Prime Time Zone, Sports: The pitch used for the fourth Test, as everyone expected, also fully assisted the spinners. Captain Kohli, who bowled Akshar and Ashwin quickly, got the right results. In addition to the spinners, pacer Siraj also bowled flaming balls as the England batsmen struggled. He was expected to be all out for a small score like in the third Test. However, Ben Stokes scored a half century .. Dan Lawrence, Ollie Pope scored a few runs. But the first day was completely unbeaten and he was all out for 205 runs. On the other hand, Team India, which started the first innings, lost the Gill wicket. Overall, the Indian team dominated the first day.
The fourth Test between England and India began on Thursday at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad as part of the PTM series. England won the toss and elected to bat The England openers were unable to give the team a good start. Kohli noticed the openers struggling and handed the ball to Akshar. Pavilion sent openers Dob Sibley (2) and Jack Crawley (9) in successive overs. Dom Sibley was clean bowled and Jack Crawley was caught by Mohammad Siraj. And Captain Joe Root (5) failed once again. Mohammad Siraj, who came into the team in Bumrah’s absence, showed the dots for England with his bowling. Joe Root (5) joined the pavilion as LBW in Siraj bowling. By then England had scored 30/3. Johnny Bairstow, along with Ben Stokes who came after him, tried to improve the England innings. The duo played achituchi together and batted without taking another wicket that session. England lost 3 wickets and scored 74 runs at the lunch break.
Shortly after the start of the second session, Mohammad Siraj parted ways with the dangerously changing Bairstow and Ben Stokes duo. Johnny Bairstow (28) joined the pavilion as LBW in Siraj bowling. Ollie Pope, who came to bat after that, was a great help. With this, Ben Stokes started swinging the bat. He started the counter attack on the Indian bowlers and scored runs. Stokes completed his half-century off 114 balls in this sequence. This is Stokes’ 24th half century in Tests. However, Stokes (55) was out shortly after completing his half-century. Washington Sundar played the ball and joined the pavilion as LBW. Going to the Stokes Review, the result was in India’s favor. After that Ollie Pope and Dan Lawrence played slowly without taking another wicket. England scored 144 for 5 at the tea break.
Even after the tea break Ollie Pope and Dan Lawrence played consistently. The duo added 45 runs for the sixth wicket. However, Ashwin bowled a catch to Shubhman Gill and Ollipop (29) joined the pavilion. England have lost wickets quickly since then. Ben Fox (1), who is in good form, was caught by Rahane in Ashwin’s bowling. Don Lawrence (46), who was close to his half-century, was stumped by Akshar Patel. Dom Bess (7) and Jack Leach (7) also failed to stay at the crease for long. Anderson (10) was not out. Indian spinners Akshar and Ashwin both troubled the England team. Together they took 7 wickets. England were all out for 205 in 75.5 overs. Akshar took 4, Ashwin 3, Siraj 2 wickets and Washington Sundar took one wicket.
Team India, who started the first innings, were dealt a blow in the first over. Gill (0), struggling with poor form in the series, became the LBW in the first over bowled by Anderson. The pavilion could not be reached as the umpires called to go to the review. After that Rohit Sharma (8) and Chateshwar Pujara (15) played without making any mistakes. By the end of the first day, Team India had lost 1 wicket and scored 24 runs. India are still 181 runs behind in the first innings.
England first innings
Jack Crawley (c) Mohammad Siraj (b) Akshar Patel 9, Dom Sibley (b) Akshar Patel 2, Johnny Bairstow (LBW) (b) Mohammad Siraj 28, Joe Root (LBW) (b) 5, Ben Stokes (LBW) (B) Washington Sundar 55, Olly Pope (c) Shubhman Gill (b) Ravichandran Ashwin 29, Dan Lawrence (st) Rishabh Pant (b) Akshar Patel 46, Ben Fox (c) Ajinkya Rahane (b) Ravichandran Ashwin 1, Dom Bess (LBW) (b) Akshar Patel 3, Jack Leach (LBW) (b) Ashwin 7, James Anderson 10 not out; Extras 10; Total (75.5 overs) 205 all out
Fall of wickets: 1-10, 2-15, 3-30, 4-78, 5-121, 6-166, 7-170, 8-188, 9-189, 10-205
Bowling: Ishant Sharma (9-2-23-0), Mohammad Siraj (14-2-45-2), Akshar Patel (26-7-68-4), Ravichandran Ashwin (19.5-4-47-3), Washington Sundar (7-1-14-1)
India first innings
Shubhaman Gill (LBW) (b) James Anderson 0, Rohit Sharma 8, Chateshwar Pujara 15; Extras 1; Total (12 overs) 24/1
Fall of wickets: 1-0
Bowling: James Anderson (5-5-0-1), Ben Stokes (2-1-4-0), Jack Leach (4-0-16-0), Dom Bess (1-0-4-0)