IND vs ENG 1st Test: India Dominate England with Spin

India dominated England with spin on the opening day of the England vs India first test match in Hyderabad. India bowled out England for 246 with the spinners sharing eight wickets. India already posted 119 for 1 by the end of play on Thursday. Yashasvi Jaiswal looking comfortable on the crease with 70 off 88 balls.

Ben Stokes won the toss at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium and decided to bat first. English batters started to score quick runs. Siraj gave 28 runs on first 4 overs. Then Indian skipper Rohit Sharma gave ball to spinners. Then the match turned. For the Indian side, both Ravichandran Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja picked three wickets each. They gave quick blow to English batting line-up. Axar Patel and Jasprit Bumrah took two wickets each. English Skipper Ben Stokes scored highest for the team, 70 off 88 balls. Other than him, only
Duckett (35) and Bairstow (37) reached 30s.

England got a taste of their own tactics ‘Bazball’ as Jaiswal laid into the inexperienced Tom Hartley. He gave 63 in his 8 overs. Though India lost Rohit’s(24) wicket, India ended the day at 119 for 1, trailing by 127 runs. Jaiswal (76) and Shubman Gill (14) are looking comfortable. India will try to make a mammoth total over the guests.

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