World Test Championship Scenario: The Pink ball test match has been completed in 2 days with India winning the match by 10 wickets. The spinner Axar Patel picked 11 wickets in the match, while Ravichandran Ashwin scalped a total of 7 wickets in the match. Ashwin achieved the major milestone of 400 test wickets and became the 2nd fastest bowler to reach the feat. The contribution from Rohit Sharma at the top-order was clinical and is the leading run-scorer for India in the series. with 205 runs. While Root leads the list with 297 runs, despite not performing well in the 2nd as well as the 3rd test. Ashwin and Jack Leach are the top-wicket takers in the series with 17 scalps and 12 scalps respectively.
India’s 10 wicket win in Motera has pushed England out of contention for a place in the WTC Finals. Just before the starting of this series, The Indian team stood 2nd in the rankings but are currently at the 1st position after 2 successive wins. The condition before the Indian team was to win the series by 2-1 or 3-1. They have successfully completed the first case here, with a brilliant win in the Pink Ball test match. The visitors needed to win the remaining test matches to be in the race for the spot in the finals, but they were unsuccessful in their attempt. The New Zealand team has already reached the finals due to their performance against West Indies and Pakistan. The Australian team who lost the test series against India on their home soil last month can reach the finals if the series is drawn 2-2, which means they will be waiting for the England team to win the final test.
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