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Axar's six-for rattles England

Spinner Axar Patel claimed a career-best 6-38 as India bundled out England for 112 on the opening day to put themselves in the box seat in the day-night third Test in Ahmedabad on Wednesday. (BCCI Photo)

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Rohit hits patient fifty

Rohit Sharma then helped the hosts weather a top-order wobble of their own and finish an eventful 13-wicket day on 99-3. Rohit was batting on 57 at stumps with Ajinkya Rahane on one at the other end with India eyeing a handy first-innings lead. (BCCI Photo)

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'Milestone Man' Ishant strikes early

Playing his 100th Test, seamer Ishant Sharma dismissed Dom Sibley in the third over before the spinners took over. (ANI Photo)

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Ashwin traps Root

Before Crawley's partnership with Root could really flourish, R Ashwin (3-26) intervened. The wily off-spinner dismissed Root lbw for 17. The England captain reviewed the decision but could not get it overturned. (BCCI Photo)

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Axar gets rid of Crawley

Patel ended Crawley's knock in similar fashion to trigger a batting collapse and England lost their last eight wickets for 38 runs. (BCCI Photo)

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Cautious start by Gill and Rohit

India did not find scoring easy either against the swinging pink ball in the final session. The usually fluent Shubman Gill took 27 balls to open his account while Rohit mixed caution with occasional aggression in his unbeaten fifty. (BCCI Photo)

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Archer sends Gill back

Jofra Archer dismissed Gill for 11 and Jack Leach removed Cheteshwar Pujara for a duck but Rohit's 64-run partnership with Virat Kohli helped India maintain their upper hand in the contest. (BCCI Photo)

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Leach dismisses Kohli

Ollie Pope dropped Kohli at gully but Leach dismissed him when the India captain chopped a delivery onto his stumps to depart for 27 in the final over. (BCCI Photo)

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Fans throng largest cricket stadium

Around 40,000 fans thronged the world's largest cricket stadium which was named after India Prime Minister Narendra Modi. (TOI Photo)

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