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Jan 28, 2024

Ollie Pope, Tom Hartley star as England stun India in opening Test


Seven-star Hartley shines on debut

Debutant spinner Tom Hartley took seven wickets as England pulled off a dramatic 28-run upset win over India marked by a stellar batting performance by Ollie Pope in the opening Test in Hyderabad on Sunday.

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England bowl India out for 202 to register thrilling win

Chasing 231 for victory, India were bowled out for 202 in the final over of an extended third session of play on the fourth day in Hyderabad, as Hartley got Mohammed Siraj stumped with his left-arm spin to trigger celebrations from the England camp.

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Pope stands out with his 196-run knock

Pope stood out with his 196 to bring England bouncing back from being 190 behind at the start of their second innings to lead the five-match series 1-0.

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Hartley dismisses Bharat to grab his five-wicket haul

Hartley, who got his five-wicket haul after he bowled wicketkeeper-batter KS Bharat, kept coming back to return figures of 7-62 and a match tally of nine wickets.

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Hartley scalps Jaiswal, Gill in space of three balls

India started well in their chase, before Hartley struck twice in one over to send back Yashasvi Jaiswal (15) and Shubman Gill (0) in the space of three deliveries.

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Hartley gets rid of India skipper Rohit

Rohit looked good in his knock of 39, but got rapped on the pads by Hartley's darting ball into the right-hander and walked back after his failed review on the lbw.

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India lose Axar soon after tea break

The left-handed Axar Patel (17) was promoted up the order and began attacking the bowling but was dismissed after the tea break and India soon slipped to 119-7.

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Injured Leach sends Iyer back

Premier spinner Jack Leach took the field with an injured knee, after he banged it on day one and two, and bowled 10 overs for the wicket of Shreyas Iyer, for 13.

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Hartley dismisses Ashwin to end India's hopes

Bharat and Ravichandran Ashwin attempted to pull things back in their partnership of 57 but Hartley got them out to end India's hopes.

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'Lucky' Pope gets two reprieves in his marathon knock

Pope, who resumed the day on 148, was dropped twice on 110 and 184 but his key partnerships with overnight partner Rehan Ahmed (28) and Hartley (34) after a 112-run stand with Ben Foakes (34) on Saturday proved decisive.

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Stokes showcases England's 'Bazball' style

Skipper Ben Stokes played his part with a 70 in England's first innings after they elected to bat and showcased their attacking "Bazball" style of play.

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Next: 1st Test, Day 3: Ollie Pope defies India with gritty ton, pulls England into lead