India vs England 1st Test Highlights: Tom Hartley’s 7 wickets, England surprisingly beat India by 28 runs


India vs England 1st Test Highlights

India vs England 1st Test Highlights: With Ollie Pope scoring 196 runs and Tom Hartley’s seven-wicket haul in the 2nd innings, England emerged victorious by 28 runs, taking a 1-0 lead in the series.

Match – 1st Test, Ind vs Eng, England Tour of India 2024

Venue – Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Hyderabad

Date – 25th January 2024

Time – 9:30 AM IST

Toss – England have won the toss and have opted to bat first


India (Playing XI)

Rohit Sharma(c), Yashasvi Jaiswal, Shubman Gill, KL Rahul, Shreyas Iyer, Ravindra Jadeja, Srikar Bharat(w), Ravichandran Ashwin, Axar Patel, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Siraj

England (Playing XI)

Zak Crawley, Ben Duckett, Ollie Pope, Joe Root, Jonny Bairstow, Ben Stokes(c), Ben Foakes(w), Rehan Ahmed, Tom Hartley, Mark Wood, Jack Leach

India vs England 1st Test Highlights
India vs England 1st Test Highlights: England celebrates after winning the match

India vs England 1st Test Highlights

England 1st Innings

Opting to bat first, the England openers provided a quick start, reaching fifty in 11 overs, India aims to increase the pressure with their spinners but the England openers maintained a positive batting approach. Ashwin gave the 1st brake through by dismissing both the openers Duckett and Zak Crawley.

Ashwin’s breakthrough led to a collapse, with Joe Root and Bairstow stabilizing the innings. Axar’s impressive delivery removed Bairstow and Ravindra Jadeja removed Root, opening another opportunity for India. With Duckett, Crawley, and Pope dismissed, the score of England 108/3. England faced challenges against the spinners Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, and Axar Patel.

Ben Stokes, who once again came to England’s rescue added 70 runs, rebuilding the innings for England with caution. Despite reaching 137 for 6, Rehan, Hartley, and Wood added valuable runs, and while India’s spinners mostly dominated. England reach a respectable first-innings with 246/10.

Ravindra Jadeja and R Ashwin, both of got three wickets each while Bumrah and Axar Patel claimed two wickets each.

India vs England 1st Test Highlights
India vs England 1st Test Highlights: Jadeja and Ashwin 

England 1st Innings Scorecard

India 1st Innings

Despite losing the toss and being asked to bowl first, they responded effectively, dismissing England for 246. Jaiswal took advantage of England’s tactics, particularly targeting the inexperienced Tom Hartley, who conceded 63 runs in his 8 overs.

Root, who removing the dangerous Jaiswal in the very first over. Gill fell to Hartley, becoming his maiden Test victim. Rehan Ahmed taking the wicket of Shreyas Iyer. But India counterattacked, establishing a lead.

Rahul and Jadeja built a brisk 65-run partnership, but KL Rahul fell to Hartley. Jadeja and KS Bharat played cautiously.

Wood and Root bowled tightly, and Jadeja-Axar opted for a defensive approach. England’s standout spinner Root, taking two crucial wickets, and Rehan dismissed Axar. India scored total 436/10, with a lead of 190 runs.

Root claimed four wickets. Rehan Ahmed and Tom Hartley each got two wickets while Jack Leach got only one wicket.

India 1st Innings Scorecard

India vs England 1st Test Highlights

England 2nd Innings

England started the 2nd innings with 190 run chase wit opener Zak Crawley and Duckett. The openers disrupting the Indian spinners’ lengths. Both the openers exhibited aggressiveness although Crawley eventually fell to Ashwin, Duckett continued the attack. This approach also positively influenced Pope, who displayed significant improvement in this innings.

Bumrah played a pivotal role, dismissing Duckett and trapping Root LBW. However, Pope continued to exhibit a positive batting approach, while Jadeja bowled out Bairstow. Ashwin concluded Stokes’ innings.

Despite finding themselves at 163/5, the visitors mounted a comeback. Despite being dropped twice after reaching his century, Pope capitalized his innings bravely stitching crucial partnerships with with the lower order batters Foakes, Rehan Ahmed, and Hartley (112, 64, and 80). England’s vice-captain, Ollie Pope, played an unforgettable innings, accumulating 196 runs. England ultimately reached a total of 420/10. After conceding a 190-run lead, England has set India a target of 231.

Bumrah secured four wickets, while Ashwin took three wickets. Ravindra Jadeja claimed two wickets, and Axar secured one wicket.

England 2nd Innings Scorecard

India 2nd Innings

England achieved a remarkable comeback victory in Hyderabad. Debutant Tom Hartley’s seven-wicket haul derailed the Indian batsmen. England’s win was a stunning turnaround, especially after their spinners were outperformed in the first innings, with Joe Root emerging as the most effective bowler.

Indian opener Rohit Sharma and Yashasvi Jaiswal started the run chase of 231 runs, very decently found difficulty with England Spinners especially Tom Hartley. Hartley dismissed four Indian top order batter Rohit, Jaiswal, Gill and Axar Patel, placing India in a challenging position.

Root lbw KL Rahul in 22 runs and Jadeja unfortunately run out by Stokes. Srikar Bharat and Ashwin played well in lower order but they also could not stand for a long time. Hartley dismissed Ashwin, Bharat and Siraj. India scored total 202/10. This effort not only propelled England into the lead but also provided them with a glimmer of hope, ultimately securing a match-winning score.

Tom Hartley showcased his exceptional batting approach claimed seven wickets while Joe Root and Jack Leach each took one wicket.

India 2nd Innings Scorecard


England Squad

Zak Crawley, Ben Duckett, Ollie Pope, Joe Root, Jonny Bairstow, Ben Stokes(c), Ben Foakes(w), Mark Wood, Ollie Robinson, Jack Leach, James Anderson, Daniel Lawrence, Gus Atkinson, Tom Hartley, Rehan Ahmed

India Squad

Yashasvi Jaiswal, Rohit Sharma(c), Shubman Gill, Rajat Patidar, Shreyas Iyer, KL Rahul(w), Ravindra Jadeja, Ravichandran Ashwin, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Siraj, Mukesh Kumar, Srikar Bharat, Dhruv Jurel, Avesh Khan, Kuldeep Yadav, Axar Patel

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