Washington Sundar performed an instrumental half in India’s first innings within the ongoing Check in opposition to England in Ahmedabad because the hosts piled 365/10 and took a strong lead of 160 runs. The all-rounder, who got here to the center when India have been reeling at 146/6, added a vital 113-run partnership with Rishabh Pant on Thursday.
Kicking-off the proceedings on Day 3, Sundar maintained the same method, nonetheless, the all-rounder fell shy of 4 runs from finishing his maiden ton within the longest format of the sport, as India misplaced three wickets within the span of 5 deliveries.
It began along with his set associate Axar Patel getting run-out on 43. The pair have been going sturdy and had added 106 runs for the eighth wicket, earlier than England captain Joe Root mixed with Jonny Bairstow to supply the vacationers with the much-needed breakthrough.
After his dismissal, each Ishant Sharma and Mohammed Siraj failed to withstand the tempo of Ben Stokes because the premier all-rounder wrapped the 2 batsmen inside the subsequent 4 deliveries as Sundar remained stranded on the different finish on 96.
Many took to social media to laud Sundar’s effort, who has been in scientific type since his inclusion in India’s Check squad in Australia. Listed here are just a few reactions:
Oh @Sundarwashi5, wasn’t to be however very properly performed. There can be extra centuries. It was batting of the best class.
— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) March 6, 2021
Really feel actually dangerous for @Sundarwashi5 However he should really feel actually proud the best way he batted and contributed to the Crew when required. I’m certain he will certainly get extra alternatives to attain s #INDvENG pic.twitter.com/HKYroRNwlI
— VVS Laxman (@VVSLaxman281) March 6, 2021
Stranded on , however what an unbelievable innings by Washi to place Crew on prime!
— Royal Challengers Bangalore (@RCBTweets) March 6, 2021
Stylist and sundar @Sundarwashi5 properly performed budd
— Irfan Pathan (@IrfanPathan) March 6, 2021
No Ton for Washington….however was in no way any much less. Cricket’s obsession with numbers/milestones should not take something away from this stellar effort. His batting is commanding a spot within the facet…now, to select just a few extra wickets. #IndvEng
— Aakash Chopra (@cricketaakash) March 6, 2021
In the meantime, England have began their second innings with openers Zak Crawley and Dominic Sibley out within the center. The pair added 6 runs as the primary session of the day got here to an finish.