The 4th day’s play of the 4th Border-Gavaskar Trophy Test match is currently going on in Ahmedabad. Team India finds themselves in a comfortable position after both Axar Patel and Virat Kohli put up a standout partnership.
The duo added a partnership of 162 runs for the 6th wicket before Axar Patel was dismissed by Mitchell Starc after the ball took the inside edge and hit the stumps. He missed out on a well deserved century as he was dismissed for 79 runs.
Axar Patel came to the pitch when Team India were still requiring about 200 runs to level the score with Australia’s. And then, both Axar and Virat Kohli delivered a massive partnership and India now finds themselves in a riding seat.
Axar has been one of the, if not the most, consistent batter in this Border-Gavaskar Trophy. He has scored runs every pitch condition, whether it is turning track or batting track. Checkout how Twitterati reacted to the same.
Axar Patel departs for 79 in 113 balls with 5 fours and 4 sixes. A wonderful innings by Axar, his intent was amazing to get India quick runs.— Mufaddal Vohra (@mufaddal_vohra) March 12, 2023
Well done, Axar! pic.twitter.com/ViAKHQcLwK
Axar Patel ensuring Kulhaman doesn't go back home only with good memories.— Silly Point (@FarziCricketer) March 12, 2023Advertisement
Axar Patel, most consistent Batsman in this series. Scored runs on rank turners too. 🔥🔥🔥 pic.twitter.com/W4nCHolk7Z— ANSHUMAN🚩 (@AvengerReturns) March 12, 2023
As much as we are praising Virat Kohli for the masterclass, take a time out to praise Axar Patel. Didn't get to bowl much in this series but has been one of the key contributors with the bat. Brilliant from @akshar2026 👏#INDvAUS— Subhayan Chakraborty (@CricSubhayan) March 12, 2023
who would've thought that Axar Patel would be the most consistent Indian batter in this series 😭😭 pic.twitter.com/c7dVmoWHjY— retired ICT fan (@anubhav__tweets) March 12, 2023
Incredibly feeling now day by day that Axar Patel's test career can go the Steve Smith way now. Might not have crazy batting stats like him but still— Udit (@udit_buch) March 12, 2023
Axar Patel was a bowling all rounder during the England series!— Sanjay S Prakash (@Sanjay_SPrakash) March 12, 2023
And now as a batting allrounder in the Australia series!
The most consistent batter of this series amongst both teams!#INDvsAUS #AxarPatel pic.twitter.com/UKHWnIAb3g