Eng 112 All Out
An excellent spin bowling display led by local boy Axar Patel helped India bundle out England for a paltry 112 in the second session on Day 1 of the third Test in Ahmedabad.
The decision to bat first backfired badly for England as the visiting team’s batsmen surrendered in front of a quality spin attack. Ishant Sharma got the first wicket of the day in the form of Dom Sibley (0) but after that it was spin all the way for India. While Axar (6/37) was the highlight, bagging his second five-wicket haul in only his second Test, Ashwin provided excellent support, chipping in with three wickets.
Six of the England batsmen departed on single-digit scores as they looked completely clueless against a rampaging India spin attack. Zak Crawley (53) was the highest scorer for England in their first innings.
India lost the wicket of Virat Kohli in the final over of the day but still finished strong at 99/3, trailing England by just 13 in the first innings after Day 1 of the Pink Ball Test. Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma added 64 runs for the third wicket but it was spinner Jack Leach, who broke the crucial partnership to bring some joy back in the England camp towards the end of the day.
After England were bundled out for a trifling 112 in the second session, both Kohli and Rohit showcased smart batting skills in the final session under lights after India lost opener Shubman Gill (11) and Cheteshwar Pujara (0) in quick succession.
While Rohit looked sublime during his 12th Test fifty, Kohli too batted with grit to put England on the backfoot. But Leach broke the flourishing partnership as India’s performance took a dip after a power-packed show in the first two sessions.
The highlight of the day was local boy Axar Patel, who took 6 for 38 to restrict England to a lowly total. Ashwin too picked up 3 wickets while milestone man Ishant Sharma too bagged a wicket. Stay tuned with us to know every update and get cricket betting tips.