Axar Patel celebrates dismissing England’s top scorer, Zak Crawley, as India rip through the tourists. Picture: Twitter
India, leading 2-1 in the series, struggled to make runs and lost crucial wickets early in the day, including skipper Virat Kohli who failed to score. But Pant put on 113 for the seventh wicket with Sundar to hit back after the England bowlers reduced India to 146 for six at one stage.
While there is still speculation over the kind of wicket that will be dished out for the fourth and final Test between India and England at the Narendra Modi Stadium here, the visitors are preparing for the worst, expecting the ball to turn from ball one.
England and Joe Root scared the wits out of India by trouncing the hosts in the Chennai Test. But India bounced back in style (“India crush England by 10 wickets inside two days, take 2-1 lead in series,” Feb. 25, Gulf Today).
Victories from Lakshya Sen, the doubles pair of Satwiksairaj Rankireddy-Chirag Shetty and former World No 1 Kidambi Srikanth guided India to the coveted trophy, the most prestigious title in men's team badminton.
Liverpool star Mohamed Salah invited his compatriot Moamen Zakaria to attend the match, as he is currently in Britain for treatment of a rare disease, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis.
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