India has won the 3rd Test against England by 10 wickets after revamping the 49-run target in the third session of the second day. India now leads the series 2-1. With this, England is out of the reckoning for the Test Championship final. The match, had taken place at the newly inaugurated and Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad. The last time India won inside two days in a Test was in 2018, beating Afghanistan in Bengaluru.
They were bowled out for 145 in their first innings on the second day of the Pink Ball Test in Ahmedabad as Joe Root (5/8) picked up his first ever fifer in First Class cricket. Sprawling by 13 runs at the end of the first day’s play, India resumed with Rohit Sharma and Ajinkya Rahane from 99/3. The spin duo of Axar Patel and Ravichandran Ashwin as the side folded for 81 in its second innings. This was the team's lowest Test total against India.
Openers Rohit Sharma (25) and Shubman Gill (15) then completed the procedures in 7.4 overs, barely half an hour into the final session of the day. Rohit (66) was the only Indian batsman to get a substantial score even as AjinkyaRahane (7), Rishabh Pant (1), Washington Sundar (0), Axar Patel (0) all fell in quick succession.
Ashwin became the fastest Indian bowler and the second-fastest after Sri Lankan spinner Muttiah Muralitharan to register 400 wickets in the longest format of the game. Ashwin's spin partner Axar Patel listed his second straight five-wicket haul in two days and also recorded a hat-trick of fifers in just his second Test appearance.