The name change to the Narendra Modi Stadium was unveiled at the 132,000-seat venue formerly known as Sardar Patel Stadium in Ahmedabad, in the western state of Gujarat, where India are playing England in the third match of a four-game test series.
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.
Ahmedabad: India unveiled the latest spin hero from its production line when Axar Patel claimed 11 wickets in the lightning fast two-day Test win over England. The 27-year-old started off his cricket life as a fast bowler and only got his place
England’s decision to go with James Anderson, Jofra Archer and Mark Wood for the first match at Southampton, which West Indies won by four wickets, snapped Broad’s run of 51 consecutive home tests.
England know another sluggish start to a Test campaign could prove costly as they go in search of a first series win over Pakistan in a decade.
Fans and followers on social media went gaga as India’s cricketer Virat Kohli turned 32-years-old on Thursday.
Azhar, who was nearly out for seven, fell for 20 when he edged paceman James Anderson and second slip Rory Burns, who had already dropped a catch, held onto a low chance.
Najmul Shanto and skipper Mominul Haque put on a record stand of 242 as Bangladesh reached an imposing 474-4 on day two of the opening Test against Sri Lanka on Thursday. Shanto took his maiden Test century to 163 while Mominul weighed in with 127