Ind vs Eng 3rd Test: Axar-Ashwin super show help India win by 10 wickets, take 2-1 series lead

Ind vs Eng 3rd Test: Axar-Ashwin super show help India win by 10 wickets, take 2-1 series lead: India on Thursday defeated England in the third Test in one of the shortest-test matches. Openers Rohit Sharma (25) and Shubman Gill (15) ensured India do not lose a single wicket in the meagre run chase of 49 runs. The hosts went on to win the historic Day/Night Test by 10 wickets. With the victory, India are 2-1 ahead in the ongoing four-match Test series.

In the end, English skipper Joe Root winning the toss and batting first meant nothing as the visitors were completely outplayed in the game.

The star of the show was hometown boy Axar as he finished with 11 wickets in the game (six in the first innings and five in the second). Senior partner Ashwin wasn’t to be left too far behind as he picked four wickets to finish with 7 in the game. Interestingly, the off-spinner also became the second-fastest to 400 Test wickets during England’s second innings when he trapped Jofra Archer plumb in front.

India 2nd Innings49/0 (7.4 ov)
Batsmen R B 4S 6S SR
Rohit Sharma Not out 25 25 3 1 100.00
Shubman Gill Not out 15 21 1 1 71.43
Extra 9 (b 8, w 0, nb 0, lb 1)
Total 49/0 (7.4)
Yet To Bat CA PujaraVirat KohliAM RahaneRR PantWashington SundarRavichandran AshwinAxar PatelIshant SharmaJJ Bumrah
Jack Leach 4 1 15 0 3.75
Joe Root 3.4 0 25 0 6.82


Ashwin achieves big milestone in Test, becomes third Indian spinner to take 400 Test wickets– Follow Day 2 Live Updates- Axar Patel and R Ashwiin have brought India back in the contest after picking all 7 wickets against England in their 2nd innings. While Axar sent back Joe Root, Jak Crawley and Jonny Bairstow and Sibley, R Ashwin got Ollie Pope and his bunny Stokes out for a record 11th time. The visitors are tottering at 66/7.

Earlier England’s 2nd innings was wrapped just for 81 runs. Axar Patel and Ravichandran Ashwin completely destroyed England in the 2nd innings. England registered their lowest ever total against India as they were dismissed for just 81 runs in their 2nd innings.

Axar Patel has once again taken a five-wicket haul. Axar, Ashwin spin took 9 of the 10 English wickets, with 10th going to Washington Sundar.

Batsmen R B 4S 6S SR
Zak Crawley b Axar Patel 0 1 0 0 0.00
Dom Sibley c RR Pant b Axar Patel 7 25 0 0 28.00
Jonny Bairstow b Axar Patel 0 2 0 0 0.00
Joe Root (C) lbw b Axar Patel 19 45 0 0 42.22
Ben Stokes lbw b Ravichandran Ashwin 25 34 3 0 73.53
Ollie Pope b Ravichandran Ashwin 12 15 2 0 80.00
Ben Foakes (WK) lbw b Axar Patel 8 28 0 0 28.57
Jofra Archer lbw b Ravichandran Ashwin 0 2 0 0 0.00
Jack Leach c AM Rahane b Ravichandran Ashwin 9 22 0 1 40.91
Stuart Broad Not out 1 7 0 0 14.29
James Anderson Not out 0 2 0 0 0.00
Extra 4 (b 4, w 0, nb 0, lb 0)
Total 81/9 (30.3)
Yet To Bat
Axar Patel 15 0 32 5 2.13
Ravichandran Ashwin 15 3 48 4 3.20
Washington Sundar 0.3 0 1 0 2.00


Earlier today, England bowled out India in the opening session of Day 2 of the historic Day/ Night Test at the Narendra Modi Stadium. Jack Leach and Joe Root (five-wicket haul) put England back in a strong position by picking important wickets of Ajinkya Rahane and Rohit Sharma in the opening session. India also lost Rishabh Pant, R Ashwin cheaply, and Washington Sundar for a duck.

Resuming at an overnight 99 for 3, India added just 46 runs from 20.2 overs for the loss of seven wickets. It took 53.2 overs in all for the Indian innings to fold before an early tea break was taken.

India managed only 33 runs lead in their first innings.

Rohit Sharma once again played a crucial knock for team India contributing 66 runs. But other batsmen failed to do well. Skipper Kohli chipped in with 27 runs in India’s first innings. Ravichandran Ashwin added a crucial 17 runs off 32 balls before he became England captain Joe Root’s one of the five victims.

Earlier on Day 1, After a wonderful performance led by Axar Patel with the bowl, Rohit Sharma scored a solid fifty to boost India in the game. India in reply to England’s 112 ended Day 1 on 99/3 and is trailing just by 13 runs with seven first-innings wickets in hand.

India 1st Innings145/10 (53.2 ov)
Batsmen R B 4S 6S SR
Rohit Sharma lbw b MJ Leach 66 96 11 0 68.75
Shubman Gill c Zak Crawley b Jofra Archer 11 51 2 0 21.57
Cheteshwar Pujara lbw b MJ Leach 0 4 0 0 0.00
Virat Kohli (C) b MJ Leach 27 58 3 0 46.55
Ajinkya Rahane lbw b MJ Leach 7 25 1 0 28.00
Rishabh Pant (WK) c BT Foakes b JE Root 1 8 0 0 12.50
Ravichandran Ashwin c Zak Crawley b JE Root 17 32 3 0 53.13
Washington Sundar b JE Root 0 12 0 0 0.00
Axar Patel c Dom Sibley b JE Root 0 2 0 0 0.00
Ishant Sharma Not out 10 20 0 1 50.00
Jasprit Bumrah lbw b JE Root 1 12 0 0 8.33
Extra 5 (b 2, w 1, nb 0, lb 2)
Total 145/10 (53.2)
Yet To Bat
James Anderson 13 8 20 0 1.54
Stuart Broad 6 1 16 0 2.67
Jofra Archer 5 2 24 1 4.80
Jack Leach 20 2 54 4 2.70
Ben Stokes 3 0 19 0 6.33
Joe Root 6.2 3 8 5 1.26
Fall Of Wickets FOW Over
Shubman Gill 1-33 14.6
CA Pujara 2-34 15.5
Virat Kohli 3-98 32.2
AM Rahane 4-114 38.2
RG Sharma 5-115 40.1
RR Pant 6-117 41.1
Washington Sundar 7-125 45.1
Axar Patel 8-125 45.3
Ravichandran Ashwin 9-134 49.2
JJ Bumrah 10-145 53.2
England 1st Innings112/10 (48.4 ov)
Batsmen R B 4S 6S SR
Zak Crawley lbw b Axar Patel 53 84 10 0 63.10
Dom Sibley c RG Sharma b Ishant Sharma 0 7 0 0 0.00
Jonny Bairstow lbw b Axar Patel 0 9 0 0 0.00
Joe Root (C) lbw b Ravichandran Ashwin 17 37 2 0 45.95
Ben Stokes lbw b Axar Patel 6 24 1 0 25.00
Ollie Pope b Ravichandran Ashwin 1 12 0 0 8.33
Ben Foakes (WK) b Axar Patel 12 58 1 0 20.69
Jofra Archer b Axar Patel 11 18 2 0 61.11
Jack Leach c CA Pujara b Ravichandran Ashwin 3 14 0 0 21.43
Stuart Broad c JJ Bumrah b Axar Patel 3 29 0 0 10.34
James Anderson Not out 0 3 0 0 0.00
Extra 6 (b 1, w 0, nb 3, lb 2)
Total 112/10 (48.4)
Ishant Sharma 5 1 26 1 5.20
Jasprit Bumrah 6 3 19 0 3.17
Axar Patel 21.4 6 38 6 1.75
Ravichandran Ashwin 16 6 26 3 1.63
Fall Of Wickets FOW Over
Dom Sibley 1-2 2.3
JM Bairstow 2-27 6.1
JE Root 3-74 21.5
Zak Crawley 4-80 24.4
Ollie Pope 5-81 27.4
Ben Stokes 6-81 28.5
Jofra Archer 7-93 34.2
MJ Leach 8-98 37.3
Stuart Broad 9-105 46.3
BT Foakes 10-112 48.4

INDIA vs ENGLAND 3rd Test Day 2 LIVE Score

Here are the highlights of Day 2:

6:04 pm

Ashwin to Ollie Pope, THATS OUT!! Bowled!!

Ashwin to Ollie Pope, out Bowled!! That’s sensational and Ashwin has Pope for the second time in the match with a ripper – on second bviewing, that’s poor technique from the right-hander – he was dancing all around the crease and has missed one which has hardly misbehaved. Done in by a kipper, but he made it look unplayable – drift for the off-spinner and Pope simply walked into the trap, kept walking into the line of the drift and then let it curve past the closed bat-face, crashes into the off-stump and Pope is made to look terrible. Exceptional bowling from Ashwin and he’s jubilant, lovely piece of bowling, the drift and the guile getting too much for Pope. Ollie Pope b Ashwin 12(15) 

5:48 pm

Axar to Root, THATS OUT!! Lbw!!

Axar to Root, out Lbw!! This looks plumb, Root doesn’t hang around and Axar has 10 for the match. That was straightforward and Root knew it once he missed – it’s another non-spinning delivery that’s caused havoc in the England ranks – pushed through with the arm and it rattled straight on with the angle – Root prodded forward, played completely down the wrong line and is struck adjacent to middle, would have been crashing into middler and leg. Simple call for umpire Anil Kumar Chaudhary. Root lbw b Axar 19(45)

5:43 pm

Ashwin to Stokes, THATS OUT!! Lbw!!

Ashwin to Stokes, out Lbw!! Stokes thinks of taking a review and decides against it at the last moment. It’s the 11th time Ashwin’s got Stokes in Test cricket. He bends forward in defence but gets beaten on the inside edge, the ball pitches on leg-stump and turns enough to smack Stokes on the back pad. The height could have been an issue and might be umpire’s call on hitting, but Stokes decides not to take the review. Strange. Stokes lbw b Ashwin 25(34) 

5:36 pm:

Stokes, Leach bring 50 up for England

5:22 pm:

Ben Stokes begins counter-attack, playing at unbeaten 23 runs off 27 balls. Joe Root is keeping the one end safe, he is playing for 16 runs.

5:08 pm:

Axar to Sibley, THATS OUT!! Caught!!

Dominic Sibley has been out given caught behind and he’s reviewed it instantly. There’s clear spike on UltraEdge and he’s gone.



Axar to Sibley, out Caught by Pant!! Wicket number nine for Axar Patel in this game. Sibley looks to break the shackles with a swipe across the line but the ball skids straight on after pitching to pinch a tiny edge on the bottom of the bat. Pant takes a sharp catch and umpire Anil Kumar Chaudhary had no hesitation in putting his finger up. Too ambitious from the England openers and he’s paid a heavy price for it. The visitors in deep trouble now. Sibley c Pant b Axar 7(25)

4:40 pm

Axar to Bairstow, THATS OUT!! Bowled!!

Axar to Bairstow, out Bowled!! Absolute madness this. Bairstow has a pair. Strides forward to defend and gets beaten on the inside edge (huge bat-pad gate), the stumps are all over the place and so are the Indian fielders. The crowd go bonkers. England are two down without scoring. Played for the turn but there was none. Bairstow b Axar 0(2)

4:34 pm

Axar to Zak Crawley, THATS OUT!! Bowled!!

Axar to Zak Crawley, out Bowled!! Zak Crawley has been out to left-arm spinners 6/6 in his last three Tests. What a start for India. Don’t be surprised if it’s over today. Axar bowls this on a good length and gets it to skid on with the arm, Crawley was too far deep inside the crease and had no idea about the line of the delivery. Gets beaten on the outside edge and the off pole has been shattered. Zak Crawley b Axar 0(1)

4:33 pm:

Zak Crawley and Sibley are at the crease. Zak Crawley is on strike. Axar will open the attack

4:18 pm

TEA Break!

4:18 pm

India have managed a lead of 33 runs in their first innings.

4:10 pm

Root to Bumrah, THATS OUT!! Lbw!!

Ishant has injured himself on the dive and the physio is out having a look. India’s lead is 33, decent enough on this track, but not match-winning. They will have to bat last on this pitch and anything around 100-120 could be extremely challenging

4:05 pm

Bumrah has been given OUT LBW and he decides to chance his luck with a review.

Is it straightening enough? Is there an inside edge on that? Yes, the third umpire has noticed a clear deviation off the bat and the on-field call has been reversed.

3:54 pm

Ishant Sharma hits the first six of his Test career in his 100th Test.

Jack Leach to Ishant, SIXlovely, Ishant will try and show how to bat on this pitch? Tad too full and just outside off, he leans forward, lovely extension of his arms and lifts it high and over mid-off, sailed over the ropes for a maximum

3:49 pm

Root to Ashwin, THATS OUT!! Caught!!

Root to Ashwin, out Caught by Zak Crawley!! Fourth wicket for Root and Ashwin falls in the quest of keeping strike and get some runs as well – nicely tossed up outside off and Ashwin is done in by the extra bounce, can’t roll his wrists around the slog-sweep, gets a massive top-edge, high and down towards deep mid-wicket. Crawley settled under it, has plenty of time as he went reverse cupped. Held on and it’s number nine for England. If, if only Ashwin had taken the single last ball? Ashwin c Zak Crawley b Root 17(32) 

3:35 pm

Root to Axar, THATS OUT!! Caught!!

Root to Axar, out Caught by Sibley!! Root hasn’t conceded a run so far and he’s taken three already. Axar looks to take the aggressive option and gets too close to the pitch of the delivery after jumping out of his crease, chips the drive off the toe-end and offers a dolly of a catch to Sibley at short cover. Axar c Sibley b Root 0(2)

3:25 pm

Root to Washington Sundar, THATS OUT!! Bowled!!

Root to Washington Sundar, out Bowled!! What is it with first deliveries of the over and Joe Root taking wickets? Pitches around middle, lures Sundar into a forward defence and rips it past the outside edge to hit the top of off. Root is proving that he is more than just a part-timer with the ball. He set Sundar up in the previous over with some short and flat deliveries and now bowled the perfect offbreak to leave Sundar stunned on the front foot, Washington Sundar b Root 0(12)

3:20 pm:

Root to Pant, THATS OUT!! Caught!!

Root to Pant, out Caught by Foakes!! Joe Root’s got this canny knack of picking up wickets with first ball of his spell and he is chuffed to bits as the England players soak in celebration. Pant doesn’t want to leave. He strolls towards his partner, has a guilty-filled chat and then decides against the review at the last possible instant. Clear nick. Pant feels for the floaty toss up outside off and wafts at it with hard hands, a feather of an edge and Foakes ain’t dropping that. England right back in this. Pant c Foakes b Root 1(8)

3:15 pm

Jack Leach to Rohit, THATS OUT!! Lbw!!

Jack Leach to Rohit, out Lbw!! Looks to unleash the sweep but there’s a bit of risk involved when you premeditate this shot. Leach’s pushed this slightly quicker and fuller and it’s good enough to slide under Rohit’s bat and crash into his back leg dead in front of off-stump. The review was more in hope and it proved to be a good one eventually. Rohit lbw b Jack Leach 66(96)

3 pm:

Jack Leach to Rahane, THATS OUT!! Lbw!!

Jack Leach to Rahane, out Lbw!! Easy decision for umpire Nitin Menon. Rahane reckons he’s gone and gestures the same to his partner before walking off. Looked very straightforward that. This is the one the batters need to be careful of: The one that straightens and skids on with the arm. Rahane was stuck inside the crease and the ball was onto him like a rash even before he could react. Tries a hurried poke at the last moment, but no dice. This could be crashing into top of off. Rahane lbw b Jack Leach 7(25)

2:35 pm:

India reach 100-run mark, trail by 12 runs


Day1 of India vs England 3rd Test – Axar Patel completely destroys England

Earlier on Day 1 – Axar Patel’s devastating six-wicket haul bundled England out for 112 before Rohit Sharma’s languid elegance shone through in an unbeaten half-century that handed India the edge on the opening day of the day-night third Test here on Wednesday.

The spin combination of left-armer Patel and off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin exploited the turning Motera pitch at the newly-inaugurated Narendra Modi stadium to the full and England’s first innings folded in just 48.4 overs after the visitors opted to bat.

Patel (21.4-6-38-6) grabbed his second five-for in his second Test while Ashwin (16-6-26-3) took three.

At stumps, India were 99 for 3 from 33 overs with Rohit batting on 57 off 82 balls. Ajinkya Rahane (1) was giving him company following skipper Virat Kohli’s dismissal in the second last over of the day.

Kohli was dismissed for 27 off 58 balls by left-arm spinner Jack Leach (10-1-27-2). India trailed by just 13 runs with seven first-innings wickets in hand.