[ad_1] 1st Test: Jaiswal leads India's reply after attacking 70 from England skipper Ben Stokes

Jan 25, 2024

1st Test: Jaiswal leads India's reply after attacking 70 from England skipper Ben Stokes


Strong start by young Jaiswal

Opener Yashasvi Jai​swal led India's charging reply to England's 246, which had been driven by captain Ben Stokes's half-century on an all-attacking opening day of the first Test in Hyderabad on Thursday.

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India 119-1 at stumps in reply to England's 246

The hosts were 119-1 at stumps in Hyderabad and trailing England by 127 runs, with skipper Rohit Sharma (24) the sole wicket. Jaiswal, on 76 off 70 balls, and Shubman Gill, on 14, were batting at the close of play.

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Jaiswal hits attacking half-century

Left-hander Jaiswal reached his fifty in 47 balls with a boundary off debutant Tom Hartley, whose bruising introduction to Test cricket saw him leak 63 runs from nine overs.

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​Leach dismisses Rohit early

Rohit walked back dejected after mistiming a shot off left-arm spinner Jack Leach, with Stokes completing the catch in the deep.

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Fiery Stokes sticks to 'Bazball' strategy!

Stokes top-scored with 70 after the visitors opted to bat first, sticking to their ultra-attacking "Bazball" strategy to counter India's renowned home-turf spin prowess, smashing six fours and three sixes.

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Bumrah cleans up Stokes to end England innings

England skipper put together key lower-order stands with Hartley (23) and Mark Wood (11) before he was finally bowled by paceman Jasprit Bumrah after tea in the final wicket.

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Duckett-Crawley give England good start

England had started the day briskly, with Ben Duckett (35) and Zak Crawley (20) putting on an opening stand of 55, with regular boundaries off Bumrah and Mohammed Siraj.

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Ashwin-Jadeja pick three wickets apiece

England reached 41-0 in eight overs before spin was introduced, with Ravindra Jadeja and Ravichandran Ashwin eventually taking three apiece.

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Ashwin gets rid of England openers

Duckett fell lbw to Ashwin, who broke the tourists' breezy opening stand. Crawley gifted Ashwin a second wicket when the tall opener hit the ball to mid-off and Siraj took a low catch.

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Axar sends Bairstow back

Jonny Bairstow hit 37 in a partnership of 61 with Joe Root, who made 29. Axar Patel, a left-arm spinner, bowled Bairstow with a delivery that spun away from the batsman soon after lunch, to elicit roaring cheers from the home crowd.

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Jadeja gets prized wicket of veteran Root

Jadeja got Root caught at short fine-leg after the veteran batsman mistimed a sweep and trudged back to the pavilion.

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Fan invades to touch Rohit's feet!

The start of India's innings witnessed a security breach when a fan barged onto the pitch to touch Rohit's feet before being hauled away by security.

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Next: It's India's 'Spinball' vs England's 'Bazball' in first Test in Hyderabad