India vs England: Ahmedabad pink-ball Test ends in 2 days, becomes shortest completed Test in India

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India vs England: Only 140.2 overs were bowled in 4 innings as India completed a 10-wicket win over England in the Pink-ball Test inside two days at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad.

Pink-ball Test in Ahmedabad shortest completed Test in post-war era (PTI Photo)

Pink-ball Test in Ahmedabad shortest completed Test in post-war era (PTI Photo)

HIGHLIGHTS

India needed only 7.4 overs to gun down a 49-run target on Day 2 of the pink-ball Test842 balls were bowled in the Ahmedabad Test, the shortest completed since 1935This is only the 2nd Test to finish inside 2 days in India

A lot was expected of the Pink-ball Test between India and England as the 4-match series was perfectly set-up at 1-1. It was the first international match at the rebuilt Motera, renamed Narendra Modi Stadium. It was only the 2nd-ever day-night Test in India and England would have believed they had an opportunity to put the pressure on India despite heading into the Test on the back of a 317-run defeat in the 2nd Test in Chennai.

Nut their hopes went up in smoke as India wrapped up the pink-ball Test inside 2 days in Ahmedabad. Virat Kohli's men won by 10 wickets, gunning down a 49-run target in just 7.4 overs in the final session of Day 2 at the Motera.

India vs England, Pink-ball Test: Highlights | Report

Both teams bowled exceptionally well on a turning pitch at the Motera but England's inability to post half-decent totals in both the innings meant the match was over in 2 days. As many as 17 wickets fell on Day 2 as England were bundled out for just 81 in their 2nd innings and managed to set India only a 49-run target. Only 140.2 overs were bowled in the entire Test match.

The Pink-ball Test in Ahmedabad, thereby, became the shortest completed match since 1935 and in the post-war era. Only 140.2 overs were bowled in the recently-completed Test, 5 overs less than the previous shortest in the post-war era -- New Zealand vs Australia in Wellington in March 1946.

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