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Monumental effort: Sourav Ganguly lauds India after Virat Kohli and Co enter World Test Championship final

Team India qualified for the inaugural WTC final after beating England by an innings and 25 runs in the Ahmedabad Test on Saturday.

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HIGHLIGHTS

  • India beat England by an innings and 25 runs to qualify for the World Test Championship final
  • India will now face New Zealand in the World Test Championship final at the Lord’s in June
  • India won 12 Tests in the WTC, more than any other team in the competition

BCCI president Sourav Ganguly on Saturday congratulated Team India for winning the Test series against England and reaching the World Test Championship final.

India beat England by an innings and 25 runs in the Ahmedabad Test to clinch the series 3-1.

By virtue of this win, India qualified for the inaugural WTC final where they will face New Zealand at the Lord’s cricket ground in June.

“Congratulations Team India for winning the series and getting to the finals of WTC ..it’s a monumental effort to be in the bubble for so long and still play such good cricket for last 5months .. outstanding,” Ganguly tweeted.

India’s 13th consecutive test series victory at home also secured their place in the June final of the World Test Championship against New Zealand.

In a sign of India’s strength, they won the last two matches in a total of five days – the usual duration of one test match – at Ahmedabad’s Narendra Modi Stadium.

Once again, Ravichandran Ashwin and Axar Patel were the architects of their victory by an innings and 25 runs in the final match.

The spinners took all 10 wickets in England’s second innings. They finished the series with a combined haul of 59 wickets, even though Patel did not play the opening test which England won.


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