Ind vs Eng 3rd Test: Day 1 of India vs England Test at Motera Stadium enters record books; Check detail

Ind vs Eng 3rd Test: Day 1 of India vs England Test at Motera Stadium enters record books; Check detail

Ind vs Eng 3rd Test: The Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad witnessed an exciting first day of the pink-ball Test between India and England on Wednesday. On day one, a total of 13 wickets fell. While England were bundled out for 112 and India lost three wickets before making 99 on a rank-turner pitch at Motera. It was the most number of wickets to fall on day 1, which entered the record books.

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This spectacle has happened four other times in the history of the pink-ball Test but the Ahmedabad match tops the list as 13 wickets fell for the least number of runs scored on Day.

13/211 – England (10) vs India (3) in 2021 – Ahmedabad

13/233 – England (10) vs New Zealand in 2018 – Auckland

13/280 – Bangladesh (10) vs India (3) in 2019 – Kolkata

13/339 – South Africa (9) vs Zimbabwe (4) in 2017 – Port Elizabeth

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Axar Patel was the star of the first day, scalping six wickets. England got all out for 112, their lowest-ever first innings score in a Test match. Zak Crawley was the top-scorer for England with a stroke-filled fifty but there was little help from his teammates. The likes of Joe Root, Ben Stokes, and Jonny Bairstow all failed against the spin-friendly pitch.

Captain Root departed for 17 as R Ashwin got the prized scalp to trigger the England collapse.

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In reply, India posted 99 for 3 at Stumps after Rohit Sharma hit an unbeaten 57, stitching a 64-run stand with captain Virat Kohli who departed for 27 just before the close of play.