Axar Patel claimed six wickets as India gained the upper hand in their crucial day-night third Test against England on Wednesday, bowling out their rivals for 112 and then getting within 13 runs of taking the lead at the world’s biggest cricket stadium.
India and England head into a crucial third Test starting Wednesday at the world’s biggest cricket stadium with more than a series between two of the biggest rivals at stake, according to their pace spearheads Ishant Sharma and Jimmy Anderson.
Spinner Axar Patel took 11 wickets over two innings as India outplayed their rivals in all departments in the day-night game to take a 2-1 lead in the four match series.
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England, set 171 for victory, were dismissed for 121 in 17 overs, with India seamer Bhuvneshwar Kumar taking 3-15. Earlier, India made 170-8 after being sent into bat.
"As a player I give my 100 per cent. Yes, I might play some different shots sometimes, but I try to play my percentage (strokes)."
Stand-in India captain Jasprit Bumrah did the bulk of the damage by hitting 29 runs off the bat in an over from Broad that also featured five wides and a no-ball struck for six.
An on-field altercation with India's Virat Kohli appeared to fire up Bairstow who registered his fourth consecutive Test century. No other England batsman made more than Sam Billings' 36, with the wicketkeeper one of four wickets for Siraj.