The Ahmedabad Stadium now knows as the Narendra Modi Stadium has opened up with a dull pitch with zero support for run-scoring. The field worked fully in favor of the bowlers and bowled out batsmen.
Holding its first-ever test, the world’s largest cricket stadium’s pitch turned out as a surprise for both teams. England were all out on 112 with Axar Patel and Ravichandran Ashwin clinching 6, 3 wickets respectively.
The test remained truncated being coiled up in 2.5 days – the shortest test after 1935. Later, India’s 1st innings gave home siders some serious suffers as they fell on 81 with guests having the lead.
England rocked as Joe Root brought up several records. He conceded minimum runs (5/8) picking up 5 wickets. It is now the least run conceded by a spinner in cricketing history picking up a five-wicket-haul.
Other than this, Root is now the second England captain to pick a five-wicket-haul in Tests after Bob Willis in 1983 against New Zealand. Notably, Jack Leach ended with four wickets in the discussed innings.
Ind vs Eng: The Modi pitch winded up the shortest test since 1935
When England stepped in to begin their second innings, Axar struck again and picked 5 wickets that make 11 wickets for him in a single test – incredible. The pitch, in short- supported spin over pace.
However, Ashwin has coiled up with 7 wickets. India began their final innings with both teams waiting for the known conclusion. England could not pick any Indian men here. Finally, the hosts won third Ind vs Eng Test encounter by 10 wickets