IND vs ENG / First day's play ended, England's score 302-7 - Root's unbeaten century

Zoom News : Feb 23, 2024, 04:36 PM
IND vs ENG: The fourth match of the 5 Test series between India and England is being played in Ranchi. England captain Ben Stokes won the toss and chose to bat first at the JSCA International Stadium on Thursday. Fast bowler Akash Deep made his debut from India. The first day's play is over. England scored 302 runs at the loss of 7 wickets. Joe Root and Ollie Robinson are playing. Root scored a century in the Test after 13 innings. He has also completed a fifty partnership with Robinson.

Akash Deep took 3 wickets and Mohammad Siraj took 2 wickets from India. Ravichandran Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja also got one success each.

Joe Root's century

Joe Root scored the 31st century of his Test career. After failing in the first six innings of this series, Root's bat has finally scored runs. He completed his century by hitting a four.

Seventh blow to England

Siraj bowled Tom Hartley after sending Ben Fox to the pavilion. He could score 13 runs.

Sixth blow to England

Mohammed Siraj broke the 113-run partnership of Joe Root and Ben Fox. He got Fox caught by Jadeja. Fox missed the half-century. He was out after scoring 47 runs in 126 balls.

Tea time

By tea time on the first day, England had scored 198 runs after losing five wickets in their first innings. Currently, Joe Root is at the crease with 67 runs and Ben Fox with 28 runs. So far there has been a partnership of 86 runs between the two for the sixth wicket.

The first session was in the name of India. England had scored 112 runs in that and lost five wickets. In the second session, Root and Fox batted slowly but intelligently. In this session, England scored 86 runs without losing any wicket. This is the first time in this series so far that England has not lost a single wicket in a session.

This is the longest partnership of the series in terms of balls for England. Root and Fox have played 221 balls so far. The previous highest partnership was 181 balls between Pope and Fox in Hyderabad. Also, for the first time in this series, India did not take any wicket in any session during England's batting.

lunch break

By the lunch break on the first day, England had scored 112 runs after losing five wickets in their first innings. The England team, which came to bat first after winning the toss, did not have a good start. Akash had clean bowled Jack Crowley in his second over. However, that ball turned out to be a no ball. However, Akash did not give up and then he got Ben Duckett caught by wicketkeeper Dhruv Jurel. Duckett could score 11 runs. After this he gave out LBW to Ollie Pope in the same over. Pope could not open the account. The English team could not recover after falling two wickets in an over. Akash also took revenge from Crowley and clean bowled him again. Crowley could score 42 runs. After Akash wreaked havoc, it was the spinners' turn. Ashwin sent Jonny Bairstow to the pavilion and Ravindra Jadeja sent Ben Stokes to the pavilion, sending half the England team to the pavilion. The England team seems to be in trouble in the first two hours itself. Bairstow could score 38 runs and Stokes could score three runs. Lunch was announced as soon as Stokes was out.

Playing-11 of both the teams

England: Jack Crowley, Ben Duckett, Ollie Pope, Joe Root, Jonny Bairstow, Ben Stokes (c), Ben Foakes (wk), Shoaib Bashir, Tom Hartley, Ollie Robinson, James Anderson.

India: Yashasvi Jaiswal, Rohit Sharma (captain), Shubman Gill, Sarfaraz Khan, Rajat Patidar, Dhruv Jurel (wicketkeeper), Ravindra Jadeja, Ravichandran Ashwin, Kuldeep Yadav, Akash Deep, Mohammed Siraj.