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India vs England, 4th Test 2021 Match Result: Ravi Ashwin, Axar Patel Bowl Hosts to Innings Win, Seal Series 3-1 to Reach World Test Championship Final

Ahmedabad, March 6: Criticised by former English cricketers for spinning a web over the batsmen on a rank turner in the third Test of the series, Ravichandran Ashwin and Axar Patel shut them with a top- display on a regular Indian wicket in the fourth Test at the Stadium on as the hosts won by an innings and 25 runs.

While Ashwin picked his 30th five-wicket haul during the course of the innings on Saturday, Axar picked his fourth as India stormed into the final of the World Test Championship after sealing the series 3-1 on the third day of the Test. India vs 4th Test 2021: Play Hilariously Interrupted for a While After Bails Get Stuck in Rishabh Pant’s Gloves, Leaves Sharma in Splits (Watch Video).

He might not have impressed with his batting but Test deputy Ajinkya Rahane was spot on with his low catches. If Axar and Ashwin starred with the ball, it was a masterclass display of slip catching by Rahane. It was a no-show from the English batsmen once again as they looked completely clueless after walking into the middle in the post-lunch session with the score on 6/0.

Dan Lawrence (50) was the only player who had some answer to the duo of Ashwin and Axar as none of the other batsmen seemed to have the technical acumen to dig in, barring skipper Joe Root (30).

But once Ashwin sent back Root, it was all about delaying the humiliation for the English batsmen. Ashwin picking up Jonny Bairstow for a golden duck only added to England’s misery.

All-rounder Ben Stokes, who had scored a gritty half-century in the first innings, came in with a lot of responsibility on his shoulders, but he could manage just 2 before Axar had his number. Rishabh Pant’s Stunning Reverse-Scoop off James Anderson During IND vs ENG 4th Test Sets Twitter on Fire (Watch Video).

Earlier, resuming the third day on 294/7, India managed to pick a substantial 160-run lead as they scored 365. Rishabh Pant (101) and Washington Sundar (96 not out) were the top scorers while Sharma and Axar made useful contributions of 49 and 43 each.

Brief Scores: 205 and 135 (Daniel Lawrence 50, Ravichandran Ashwin 5-47, Axar Patel 5-48); India 365 (Rishabh Pant 101, Washington Sundar 96*).

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