The third Test between India and England was always in the hands of India because of the brilliant bowling spell of Axar Patel who picked five-wicket hauls in both innings of the match. Axar Patel picked 11 wickets in his second Test match and helped India to all-out the visitors on 81-runs in the second inning of the match.
India needed just 49 runs to win the match in the second inning. The openers Rohit Sharma and Shubhman Gill scored 49 runs without any pressure. Rohit Sharma finished the match with six for India and scored 25 runs in 25 balls. Shubhman Gill also hit a six in the match and helped his team to get the lead of 2-1 in the series against the visitors.
With this victory, Virat Kohli surpasses MS Dhoni’s home win as a captain. Under the captaincy of Kohli, India won 22 Test matches out of 29 Test matches while MS Dhoni won 21 matches out of 30. Axar Patel becomes the man of the match because of his outstanding performance in both innings. The Test match at the newly built Narendra Modi Stadium ended in just 2 days and become the shortest Test in the post War era. The Test ended in just 842 balls followed by Australia’s win over New Zealand in 1945/46 which ended in just 872 balls.