India’s young cricketer Washington Sundar has made it a habit of taking the game away from the opposition. Having made his Test debut against Australia at The Gabba, the 21-year-old has been continuing to impress the team management with his batting heroics. Although he is a pretty good spinner, he has proved worthy of himself as a batsman.
On his debut match, he scored 62 and justified his selection right. Coming to the first Test match against England at MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai, Sundar scored an unbeaten 85. He was en route to scoring his maiden century. Sadly, Jasprit Bumrah got out, which was India’s last wicket and thus he missed out on his century by 15 runs.
Sundar turned up the ante in the fourth Test match against England at Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad. Earlier, Rishabh Pant top-scored with 101 runs including 13 fours and 2 sixes. After his departure, it was Sundar who continued to dominate the innings with the bat. The left-handed batsman played ever so well.
Washington Sundar misses ton yet again
Washington Sundar added a 106-run stand with Axar Patel and took the game away from the visitors. While Axar was run out by 43, India lost 8 wickets for 365 runs. Washington who was batting on 96* was at the non-striker’s end. After Axar’s dismissal no run was scored as Ishant Sharma and Mohammed Siraj were dismissed quickly.
Unfortunately, Sundar was denied yet another Test century, in what would have been his maiden hundred. His innings was laced with 10 fours and a six. Mohammed Siraj’s dismissal left Sundar in melancholy. Team India were bowled out for 365 in the first innings. Ben Stokes accounted for 4 dismissals while James Anderson took 3 wickets.
Earlier, Indian bowlers did a lot of hard work to restrict England to 205. Axar Patel who scored 43 with the bat had picked 4 wickets while senior off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin took 3 wickets to his credit. There is no chance for England to revive their batting. Indian bowlers already did a lot of damage in the second innings. The English side lost 6 wickets as Indian spinners namely Axar Patel and Ravi Ashwin took 3 wickets each.