Axar Patel Rattles England’s Batting Order in Day-Night Test, Netizens Hail His Spectacular Show

While the pink ball is known to favour the pacers, England’s batting order was rattled by Indian spinners in the Day-Night Test match at the newly-inaugurated Narendra Modi Cricket Stadium in Ahmedabad. Axar Patel and Ravi Ashwin hunt in tandem as the Three Lions lost seven wickets inside 100 runs.

February 24, 2021

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While the pink ball is known to favour the pacers, England’s batting order was rattled by Indian spinners in the Day-Night Test match at the newly-inaugurated Narendra Modi Cricket Stadium in Ahmedabad. Axar Patel and Ravi Ashwin hunt in tandem as the Three Lions lost seven wickets inside 100 runs. Local boy Axar Patel was brilliant in particular as England batsmen looked entirely perplexed against him. The left-arm spinner dismissed Jonny Bairstow on the first ball of his spell before sending Zak Crawley, Ben Stokes and Jofra Archer back in the hut. Fans were highly impressed with Patel’s spectacular show as social media got flooded with praises for the spinner. India vs England 3rd Test 2021 Live Score Updates Day 1.

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With Ravindra Jadeja ruled out of the series due to a thumb injury, Patel had massive boots to fill, and the all-rounder didn’t disappoint. While he is yet to make a statement with the bat, the spinner has been splendid with the ball. After taking a five-wicket haul on his Test debut in Chennai, the 27-year-old continued his excellent form and ran through England’s batting order yet again. Meanwhile, let’s look at how social media reacted to Patel’s brilliance. Ishant Sharma Plays His 100th Test Match at Narendra Modi Cricket Stadium; Sachin Tendulkar, Virender Sehwag & Suresh Raina Lead Congratulatory Wishes.

Sachin Tendulkar Impressed!!

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Memes In Action!!

Four For Axar!!

Indeed A Great Find!!

Hilarious!!

Local Boy Dominating Three Lions!!

With the four-match series poised at 1-1 after the first two games, the winner of this contest would take an unassailable 2-1 lead. Moreover, the loser of this contest would get knocked out of the ICC World Test Championship final race. Given the start the home team has got, England aren’t likely to make a comeback. Hence, India should look to take the remaining three wickets quickly before putting up a significant score on the board.

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