In Ahmedabad, the third India-England Test happened to be the shortest full-length match in Test cricket history since World War II (1939 to 1945). A total of 842 balls were bowled in the Test in two days.
After the Second World War, in 1946, overall 145.2 overs were bowled in the New Zealand Vs Australia Test match in Wellington. Now in the India Vs England day-night test we all saw just 140.2 overs as the home side chased a paltry target of 49 in just 7.2 overs.
This is India’s quickest victory in Test cricket in terms of balls bowled 🔥
— ICC (@ICC) February 25, 2021
On the very first day of the test match between India Vs England, 17 wickets fell, of which India took ten wickets. Spin bowlers Axar Patel, Ravi Ashwin, and Washington Sundar shared all ten wickets between them. Axar grabbed five wickets in his pocket, Ashwin took four and Sundar took one wicket.
Australia vs South Africa in 1932 still remains the shortest ever test match, where only 109.2 overs were bowled in that Test which means only 656 balls.
Interestingly, now India’s shortest Test match is the third Test match between India and England, which will overtake India vs Bangladesh in 2019.
With this win, India now leads the four-match series 2–1, with one game each. A defeat for England means they are out of the World Test Championship final while India just needs to win or a draw in the fourth Test to advance.