England won the toss and elected to bat in the fourth Test against Team India at Narendra Modi Stadium, taking 3 wickets at lunch.
IND vs ENG: England won the toss and elected to bat in the fourth Test against Team India at the Narendra Modi Stadium. They took 3 wickets at lunch and made 74 runs. England lost 3 wickets for 30 runs in one over and got into trouble. Ben Stokes and Johnny Bairstow suffocated.
Akshar broke England’s batting consistently with 10 runs in 5 overs in the sixth over. Akshar bowled the second ball of the first over and Sibley (2) gave India a good start.
After that .. Akshar Patel also took the second wicket. England opener Jack Crawley (9) was dismissed. He played the shot and was caught by Mohammad Siraj. England lost the second wicket by 15 runs. In the first Test, Mohammad Siraj blocked the England captain who showed the dots to Team India. The first ball of the 13th over was bowled by Hyderabadi Siraj before England captain Jorrot LBW.
Stokes stepped up the aggression as he came to the crease. Ben Stokes (14) hit three fours in the 15th over off Siraj. Also, a total of 13 runs were scored in that over with the fall of a Noble. However, with Ashwin bowling for a flood of strokes, the pace slowed down. Captain Kohli, who wanted to scare England with a spin like in the third Test, bowled spinner Akshar Patel quickly.
The plan paid off. Patel immediately dismissed openers Crawley (9) and Sibley (2). Soon after, pace bowler Mohammad Siraj sent England captain Joe Root (5) to the pavilion as LBW. England lost 3 wickets for 30 runs. From there, however, Stokes (24 not out) and Bairstow (28 not out) were careful not to take another wicket.