Pink-ball Test: England knocked out of contention for World Test Championship final as India inch closer

Pink-ball Test: England knocked out of contention for World Test Championship final as India inch closer

With the 10-wicket loss to India in the Pink-ball Test on Thursday, England were knocked out of contention for the World Test Championship final.

With the massive win on Thursday, India go on top of the table for the June 2021 clash against New Zealand. Kane Williamson-led New Zealand have already made it to the final.

India will go through to the final with a win or a draw in the fourth Test against England. An England win in fourth Test will take Australia through to the final.

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.

But 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.

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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