The Indian cricket team sealed a remarkable victory over England in the 3rd Test match of the four-match series in Ahmedabad on Monday. With this win,
The Indian cricket team sealed a remarkable victory over England in the 3rd Test match of the four-match series in Ahmedabad on Monday. With this win, India registered a comprehensive 2-1 lead in the series to bring an end to their dry spell against England in the longest format of the game.
Kuldeep Yadav and Axar Patel played major roles in the win, sharing seven wickets to help India get the job done in the decisive match. Kuldeep finished with figures of 4/68 in the first innings and 3/24 in the second whereas Axar too showed his mettle with 4/68 in the first innings and 3/34 in the second helping India gain a comprehensive 243-run victory.
Kuldeep’s bowling partnership with Ravichandran Ashwin was instrumental in folding England’s first innings in the first day itself. His four wickets included the wickets of England openers, Dominic Sibley and Jonny Bairstow who, along with Joe Root, were among the most threatening batsmen of the team. With his sharp spin and excellent variations, he troubled the batsmen all throughout the match.
Sharing the limelight with Kuldeep was Axar Patel. After picking up three wickets with his guile, he then spun a web around the England batsmen with his unerring accuracy and economical bowling. His four wickets in the first innings marked the beginning of England’s downfall. He then followed it up with a spell of 3/34 in the second innings to further stretch the rope around their necks and was duly rewarded with the Player of the Match award.
This remarkable victory can be largely credited to the bating performance, India managed to score a mammoth 578 runs in their first innings, the highest total that a team has made in the fourth innings to win a game since 2003. However, it was with the ball that India really shone as Kuldeep Yadav and Axar Patel, who have been the go-to bowlers for Team India, shared seven wickets between them to help India become the first-ever side to bowl out the opposition twice and comeback from a 0-1 deficit to win a series against England.
This victory is surely going to give the Indian side a major confidence boost and will spur them on to aim for a series win. All eyes are now on the fourth and final test match at Ahmedabad starting March 4.
Kuldeep Yadav, Axar Patel Wrap Up Big India Win with Seven Wickets Between Them
India wrapped up a big win against Bangladesh on Wednesday night when spinner Kuldeep Yadav, and Axar Patel shared seven wickets between them.
Kuldeep Yadav Dominates
Kuldeep Yadav continued his domination of the Bangladesh batsmen, claiming four wickets in the match. He was the pick of the bowlers, and orchestrated a comprehensive victory that sealed India’s win.
Axar Patel Bowls Tightly
Meanwhile, Axar Patel provided the tight bowling performance India was looking for to complement Kuldeep’s brilliance. The youngster’s 3/22 was a key part of the victory, as his performance wrapped up the tail quickly.
Team India Makes Coach Duckworth Proud
Head coach Mansingh Duckworth expressed immense pride at the team’s performance.
“I am very proud of the way the boys have shown talent, determination and fighting spirit,” said Duckworth.
Key Takeaways from Victory
The team’s performance in this match has offered some key takeaways for both teams:
- Kuldeep Yadav is becoming a world-class spinner: His performance in this match shows he is increasingly becoming a threat for any batting line-up.
- Axar Patel is beginning to show potential: The youngster had a tight bowling performance, and could prove to be a handy bowler in the future.
- Team India is getting better at chasing targets: India successfully chased Bangladesh’s target with ease. This shows they are becoming more consistent at chasing targets, which could bode well for the future.
The victory was a great example of India’s potential to make an impact in the game. Kuldeep Yadav and Axar Patel’s seven wickets sealed a big win for India, allowing them to end the series on a high.