In the fourth Test of the England tour of India, Joe Root won the toss at the Narendra Modi Stadium and chose to bat. First Innings, England 205/10, Ben Stokes (55), Axar Patel (4/68). First Innings, India 365/10, Rishabh Pant (101), Ben Stokes (4/89). England 135/10, Daniel Lawrence (50), Joe Root (30), Axar Patel (5/48). The third session of the third day belonged to the Indian team as they took four wickets and conceded 44 runs. India won the third Test match by an innings and 25 runs.
Daniel Lawrence and Ben Foakes commenced the batting for the visitors in the final session of the third day. The two batsmen were seen hustling against the Indian spinners to avoid the defeat on the third day. Foakes and Lawrence’s partnership was concluded when the former was caught by Ajinkya Rahane on Axar Patel’s bowling. Dominic Bess came after Foakes’ departure, without contributing more than two runs, the number nine batsmen became Patel’s victim after he was caught behind the stumps in the 46th over. With this wicket, the left-arm spinner completed his fourth five-wicket hauls in the debut series. Jack Leach was the number 10 batsman, his 31 ball stay at the crease was ended by Ashwin when the tail-ender was caught by Rahane in the slips. James Anderson was the last man for the visitors and Lawrence was the last victim for India to seal the game with 25 runs and book a slot for themselves in the World Test Championship finals.
Patel and Ashwin took five wickets each. In the final session, 44 runs were scored in 22.3 overs at the run rate of 1.97 runs per over.