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Bapu’s India make mincemeat of England at Narendra Modi Stadium

AHMEDABAD: Motera Stadium in Sardar Patel Sports Complex became Narendra Modi Stadium only to prove lucky for home side India who registered a thumping 10-wicket victory in the first match at the arena against England on the second day of the third Test.

With the win, India lead the four-match series 2-1.

India completed a comprehensive 10-wicket win over England in the pink-ball Test in a rare victory within two days.

Chasing 49 to score, India raced home with 10 wickets in the bag as Rohit Sharma and Shubman Gill looked in a rush to finish the proceedings.

Rohit Sharma hit a 6 to see India to their target of 49 without losing a wicket and give his side a 2-1 lead in the four-match series.

The win brought India one step closer to the final of the World Test Championship.

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Ravichandran Ashwin picked up his 400th Test wicket, becoming the second quickest to the mark after Sri Lankanralitharan.

Spinner Axar Patel, nicknamed Bapu, claimed a match tally of 10 wickets to bundle out England for 112 and 81 in the first and second innings.

The stadium was renamed Narendra Modi Stadium on February 24 and hosted its first ever pink ball Test between India and England.

The stadium is previously known as the Motera Stadium, situated inside Sarar Patel Sports Enclave here in Ahmedabad.

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