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'Heartbreak': Twitter disappointed as Washington Sundar misses out on a hundred

11:56 AM Mar 06, 2021 | FPJ Web Desk

Washington Sundar missed out on a much-deserved hundred as India were bowled out for 365 on the third day of the final Test of the series at Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad.

Unbeaten at 96, Sundar stitched a brilliant 106 run partnership with Axar Patel and took the lead to 160. Sundar smashed 10 fours and a huge six in his impressive 96 off 174 balls.

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He showcased immaculate patience at first when Pant was batting and then went ballistic to guide India past 350. He was very well supported by Axar Patel who made an impressive 43 off 97 balls.

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Axar Patel was run out due to an outstanding fielding effort by Jonny Bairstow which triggered a mini collapse. Indian innings ended at 365 with Sundar left stranded at the non-striker's end on 96.

Here is how disappointed Twitter reacted after the all-rounder missed out on a ton by just 4 runs.

Earlier, Rishabh Pant smashed a brilliant century on day 2 which disrupted the rhythm of English bowlers. He scored a brilliant 101 off 118 balls after India lost stalwarts like Kohli, Pujara and Rahane for paltry individual scores.

Earlier, India bundled England out for just 205 on Day 1 courtesy incredible bowling spells by Axar Patel (4-68) and Ravichandran Ashwin (3-47). Mohammad Siraj also bowled well and returned with the figures of 2-45. With a huge first innings lead of 160, Indian bowlers would look to repeat their heroics in the third innings of the game as well.

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