India defeated the England by an innings and 25 runs in the fourth Test match being played in Ahmedabad and won the series 3–1. With this, the Indian team has once again become the number-1 team in the ICC Test rankings.
Also, India reached the final of the World Test Championship, where it will compete against New Zealand.
India topped the World Test Championship points table with 520 points. During this, he won 12 of the 6 series played in the series, while he faced defeat in 4, while a match was drawn.
The final of the World Test Championship will be played at Lord’s from 18 June.
England’s second innings limited to 135 runs
The fourth and last match of the Test series between India and England was played at the same Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad where the third Test was played. The third match was over in two days, while this match ended with the defeat of the innings on the third day.
Rohit Sharma, Rishabh Pant, Washington Sundar as well as Akshar Patel and Ravichandran Ashwin contributed to the victory of Team India in this Test.
England’s second innings started badly. Jacka Crowley (5), Johnny Barristo (naught), Dom Sibley (3) and Ben Stokes scored only 2 runs and their four players returned to the pavilion for only 30 runs. After this, Joe Root and Ollie Pope tried to handle the innings by sharing 35 runs. However, they failed. Route 35 could only be scored. Ben Fox and Dan Lawrence added 44 runs for the seventh wicket to take England’s innings beyond 100 runs.
However, after the pair broke up, England’s innings was reduced to 135 runs.
England scored 205 runs in the first innings
Batting first after winning the toss, the England team scored 205 runs in the first innings. In England’s first innings, Ben Stokes (55), Dan Lawrence (46), Ollie Pope (29) and Johnny Bairstow scored 28 runs.
For India, Akshar Patel took 4 wickets, while Ravichandran Ashwin took 3 and Mohammad Siraj took 2 wickets.
Rishabh Man of the Match
In response, the Indian team took a lead of 160 runs, scoring 365 runs. Rishabh Pant scored a century (101), Washington Sundar scored an unbeaten 96, Rohit Sharma scored 49 and Akshar Patel scored 43 runs. Pant scored the third century of his career. Rishabh, who scored two catches and two stumps during his 118-ball century and wicketkeeping, was named man of the match.
For England, Ben Stokes took 4, James Anderson took 3 and Jack Leach took 2 wickets. During the Indian innings, Pant and Sundar shared 113 runs for the 7th wicket.
Ashwin became man of the series
Ashwin and Akshar Patel took five wickets each from India. In the four-Test series, Ashwin took 32 wickets and Akshar Patel took 27 wickets.
At the same time, Ashwin also scored a brilliant century in the second innings of the second Test match. Ravichandran Ashwin was adjudged Man of the Series for his outstanding performance in the entire series.
While Ashwin took the most wickets in the series, Rohit Sharma scored the highest 345 runs for India at an average of 57.50. Rishabh Pant scored 270 runs at an average of 54.00. On the other hand, Joe Root scored 270 runs in four matches at an average of 48.29. Jack Leach took 18 wickets in four Tests for England.
What did coach Ravi Shastri say on Rishabh Pant?
After defeating England, Indian coach Ravi Shastri said that Rishabh Pant’s innings was a game changer and said that this is the best innings of the number-6 batsman on home pitches till date.
Shastri said that Pant’s hard work is now showing results.
He said, “Pant has worked hard for the last three to four months, and now his results are showing. Yesterday he played a great offensive innings. When the balls are moving, I bat better than any Indian at number six on Indian pitches.” Not seen. “
“We were working hard on him. He needed to reduce his weight and work on wicketkeeping. We know he is talented. He is a match winner and he also gave the exact answer.”
Shastri said of the rapport Pant had to strike during the partnership with Rohit Sharma, “It was a two-phase innings. They played against their nature during the partnership with Rohit and formed this partnership. It is not easy to do that “He started playing in his own style after scoring a half-century. His wicket-keeping was excellent.”