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IND vs ENG 3rd Test Live: Axar Patel’s magic delivery removes Zak Crawley on first ball – WATCH


IND vs ENG 3rd Test : The Pink ball Test match at Ahmedabad has been one of the interesting test matches in the past few months. The pitch of Chennai and Ahmedabad have played a big role in bringing back the test cricket watching audience back on TV.  The Chennai pitch has behaved the same way, as it has since 2008, in the IPL. Initially, the Motera pitch was said to be favouring the pace bowlers, but the grass was cut-off, and now it has become a nightmare for the batsmen. Even the Indian batsmen, who are traditionally the good players of spin have not been able to play Leach and Root well on Day 2.

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IND vs ENG : Axar Patel gets Zak Crawley out on the first ball

The Gujarat spinner who made his test debut in the last test match has been quite impressive in providing the break-thoughts for the team. In the first innings,  Axar picked 6 wickets that helped the Indian team to dismiss the visitors for 112. Until the time of writing this article, he has picked up the first 3 wickets of the England team in the 2nd innings as well. Here are all his wickets.

Watch the video: 1st wicket

2nd wicket

3rd wicket

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Can the Indian team dismiss the England team under 100?

The England team is struggling with 24/3 on the scoreboard. The spinner, Axar Patel is in sublime form and has created doubt on the batsmen’s mind, which has helped him to pick quick wickets. His accurate line and length will be vital to the Indian team if they have to win the match easily. While Ashwin can prove to be good support due to his experience and abilities.

For the England team, Joe Root and Stokes have to stitch an important partnership to give their bowlers an outside chance of dismissing the Indian batsmen. The contribution from Archer and Broad can be crucial in both departments.

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Harshit Rathi

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