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. 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. By virtue of the commendable bowling by the Indian spinners, England were bundled out for 81. India who took a slender lead of 33 will now have to chase 49 runs to go one up in the series.
India were bowled out for 145 at tea on the second day of the third Test in Ahmedabad. Joe Root wreaked havoc with the ball, picking up five wickets in 6.2 overs. While Root picked a fifer, Leach finished with figures of 4/54 from his 20 overs as Rohit Sharma (66) was the best batsman on display for the hosts. The rest had no answer to Root and Leach on a wicket that was turning square at times on the second afternoon. Interestingly though, the ball that didn't turn caused much damage on the first two days as the batsmen have found it tough to adapt to the skidding pink ball. Starting the day on 99/3, Rohit did not have Ajinkya Rahane's company for long as India's Test deputy was out for 7 minutes after passing England's first innings total.