Indian bowling all-rounder Washington Sundar was one of the main men behind their magnificent series victory against England. India secured an innings win in the fourth and final Test in Ahmedabad to emerge triumphant in the series and bagged a spot in the ICC World Test Championship’s final. Washington Sundar was glad to win his first home Test series and was not worried about missing his hundred.
Washington Sundar earned a spot for the fourth Test ahead of Kuldeep Yadav as India decided to pick a bowling all-rounder. The 21-year old justified their decision by taking Ben Stokes’ wicket in the first innings, followed by scoring 96 runs in India’s first innings. It saved the home side’s face as it rescued them from a precarious spot and procured a 160-run lead for them.
Sundar’s partnership of 113 with Rishabh Pant and 97 with Axar patel were the highlights of India’s innings, turning the match around for India and putting them in pole position. But the southpaw missed out on a well-deserved maiden Test hundred as the lower-order batsmen could not show much resistance, leaving them stranded at 96 off 174 deliveries that had ten fours and a six, crafting some classy shots.
To be honest, the pitch was very good to bat on: Washington Sundar
Washington Sundar highlighted that to win his first home Test series was a significant accomplishment and is not concerned much about missing his hundred. The 21-year old feels delighted to contribute to India’s victory, stating that the pitch is good to bat on and one could score if they apply themselves. He also credited Ben Stokes and James Anderson for forcing assistance from the surface and bowling well.
“To win my first series at home is amazing, feels great. Not at all disappointed to miss the hundred. The 100 will come when it’s the right time for me. I am happy to contribute to the team. To be honest, the pitch was very good to bat on. Credit to Anderson, Stokes for getting assistance on this surface, they bowled really well. The wicket is still good to bat on. If you apply yourself you can score,” Sundar stated in the post-match presentation.