The Indian team put England on the backfoot on the first day of the third Test being played at the newly constructed Narendra Modi Stadium. He has scored 99 for 3 in 33 overs in his first innings after bundling the first guests for 112 runs. Rohit Sharma is on the field scoring 57 runs, while the other batsman Ajinkya Rahane is playing for 1 run. Overall, Akshar Patel was the hero of the day, who defeated the British by taking 6 wickets.
He said after performing charismatic – when things are going well for you then you need to work a little more. My aim was to bowling wicket to wicket and entice the batsmen. There was no ball skidding in Chennai, but here it is and so more LBWs are happening.
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The bowler, who bowled from 85-90 kph, said of the 13 wickets that fell in a day – having a lot of T20 cricket has an impact in the Test and also the batsmen are more aggressive. Therefore, keeping the line of the ball fine makes it easier to get wickets. If the batsman is defending well then you go to the back foot, but if he is not defending well and is going for sweep and reverse-sweep then you think a chance is coming.
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It is noteworthy that England’s first innings was reduced to 112 runs, which is England’s second lowest score in a Test match on Indian soil. Earlier in the 1979–80 Test match in Mumbai, England’s innings was all out for 102, their lowest score in Test in India.
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Apart from this, this is England’s fourth lowest score of the Test against India. England’s innings was allotted for 101 runs at The Oval in 1971, which is their latest score in the Test against India so far. Apart from this, England were limited to 102 in the 1986 Test in Leeds, their third lowest score against India.