In Pics: Axar, Ashwin star as India beat England inside two days

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11 wickets for Axar!

India's Axar Patel claimed an 11-wicket match haul as they beat England by 10 wickets inside two days in the day-night third Test, dashing the tourists' hopes of making the final of the inaugural World Test Championship (WTC) in June. (BCCI Photo)

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England shot out for 81

On a viciously turning track, England were shot out for 81 in the second innings, their lowest ever total against India, who had suffered their own first-innings collapse on a chaotic day at the Narendra Modi Stadium. (BCCI Photo)

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India eye WTC final spot

India need a draw in the final Test to reach the WTC final. If India lose the fourth Test, Australia will play New Zealand in the June 18-22 contest. (BCCI Photo)

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Root, Leach combine well

England had been on the backfoot since being skittled out for 112 in their first innings at the world's largest cricket stadium. Yet Joe Root (5-8) and Jack Leach (4-54) wreaked havoc with the pink ball to drag the tourists back into the contest by bowling out India for 145. (BCCI Photo)

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Rohit scores crucial 66

Rohit Sharma top scored for India with 66 but the hosts lost their last seven wickets for 31 runs. (BCCI Photo)

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Root claims maiden five-wicket haul

England skipper Root became the first England skipper since Bob Willis in 1983 to take a Test five-for and also claimed his maiden Test five-wicket haul. (BCCI Photo)

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Patel triggers batting collapse

England, however, suffered a second batting collapse to allow the hosts to take charge again. Patel had claimed six of the 10 English wickets in the first innings and the left-arm spinner, who was named man-of-the-match, returned to haunt them with the figures of 5-32. (BCCI Photo)

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Stokes, Root fall quickly

Ben Stokes (25) and Root (19) offered hints of a partnership for England before they fell in successive overs. (BCCI Photo)

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Ashwin second fastest to 400 Test wickets

Ashwin, playing his 77th Test, dismissed four batsmen en route to reaching 400 Test wickets, becoming the second fastest to reach the milestone after Sri Lankan great Muttiah Muralitharan, who made it in his 72nd Test. (BCCI Photo)

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