IND vs ENG Highlights: India celebrate a wicket during Day 3 of the 4th Test match.© BCCI
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 floundered in their second innings. 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 shone 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. (SCORECARD)
4th Test, Day 3 Highlights Between India (IND) vs England (ENG), Straight From Narendra Modi Stadium, Ahmedabad
OUT! Dan Lawrence b Ravichandran Ashwin 50 (95), ENG: 135 | INDIA WIN BY AN INNINGS AND 25 RUNS
ASHWIN GETS HIS FIVE-WICKET HAUL AND INDIA ARE INTO THE WTC FINAL!
He tosses it up, and Lawrence goes on the wrong line. He fails to connect and it hits the stumps.
That’s it for England, and India win the fourth Test match by an innings and 25 runs. The also win the series, 3-1.
OUT! Jack Leach c Ajinkya Rahane b Ravichandran Ashwin 2 (31)
ANOTHER ONE FOR ASHWIN!
He tosses a good delivery, and Leach edges it to Rahane, who is quick to put his hands underneath it at slips. The TV umpire also support the soft signal.
In walks, James Anderson.
One run, Dan Lawrence has earned his fifty!
Lawrence cuts this delivery by Axar towards cover point off the backfoot for a single.
He reaches his second Test fifty.
A glimmer of hope for England?
THAT WAS CLOSE!
Ashwin tosses it on leg, and it traps Leach on the backfoot. He tries to defend it, but misses it. It goes over the stumps to Pant. The umpire raises his finger, and India also appeals.
Leach reviews it directly. There was no bat involved, and it was pitched on line. Safe for now!
Sundar tosses a shorter delivery, Lawrence sends it to the left of the fielder at mid-off. Two runs.
Ashwin pauses and then tosses it up. Lawrence smacks it down to fine leg for a four!
A flighted delivery by Axar, and Lawrence smacks it towards long-off for a four!
A half-tracker by Axar, outside off. Lawrence launces it wide of sweeper to the cover boundary for a four!
No run, ENG: 112/8
Axar sends a length delivery, and Leach inside edges it into his own pad.
England trail by 49 runs.
OUT! Dom Bess c Rishabh Pant b Axar Patel 2 (6)
ANOTHER FIVE-WICKET HAUL FOR AXAR! HE IS MAKING TEST CRICKET LOOK SO EASY!
He tosses a length delivery, outside off. Bess tries to slog-sweep it, but he under-edges it behind to Pant.
In comes, Jack Leach.
Ashwin tosses a full delivery on middle and leg. Lawrence trickles it to short midwicket. No run.
OUT! Ben Foakes c Ajinkya Rahane b Axar Patel 13 (46)
EDGED! SOFT SIGNAL IS NOT OUT!
Axar tosses it up, with Foakes trying to defend it. The turn gets an outside edge to Rahane, who dives at first slip. The soft signal is not out, and its referred to the TV umpire. His fingers were underneath it.
In comes, Dom Bess.
Foakes guides this delivery by Ashwin off the backfoot, towards backward square leg for one run.
Good delivery by Axar, as Lawrence goes to drive it through the covers, but gets outside edge past second slip for two runs.
Sundar tosses it up, outside off. Foakes drives it to deep cover for a single.
Sundar tosses it up, and Foakes hits it towards long-on for a single.
A fuller delivery by Axar, on off stump. Lawrence carves it towards wide mid-on for a single.
One run, ENG: 96/6
Axar tosses a shorter delivery, outside off. Lawrence guides it to the left of mid-on for a single.
Sundar tosses it outside off. Lawrence inside edges it into the off side. One run.
Sundar tosses a length delivery, and Foakes glances it through square leg for a single.
The action resumes!
Ben Foakes and Dan Lawrence are at the crease for England. Washington Sundar to bowl for India.
50 years of Sunil Gavaskar’s Test debut!
Today, everyone paid tribute to legendary cricketer Sunil Gavaskar on his 50th anniversary of his Test debut for India. He was felicitated by the BCCI at the Narendra Modi Stadium. Here is the video:
Celebrating 50 years of Sunil Gavaskar’s Test debut
— BCCI (@BCCI) March 6, 2021
BIG APPEAL! ENG: 91/6 (33) | Tea, Trail by 69 runs
A leg sided delivery by Ashwin, and it thumps the pads of Lawrence. India appeal, but the umpire says no.
India lose a review, as the ball was missing the stumps.
Its Team time now, and England are 91 for six. They trail by 69 runs.
THAT WAS ALMOST A CATCH!
Lawrence slog swept this delivery by Sundar, and Mayank throws himself but misses the catch behind square. FOUR!
Brilliant work by Pant!
Sundar’s delivery spins down the leg side, and Pant catches it down leg, and flicks it on to the stumps. Took Foakes by surprise.
No run, ENG: 83/6
Axar tosses it up, and Lawrence defends it off the front foot. No run.
England are 83 for six after 31 overs, and trail by 77 runs.
Foakes guides this delivery by Axar through the square leg region. Good running and they take three runs.
A slower delivery by Ashwin, and Lawrence tries to cut it. He outside edges it past the fielder at slip for a four!
Axar tosses it up, and Foakes drives it to the fielder at mid-off. No run.
A short ball by Axar, and Lawrence cuts it away between point and cover for a four!
1 leg bye
Another turning delivery by Ashwin, and it goes to leg slip. Foakes couldn’t get any bat to it.
OUT! Joe Root lbw b Ravichandran Ashwin 30 (72)
ASHWIN STRIKES NOW!
A flat delivery by him, and Root tries to hit it back, but it strikes him on the pads.
He reviews it directly. There was no inside edge, and it was hitting middle and off stumps.
In comes, Ben Foakes.
OUT! Ollie Pope st Rishabh pant b Axar Patel 15 (31)
EXCELLENT WICKETKEEPING BY RISHABH PANT!
A good dipping delivery by Axar, and Pope goes down the pitch. But he gets beaten by the flight and turn, and Pant does an excellent stumping.
In comes, Dan Lawrence.
Four leg byes
Ashwin tosses it down leg, and the spin makes it more harder for Pant or Pope to deal with it. It goes to the fine leg fence for a four.
Axar tosses a faster delivery, and Pope top edges it over the slips. Rahane stops a boundary with a sliding save at fine leg. Three runs.
GOOD HIT BY POPE!
He goes down the track and smacks this delivery by Ashwin over wide mid-wicket for a six!
Pope pops this delivery by Ashwin in the air, and Gill at short leg can’t get his fingers around it.
Ashwin tosses it up, on middle and off. Pope glances it to mid-on and a direct-hit makes things rash for England. One run.
Siraj bowls a full delivery, down leg. Root hits it through backward square leg for two runs.
A slow and full delivery by Axar, on off. Root goes forward and guides it to point. Kohli has a try at the stumps, and ball bounces to hit Root. Kohli apologizes to him.
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