Chasing a victory target of 49 runs set by England, India were 11 for no loss in their second innings on day two in the third test at Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad a short while ago.
Earlier, England were bundled for 81 runs in their second innings this evening. This is the lowest ever Test score of England against India. Local Boy Axar Patel claimed five wickets while Ravichandran Ashwin bagged four and Washington Sundar got one. Ashwin has become the fastest Indian to pick 400 wickets.
India were all out for 145 runs in their first innings this afternoon. For the hosts, Rohit Sharma was the highest scorer with 66 runs. For the Visitors, Joe Root claimed five wickets while Jack Leach bagged four and Jofra Archer got one.
England were all out for 112 in their first innings yesterday.
The four-match Test series between India and England is currently levelled at 1-1 after India won the 2nd Test at Chennai by 317 runs.
India’s chances of earning a World Test Championship final spot depends upon the outcome of the remaining tests and hence India is fielding their strongest bowling attack of the series so far.
This is the 100th test for 32-year old pacer Ishant Sharma. Only ten pacers have played 100 tests in their career. That includes all time greats like – Ian Botham, Kapil Dev, Courtney Walsh, Shaun Pollock, Glenn McGrath, Chaminda Vaas, and James Anderson.