Author : A Smith | Created : 2022-08-04 10:51:00
The all-rounder made his debut for India against England in Chennai on Saturday. Axar Patel's performance was a dream start for him as he took 11 wickets in the match. The left-arm spinner finished with figures of 11/70 and had Ravichandran Ashwin's name written all over it.
Axar Patel took his first five-wicket haul at Chepauk against England. He finished with figures of 11/70 in the second innings as England were bowled out for 208 on Day 4 of the first Test. The Indian spinner picked up both Alastair Cook and Jonny Bairstow before he got rid off Moeen Ali, who was adjudged LBW off a ball that hit him outside the line of off stump.
In what was, at the time, his first Test match and second ever international, Axar Patel finished with figures of 11/70 against England at Chepauk.
It was an impressive performance from the 23-year-old to claim his maiden five-wicket haul in just his second innings for India.
A day later on Day 4 he would go on to claim 12 wickets for 176 runs as India went onto win by eight wickets. This was also the first time ever that a bowler has finished with 11 or more wickets in a day night Test match (second time overall).
Axar Patel bowled a spell of 13 overs in the second innings and was the most economical bowler for India with an economy rate of 1.85 runs per over. In addition to this, Axar Patel took 4 wickets which made him the top wicket-taker in this match. His figures read: 13-1-31-4
Axar's performance in this match helped India win by 8 wickets and take an unassailable 3-0 lead in the 5-match series against England 2021
This was a dream debut for Axar Patel. He took a wicket in his first over, that of England skipper Joe Root who was caught by Parthiv Patel off the fourth ball of the match. The left-arm spinner then came back to remove Jonny Bairstow and Root’s opening partner James Vince with consecutive deliveries on Day 2, thereby completing a five-wicket haul on debut.
Later in the Test match against England, he became only the second Indian bowler to pick up six wickets or more in their first two Tests after Narendra Hirwani (1992).
Patel finished with figures of 17/48 which included six for 58 in Mumbai and nine for 71 at Eden Gardens – both were career bests for him and also represented India’s best bowling performance against England since 1952-53 when Vinoo Mankad took 10/105 at Kanpur
Axar Patel took a six-for on debut to help India beat England inside two days by 317 runs at Chepauk.
Patel, who replaced Ravi Ashwin in the XI after the latter was ruled out with a back injury, finished with figures of 6/87 in 19 overs that included five maidens and eight wickets in his first Test appearance in Asia. It was also one of the most memorable debuts for India having played just three ODIs till then. He followed up with another five-wicket haul in Dharamsala and has 17 wickets from two Tests at an average of 20.94 so far. The 24-year old became only the third Indian bowler after Sreesanth (vs New Zealand) and Anil Kumble (vs Pakistan) to claim 11 wickets or more on debut as well as becoming first bowler to take 11 wickets against England in any day-night Test match ever played
Axar has taken 17 wickets in his first two Tests and averages 7.47 this series. In fact, he is the only bowler to claim 11 wickets in a day-night Test match. He’s also the first player to claim four five-fors in their debut Test series.
R Ashwin has become the first Indian bowler to take 11 wickets in a day-night Test, beating his own record of 10 wickets against Bangladesh in the first pink ball Test in 2019. Ashwin had also achieved this feat against Australia in Chennai during the 2018-19 home season.
Ashwin is only other bowler to claim 11 wickets on one day of play at any time of the year so far, when he took 11 for 69 against South Africa at Centurion on February 1 last year. Axar Patel claimed his career best figures of 8 for 99 - which included two hat-tricks - to help India win by an innings and 242 runs in Hyderabad on November 27 last year, making him India's only other bowler with 10 or more scalps to his name in a single day's play
India have won all four day-night Tests and three have been played with pink ball since 2019. They have also won three day-night Tests and lost one, two day-night Test and lost one, while they did not play any day-night Test before this series.
Axar Patel became the first bowler to claim 11 wickets in a day-night Test and only second overall after Ravichandran Ashwin, who had achieved the feat against Bangladesh at Eden Gardens in November, 2019.
Patel was named as Man of the Match for his performance. He has taken 90 Test wickets overall now in just 36 matches with an average of 32.75.
India beat England by 317 runs in Chennai to take the lead in the three-match series. The hosts won with five wickets and six balls to spare, their biggest margin of victory in a Test match at Chepauk.