IND vs ENG: Axar Patel won the trophy after winning India’s 3–1 Test series against England.© AFP
After India won the series trailing England 3–1 in the fourth and final Test played in Ahmedabad, host team captain Virat Kohli gave some new stars of the team a chance to lift the trophy. All-rounder Axar Patel, Washington Sundar and fast bowler Mohammed Siraj were at the center with the trophy as the team celebrated a crucial series win that qualified them for the final of the inaugural World Test Championship. The trio was later seen posing for the trophy along with Kohli and the final Test star Rishabh Pant.
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Axar Patel, who made his second Test debut in Chennai, took a total of 27 wickets in his first series, including a four-run innings.
Rishabh Pant, who had two half-centuries in the last Test, hit a 101-ball 118 and kept India in control of Ahmedabad.
Washington Sundar also played a brilliant innings and remained unbeaten on 96 as India took the lead in the first innings, which the visiting team could not beat.
The 113-run partnership between Sundar and Pant proved crucial as India pushed England’s overall score further and gained a big lead from which the visiting team did not need to bat again.
Sundar smashed an unbeaten 85 in the first Test, even as India lost in Chennai.
The series win saw India top the Test rankings, as well as the World Test Championship standings.
India will play New Zealand in the WTC Finals in June.
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