Gujarat Cricket Association’s newly developed stadium Narendra Modi Stadium formerly known as Motera stadium has produced victory for the national team on 2nd day of 3rd test match played in Ahmedabad. India beat England by 10 wickets to get 2-1 lead in the series on day-2.
Poor batting showcase from the sides in this test. English captain Joe Root won the toss yesterday and chose to bat on this fresh wicket of new stadium. But decision didn’t work for him as whole England team dismissed for 112 runs in the second session of day-1.
India lost three wickets at the end of first day and were looking pretty good to get good lead on second day. But things changed dramatically on day 2 and Indian team just managed to get 35 runs lead. English skipper got 5 wickets on this turning track.
India all-out England on 81 in the second inning and thus India required 49 runs to win the match. Axar Patel took 5 wickets in the 2nd innings that makes 11 wickets for him in the match. Rohit Sharma and Shubhman Gill chased the target comfortably without any hurdle and India got the 2-1 lead in the series.
One more test is there to be played in the series and if India wins it, they’ll through to world test championship final against New Zealand otherwise Australia will through if England wins it.
The fourth test of England tour of India 2021 will be played from 4 March.