India once again won the fourth and final Test on the third day itself by an innings and 25 runs to win the series 3–1, by defeating England’s batsmen in the web of Ravichandran Ashwin and Akshar Patel. Made a place. India will face New Zealand in the final of the World Test Championship at the Lodgers in June. Team India needed a draw in this match to reach the final, but Akshar and Ashwin took five wickets in the second innings to give India a win on the third day. Australia’s dream of reaching the World Championship final broke with India’s victory.
In the first innings, India had scored 160 runs by scoring 365 runs with the help of Rishabh Pant’s century and Washington Sundar’s unbeaten 96 runs. England were bowled out for 135 in the second innings. On the favorable pitch of the Narendra Modi Stadium, Akshar took five wickets for 48 runs in 24 overs and Ashwin took five wickets in the match, while Ashwin took five wickets for 47 runs in 22.5 overs and took a total of eight wickets in the match. Ashwin took 30 wickets in this series and also scored 180 runs including a century. At the same time, Akshar made his mark in Test series by making his debut in Test cricket.
Except England captain Joe Root (30), no batsman could face the Indian bowlers. Dom Sibley (3), Jack Crawley (5) and Johnny Bairstow (0) did not look comfortable while Ben Stokes (0) was unable to anticipate the bounce of the ball and was dismissed by playing the wrong sweep shot. England’s last wicket fell in the form of Dan Lawrence, who was bowled off Ashwin for the highest score of 50 off 96 balls with the help of six fours, before falling to number eight, Washington Sundar, who had a matured batting performance, scored four runs from the first Test century. However, India scored 365 runs in the first innings to take a 160-run lead.
21-year-old southpaw Sundar scored 96 runs off 174 balls, but he was left alone at the other end as the last three wickets fell early. India lost the last three wickets within five balls. Ben Stokes took four wickets for 89 runs in 27.4 overs. Like his former Under 19 compatriot Rishabh Pant, Sundar was on his way to a century, adding 106 runs for the eighth wicket with Akshar Patel, putting England on hold to prevent India from taking a big boost. Akshar scored 43 off 97 balls which included a six off Jack Leach. Both batsmen continued to increase the run rate by taking aces and two runs instead of putting a risky shot. Both rotated the strike brilliantly and did not let the England bowlers put pressure on them. James Anderson took three wickets for 44 runs in 25 overs. Sundar hit ten fours and a six in his innings while Akshar hit five fours and a six.