the second English left-arm spinner to dismiss Ajinkya Rahane in Tests after ZS Ansari at Rajkot in 2016.
· This is the 17th time Rahane has been dismissed by a left-arm spinner in Tests
· The last left-arm spinner to dismiss Rahane in Tests was Taijul Islam at Kolkata in 2019
FEB 25, 2021 03:07 PM IST
Leach gets the big man
LBW! Another big wicket for Jack Leach. This time it's Rohit Sharma. The sweep shot brings about Rohit's downfall as he was hit on the beg leg. It was high but not high enough to miss the stumps. India five down.
FEB 25, 2021 03:04 PM IST
Anderson bowls a maiden to Pant
It's not easy to bowl six dot balls at Pant but then again not everyone is James Anderso. The veteran England seamer bowls in the perfect corridors to keep Pant in check. Credit to the India keeper too for showing respect to the good balls. India 115/4
FEB 25, 2021 02:56 PM IST
OUT! Ajinkya Rahane does not even wait to consult with his partner for the DRS. He knew it had hit his pads first and he was in front. What a big wicket for England. Jack Leach the man again. The ball goes through with the arm, Rahane chose the wrong ball to play the cut shot and it hurrid on to him to hit if front pad. India 114/4
FEB 25, 2021 02:50 PM IST
India go past England's first innings score
Rahane just taps it on the leg side to take an easy single. India have taken the first innings lead, the first objective is done and now Rohit and Rahane have to make sure they help India take a big lead.
FEB 25, 2021 02:45 PM IST
Rahane gets going
FOUR! Silky touch from Rahane. Just paddles it fine and gets enough to beat the long-leg fielder to get his first four. The scores are level.
FEB 25, 2021 02:42 PM IST
FOUR! Signature Rohit there. A touch short and wide from Anderson and Rohit punches it off his backfoot to collect his first boundary of Day 2. India 108/3
FEB 25, 2021 02:38 PM IST
Turn and bounce from Leach
Turn and bounce from Leach early on but only if England had a forward-shortleg in place, they would've seen the back of Rahane. Nevertheless, a good start from Leach. India 100/3
FEB 25, 2021 02:35 PM IST
100 up for India
Rohit Sharma skips down the track to Jack Leach's second ball and takes a quick single to mid-off which brings up India's 100.
FEB 25, 2021 02:35 PM IST
Anderson starts with a maiden
A tight over to start a new day. Just what you expect from an experienced pacer like James Anderson. A maiden for England. Ajinkya Rahane didn't look too troubled either, good signs for both sides so far. India 99/3
FEB 25, 2021 02:31 PM IST
James Anderson with the first over of Day 2
England's highest wicket-taker James Anderson will start the proceedings on Day 2 of the India vs England 3rd Test in Ahmedabad.
FEB 25, 2021 02:26 PM IST
Rishbah Pant can play key role too
India lost Virat Kohli late on Day 1 but they still have Rishabh Pant apart from the two over night batsmen Rohit and Rahane. Pant is someone who can take the game away from England very quickly. If he gets going then India can very well negate Leach threat easily.
FEB 25, 2021 02:20 PM IST
India need Rohit Sharma to get going
"If he can trust his defence especially at the start of his innings then he can be a special player," says VVS Laxman on Star Sports while explaining the gameplan for Rohit Sharma. He is the well-set batsman for India and he can once again be the difference between the two sides here like he was in Chennai.
FEB 25, 2021 02:14 PM IST
Jack Leach the threat for India
Jack Leach is closest England have who can answer India's Axar Patel. The India left-arm spinner did a lot of damage on Day 1 and there is no reason why Leach can't do the same. He has already dismissed Cheteshwar Pujara and Virat Kohli. India need to be wary of England's left-arm spinner.
FEB 25, 2021 02:04 PM IST
Next two sessions are crucial.
If India can bat for two sessions on Day 2, they would be in the driver's seat for the rest of the match.
FEB 25, 2021 01:55 PM IST
Ajit Agarkar has said he knew that the pitch was always going to turn. 'It was about when and not if," Agarkar said during the pitch report.
FEB 25, 2021 01:40 PM IST
Should England have picked another spinner?
even though it was a pink ball Test, the track looks dry and has assisted the spinners. However, England have gone in with a spinner less. Will that come back to haunt them in this Test/
FEB 25, 2021 01:09 PM IST
Rohit-Rahane- Key for India
The pitch is slowing down. But Rohit looks in good touch and a lot will depend how he navigates his innings on Day 2. Rahane scored runs in Chennai but can continue to improve his run-streak? We will wait and see
FEB 25, 2021 12:57 PM IST
Root and Silverwood meet match referee
Root and Silverwood were unhappy with two decisions that were sent to the TV umpire that ended up going India’s way. They say that the decisions were made ‘unusually quickly’. They talked to match referee Javagal Srinath about it.
"The England captain and head coach spoke with the match referee after play," an England team spokesperson said.
"The captain and head coach acknowledged the challenges the umpires faced and asked respectfully that in making any decisions there was consistency in the process. The match referee said the captain was asking the right questions of the umpires."
FEB 25, 2021 12:51 PM IST
At stumps on Day 1, India were 99 for 3. Rohit Sharma (57*) and Ajinkya Rahane (1*) will resume the Indian innings on the second day of the play. The hosts are 13 runs behind.
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