India beat England by 10 wickets in astonishing two-day Test match

SUMMARY: England 112 (Crawley 53, Patel 6-38, Ashwin 3-26) and 81 (Stokes 25, Patel 5-32, Ashwin 4-48) vs India 145 (Sharma 66, Root 5-8, Leach 4-54) and 49-0 (Sharma 25*, Gill 15*)

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England succumbed to a 10-wicket defeat against India inside two days of an astonishing third Test in Ahmedabad. On a scarcely believable day when both sides collapsed and 17 wickets fell in two sessions, India completed the quickest Test win since 1935 shortly after dinner.

England began the day with a thrilling fightback, turning India’s overnight 99-3 into 145 all out.

But, faced with a first-innings deficit of 33, England were bowled out for 81 as India’s spinners ran riot once again.

In a frenzied start to their innings, England lost Zak Crawley and Jonny Bairstow within three balls – both bowled by Axar Patel.

Ben Stokes and Joe Root briefly calmed the raucous atmosphere, but their dismissals in consecutive overs sparked a sorry procession to England’s lowest Test total in India.

Spinners were responsible for every wicket to fall on the day – and 28 of the 30 in the match – Joe Root taking 5-8 in the morning session, Axar 5-32 and Ravichandran Ashwin 4-48, including his 400th Test scalp.

India cruised to their target of 49 inside eight overs, an incredible game wrapped up before the floodlit conditions of a day-night Test could have an impact.

Victory gave India, who lost the first Test, an unassailable 2-1 lead in the series with one match to play. (BBC Sport)

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