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England beat India in a thrilling first Test win.

England beat India in a thrilling first Test win.

England looks Dead and Buried after the First 2 Days:

After the first two days of the Test, England’s cricket team looked dead and buried. The first day of the Test saw India finish at 119 for 1, and heading into the second day, the team would only build on their consistent batting figures, extending their lead to 175 runs. , the day ended at 421/7.England beat India

England Beat India:

Batsmen KL Rahul and Ravindra Jadeja were at the heart of the effort, with them ending the second day of the Test on 81 and 86 respectively. Jadeja himself was superb in his risk management, combining impressively with Axar Patel to add another 63 runs to the total in an unbeaten eight-wicket stand at the crease.

With such consistency from the Indian national cricket team:

With such consistency from the Indian national cricket team, England looked all but out in pursuit of a monumental target on the final day of the first Test, however, with Ollie Pope being a controlling force in his stint at the stumps. Who scored a brilliant 196 runs. 278 balls, just short of the 200 mark. This left England all out for 420 after 102.1 overs, which ended with Jasprit Bumrah taking two wickets.

A remarkable debut from Tom Hartley:

With India chasing a target of 230, it was England’s bowlers who had to see out the series as their batsmen regained some hope. The first batting partnership of the day would be between Rohit Sharma and Yashwhi Jaiswal, however, it would take just 12 overs for Jaiswal to leave the field, caught by the on-fire Ollie Pope for 15 off Tom Hartley. Right into the hands of your peers. England beat India

Shubman Gill would suffer the exact same:

His replacement Shubman Gill would suffer the exact same fate in the same over just two balls later, once again caught by Pope as Hartley pulled a loose prod from the newcomer. In came skipper Rohit Sharma who managed to last 6 overs, scoring 39 off 58 balls as Tom Hurtley took the wicket again, Sharma was out lbw. Rahul and Axar Patel would pair up until the 30th over, bowled and caught by Hartley who hit a weak shot straight at the bowler.

Root’s turn to take the wicket:

After just 3 overs, which was Root’s turn to take the wicket, KL Rahul went another lbw, and he scored 22 off 48 balls. The low scores from the Indian batsmen would only continue, with Jadeja the next man out after Ben Stokes’ moment of magic. After some surprising fielding from the England captain, he delivered a brilliant throw to run out Jadeja for just 2 runs. England beat India

The wickets kept coming for England:

KS Bharath and Ravichandran Ashwin would pair up until the 61st over until Hartley again claimed another wicket, when Bharath was bowled for 28 after a wide ball went off the stumps. After just 2 overs, his batting partner was stumped by Ben Fawkes as Harley again delivered a dangerous delivery that saw Ashwin caught miles away from his crease.

England beat India:

England then needed just one wicket, while India still needed 43 runs to reach their target. Although playing cautiously over the next 5 overs, there would be a repeat of the last wicket, with debutant Hartley picking up his 7th wicket of the day after Mohammad Siraj was again stumped by Ben Fawkes, giving England 28 runs. won the first test by winning Series

Few would have expected Tom Hartley’s output in this disastrous England performance, his 7 wickets in 62 overs being nothing short of remarkable. Having only made his ODI debut against the Ireland cricket team in September 2023, the Lancashire bowler has quickly made a clinical name for himself.

England’s historic victory England beat India:

The defeat is only the 5th time India have lost a Test at their home grounds since 2012. Moreover, this is only the first time they have lost at home after taking such a significant lead in the first innings. The home side had never lost a lead of 190, but with Tom Hartless’ impressive debut, that record has now been broken.

India will hope to bounce back from their defeat and repeat their ICC ODI World Cup performance in the second Test starting February 2 in Visakhapatnam. Rahul and Jadeja have already been ruled out of the second Test due to injuries, but with England’s excellent bowling form, there is no reason why their destructive ‘buzz ball’ approach will be a problem for their opposition in the following Tests. will not cause

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