India vs England: Former players feel Motera pitch not ideal for Test match, Sunil Gavaskar thinks otherwise | Cricket News – Times of India

AHMEDABAD: Several former players, including India’s Harbhajan Singh and VVS Laxman, on Thursday said that the turning Motera pitch, on which India defeated England by 10 wickets inside two days, was not ideal for Tests, an opinion that was not shared by the legendary Sunil Gavaskar. Gavaskar said the overtly defensive mindset of the batsmen … Read more India vs England: Former players feel Motera pitch not ideal for Test match, Sunil Gavaskar thinks otherwise | Cricket News – Times of India

India vs England: Pitch was good, quality of batting was not, says Virat Kohli | Cricket News – Times of India

AHMEDABAD: India captain Virat Kohli on Thursday said poor batting and not the pitch was responsible for the day-night third Test against England winding up inside two days and described the performance of batsmen on both sides as “bizarre”. Kohli insisted there were no demons in the pitch, which has been called “not ideal” by … Read more India vs England: Pitch was good, quality of batting was not, says Virat Kohli | Cricket News – Times of India

India’s win equals record for the shortest Test match ever | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Axar Patel and Ravichandran Ashwin dished out commanding performances and helped India inflict a 10-wicket loss on England inside two days of the third Day/Night Test at the revamped stadium in Motera on Thursday. The biggest talking point of the match though was the pitch. It was a track that both teams found … Read more India’s win equals record for the shortest Test match ever | Cricket News – Times of India

The Axar-Ashwin show: India hammer England in day-night Test inside two days

India registered only their second Test victory inside two days, overhauling a meagre target of 49 against England in the day-night third game to take an unassailable 2-1 lead in the four-match series here on Thursday. The last time India won inside two days in a Test was in 2018, beating Afghanistan in Bengaluru. England’s … Read more The Axar-Ashwin show: India hammer England in day-night Test inside two days

India wins 3rd test against England by 10 wickets, inches closer to WTC final

Left-arm spinner Axar Patel created an illusion of turn with 11 straighter deliveries that put India on the brink of the World Test Championship final with a 10-wicket demolition of England inside two days in the day-night third Test here on Thursday. In only his second Test, Patel (15-0-32-5), with a match-haul of 11/70, relentlessly … Read more India wins 3rd test against England by 10 wickets, inches closer to WTC final

Ashwin fourth Indian to take 400 Test wickets, sixth spinner worldwide

Ashwin also became the second fastest to reach the milestone after Sri Lankan great Muttiah Muralitharan, who made it in his 72nd Test. Ravichandran Ashwin on Thursday became only the sixth spinner in the world and the fourth Indian overall to take 400 Test wickets when he dismissed Jofra Archer on the second day of … Read more Ashwin fourth Indian to take 400 Test wickets, sixth spinner worldwide

India vs England: Ball was skidding, so plan was to bowl wicket to wicket, says Axar Patel | Cricket News – Times of India

AHMEDABAD: India left-arm spinner Axar Patel on Wednesday said his plan to bowl wicket-to-wicket on a “skidding” Motera surface reaped rich dividends for him on the opening day of the day-night third Test against England here. Patel and senior off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin exploited the turning Motera pitch at the newly-inaugurated Narendra Modi stadium to the … Read more India vs England: Ball was skidding, so plan was to bowl wicket to wicket, says Axar Patel | Cricket News – Times of India

India vs England: Ashwin-Axar spin combo and Rohit’s unbeaten fifty hand India early control of pink-ball Test | Cricket News – Times of India

AHMEDABAD: Axar Patel‘s devastating six-wicket haul bundled England out for 112 before Rohit Sharma‘s languid elegance shone through in an unbeaten half century that handed India the edge on the opening day of the day-night third Test here on Wednesday. The spin combination of left-armer Patel and off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin exploited the turning Motera pitch … Read more India vs England: Ashwin-Axar spin combo and Rohit’s unbeaten fifty hand India early control of pink-ball Test | Cricket News – Times of India

Ashwin becomes fourth highest wicket-taker for India with 599 international wickets | Cricket News – Times of India

AHMEDABAD: Seasoned off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin on Wednesday went past Zaheer Khan‘s tally of 597 international wickets to climb to the fourth spot on the list of Indian bowlers with the most wickets in international cricket. Ashwin dismissed Ollie Pope in the 28th over to overtake Zaheer’s tally at the Narendra Modi Stadium on Wednesday. Ashwin … Read more Ashwin becomes fourth highest wicket-taker for India with 599 international wickets | Cricket News – Times of India

Pink Test: England win toss and opt to bat; Washington, Bumrah back in India’s playing XI

England won an important toss and elected to bat against India in the third Day/Night Pink Ball Test here on Wednesday. Local man Jasprit Bumrah replaced Mohammed Siraj in the India playing XI along with off-spinning all-rounder Washington Sundar, who comes back in place of Kuldeep Yadav. England had Jofra Archer, Zak Crawley, James Anderson … Read more Pink Test: England win toss and opt to bat; Washington, Bumrah back in India’s playing XI