Losing first test, India bounced back against England in 4-test match series to claim victory by 3-1. Ahmedabad hosted the last test match and Indian side defeated English team comprehensively by an innings and 25 runs on Day-3.
With this victory, India qualified for the ICC World Test Championship final against New Zealand in June. Rishabh Pant’s hundred and Washington Sundar’s 96* runs innings helped India to take crucial 160 runs lead against a confused England batting line-up which failed to play even two sessions on this wicket.
Rishabh Pant was awarded Man of the Match for his excellent century in India’s first innings. Debutant in the series Axar Patel took 5 wickets haul in the second innings with senior bowling partner Ravi Ashwin dismissing 5 English players.
This is India’s 13th successive victory at home meanwhile in played last 39 tests at home, India won 31 games while just lost two.
Virat Kohli has now surpassed Australian great Steve Waugh to win most tests at home. With victory in Ahmedabad, Kohli now won 23 tests at home and still he’s there to play more. South Africa’s Graeme Smith has most wins as test captain at home with 30 victories.
India now grabs top place in ICC test rankings and secures top position in WTC points table. India vs New Zealand world test championship final to be played from 18 June in Lord’s.