Axar Patel and Ravichandran Ashwin have also made rapid strides while England's Joe Root and Jack Leach too have moved up after shining with the ball in Ahmedabad.
Riding on brilliant spells of spin bowling from Axar and Ashwin, India registered a comprehensive 10-wicket win over England in the pink-ball Test here at the Narendra Modi Stadium on Thursday to go 2-1 up in the four-match series.
New Zealand is assured of a place in the final with 70 percentage points. India need to either win or draw the last Test to stay ahead of Australia, who is in third place with 69.2 percentage points.
The English batsmen had no answer to the spin duo of Axar Patel and Ravichandran Ashwin in their second essay of the pink-ball Test at the Narendra Modi Stadium on Thursday as they were bundled out for just 81 to hand India a target of 49 runs to go 2-1 up in the four-match series.
It all started from the first ball of England's second innings as Axar took the new ball and immediately sent back first innings' top-scorer Zak Crawley for a duck.
Taking to Twitter after England's horror show in their 1st innings after winning the toss and electing to bat Sehwag posted a clip of Congress leader Rahul Gandhi's viral speech.
Team India bundled out on 145 on Day 2 of the third test match against England at the Narendra Modi Stadium.
Joe Root just gave his career-best bowling performance by taking 5 wickets while giving only 8 runs. Out of 6.2 overs he bowled, Root had 3 maiden overs and an economy rate of just 1.26.
Resuming their innings on the overnight score of 99/3, the England spinners Jack Leach and skipper Joe Root wreaked the bails out of the Indian middle-order for just 46 runs in the first session.
The Motera is now the world’s largest cricket stadium with a capacity of 1,32,000 spectators. While most cricket grounds are built round in shape, the Motera Stadium in Ahmedabad is oval.