India qualify for World Test Championship finals by defeating England in Ahmedabad
By Lokmat English Desk | Published: March 6, 2021 04:04 PM2021-03-06T16:04:54+5:302021-03-06T16:05:23+5:30
India beat England by an innings and 25 runs to win the fourth test and thereby qualify for the ...
India beat England by an innings and 25 runs to win the fourth test and thereby qualify for the World Test Championship to be held in Lords. They will face New Zealand in the mega event which commences on June 18, 2021. Axar Patel got the wickets of Ben Foakes and Ollie Pope as England went eight wickets down with Ashwin completing the last formalities as he removed Daniel Lawrence. Earlier, India were bowled out for 365, taking a lead of 160 runs. Washington Sundar remained unbeaten on 96. On Day 3, Stokes was paid for his hard work, taking two wickets, and Root registered a dismissal.
The pitch for the fourth Test was conducive to batting as well provided the batters applied themselves, showed patience as was done by Rishabh Pant, Washington Sundar and Rohit Sharma. For England, Ben Stokes and Daniel Lawrence showed that it was indeed possible for English batsmen too to score runs in the fourth Test but the India spinners proved too hot to handle. India have played two back-to-back memorable series – the first one saw them coming back from 0-1 down to beat Australia 2-1 in a four-match series before crushing the challenge of England as well. This has been some comeback by India . After being outclassed in the series opener last month, India have crushed England in all the remaining three matches. They won the second Test by 317 runs to draw level at one-all before taking the lead with a 10-wicket win in the third Test in Ahmedabad.
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