Ind vs Eng 4th Test Day 1 Stumps: Ashwin, Axar dominate England, India 24/1; trail by 181 runs- India finished Dy 1 on a high as Axar Patel and R Ashwin continued to dominate against England in the Test series. The duo scalped seven wickets to help India bowl out England for 205 after Joe Root-led England opted to bat first.
Meanwhile, England got an early breakthrough as India lost Shubman Gill for a duck. Rohit Sharma and Cheteshwar Pujara ensured that India do not lose more wickets in the final session.
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England continued to struggle against spin at the same venue.
The allrounder Ben Stokes brought up a half-century to make sure England put up a strong fight against India in the fourth Test.
Dan Lawrence (46) and Ollie Pope (29) provided some hope for the visitors before becoming the victim of Ashwin and Sundar.
Meanwhile, Siraj picked two wickets, including the prized scalp of Joe Root (5).
Joe Root made two changes heading into the game as Archer and Broader replaced Dan Lawrence, Dom Bess came in to assist Jack Leach. Mohammad Siraj replaced Jasprit Bumrah in the India lineup.
|Zak Crawley||c Mohammed Siraj b Axar Patel||9||30||1||0||30.00|
|Dom Sibley||b Axar Patel||2||8||0||0||25.00|
|Jonny Bairstow||lbw b Mohammed Siraj||28||67||6||0||41.79|
|Joe Root (C)||lbw b Mohammed Siraj||5||9||1||0||55.56|
|Ben Stokes||lbw b Washington Sundar||55||121||6||2||45.45|
|Ollie Pope||c Shubman Gill b Ravichandran Ashwin||29||87||2||0||33.33|
|Dan Lawrence||st RR Pant b Axar Patel||46||74||8||0||62.16|
|Ben Foakes (WK)||c AM Rahane b Ravichandran Ashwin||1||12||0||0||8.33|
|Dom Bess||lbw b Axar Patel||3||16||0||0||18.75|
|Jack Leach||lbw b Ravichandran Ashwin||7||17||1||0||41.18|
|James Anderson||Not out||10||15||1||0||66.67|
|Extra||10 (b 3, w 1, nb 1, lb 5)|
|Yet To Bat|
Here are the highlights of Ind vs Eng 4th Test Day 1:
5:11 pm: Mohammad Siraj:It was a batting wicket, and it was coming onto the bat nicely, so we planned to bowl patiently and keep bowling at the same spot. Virat bhai told me that we have only two fast bowlers so we will keep rotating, and we will be well-rested. When I started bowling from the Reliance end, there was a little extra bounce and good movement from that end after I switched. When I played in Australia or when I play here, I will put my effort every ball otherwise it’ll affect the team, and it’ll release the pressure. I just want to bowl well every ball. He was swearing at me, so Virat intervened and handled that well. We plan to peacefully bat for a couple of days so that I can rest up for a couple of days in the dressing room.
5:03 pm: India end Day 1 on a high– 24/1, trail by 181 runs
4:47 pm: India are 18/1 after 10 overs.
4:11 pm: Rohit Sharma opens his scoring with a four.
4:06 pm: Anderson to Shubman Gill, out Lbw!! India are jolted early.
4:04 pm: Shubman Gill, Rohit Sharma begin India innings.
3:50 pm: Ashwin to Jack Leach, out Lbw!! England bowled out for 205.
3:34 pm: Axar to Dom Bess, out Lbw!!
3:31 pm: Axar to Daniel Lawrence, out Stumped!!
3:10 pm: Ashwin to Foakes, out Caught by Rahane!!
2:57 pm: Ashwin to Ollie Pope (29), THATS OUT!! Caught!!
2:33 pm: Welcome back to the final session!
2:15 pm: TEA Break!
1:51 pm: England are 130/5 after 50 overs.
1:42 pm: Washington Sundar to Stokes (55), THATS OUT!! Lbw!!
1:30 pm: Ben Stokes brings up his half-century.
1:14 pm: Stokes, Pope take England past 100-run mark in 40th over.
12:28 pm: Siraj to Bairstow, THATS OUT!! Lbw!!
12:08 pm: Welcome back to the second session of the fourth Test. Can England survive this season?
11:41 am: Ben Stokes in Asia:
vs off-spin: 31 innings | 18 dismissals | Avg 21.33
vs Ashwin: 16 innings | 9 dismissals | Avg 17.00
11:32 am: LUNCH Break!
11:30 am: Stokes and Bairstow have brought 44-run stand for the fourth wicket.
11:10 am: And, here comes Ashwin.
11:05 am: Time to get Ashwin vs Stokes. No, It’s Ishant who is brought back into the attack.
11 am: England are 50/3 after 17 overs.
10:40 am: Joe Root falls LBW to Mohd. Siraj. England 30/3
“Excellent planning v Root. He is just a little vulnerable against incoming delivery early on. Siraj was on the money,” Sarang Bhalerao via Twitter.
10:25 am: England are 22/2 after 10 overs
10:18 am: First runs for Bairstow on this India tour.
10:15 am: Joe Root walks out to bat as England struggle at 15/2.
10:12 am: England lose second wicket, Crawley caught out to Siraj off Axar.
10:10 am: Zak Crawley vs left-arm finger spin in Asia:
10:09 am: Balls taken by Axar Patel for his first wicket in each innings:
10:04 am: In his last 7 Test innings against India, Bairstow has been out for a duck 5 times!
10 am: Jonny Bairstow, who registered two ducks in last Test, walks out to bat.
9:58 am: Sibley departs for just 2 runs. Axar Patel begins to recreate havoc for England batsmen.
9:56 am: Axar Patel comes into the attack.
9:48 am: Most Tests as captain:
GC Smith (SA/ICC World XI) 109
Allan Border (AUS) 93
Stephen Fleming (NZ) 80
Ricky Ponting (AUS) 77
Clive Lloyd (WI) 74
MS Dhoni (IND) 60
VIRAT KOHLI 60*
9:46 am: England are 9/0 in first three overs.
9:39 am: Fist boundary for England, Sibley hits Siraj for a four.
9:33 am: Crawley survives early scare. Missing! Going over the stumps, and India lose a review!
9:30 am: Zak Crawley and Dom Sibley walks out to bat, begin England innings. Ishant Sharma begins proceedings with the ball for India.
9:24 am: In the last 12 Tests v England, Virat Kohli has lost 11 tosses! Won the toss in Chennai — 2nd Test of this series
9:21 am: The four-match series is currently being led by India (2-1) and the hosts just need to win or draw the final Test to qualify for the final of the World Test Championship (WTC). On the other hand, England is out of WTC’s final contention, and they would be playing just to end the four-match series 2-2. If England win the last Test, then Australia would qualify for the WTC final.
9:16 am: England have brought in Dom Bess to strengthen their spin attack on spinner’s paradise.
9:10 am: Playing XI
England (Playing XI): Dominic Sibley, Zak Crawley, Jonny Bairstow, Joe Root(c), Ben Stokes, Ollie Pope, Ben Foakes(w), Daniel Lawrence, Dominic Bess, Jack Leach, James Anderson
Archer and Broad are out, Dan Lawrence and Dom Bess come in.
India (Playing XI): Rohit Sharma, Shubman Gill, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli(c), Ajinkya Rahane, Rishabh Pant(w), Washington Sundar, Axar Patel, Ravichandran Ashwin, Ishant Sharma, Mohammed Siraj
Mohammad Siraj comes in in place of Jasprit Bumrah.
9:05 am: Virat Kohli: We would’ve batted first too. It looks good to bat on, on Day 1. It’s been unbelievable captaining India for so long, and in Tests we have come up the ranks quite well. We look forward to coming together as a side. We have a great bunch of guys who have bought into my vision as captain. We have to be at our best, and England are a quality side, who have and can put us under pressure. We have to be at the top of our game. Mohammad Siraj comes in in place of Jasprit Bumrah.
9:03 am: Joe Root: We’re batting first. We need to make use of the first innings, because it’ll spin again very soon so we need to get runs on the board soon. Over the last couple of years we have progressed as a side, and it’d be a great chance to finish a great winter if we win this Test match. When you have a tough couple of games, we need to be honest, use the coaching staff and players who have experience in these conditions, and this is a good chance for the guys to regroup and give this their all.
9:01 am: England have won the toss and have opted to bat
8:57 am: https://twitter.com/BCCI/status/1367315571289714689
8:56 am: https://twitter.com/BCCI/status/1367314545664872448
8:48 am: Pitch Report (Deep Dasgupta and Ajit Agarkar): It looks a little grassier than the last Test at the Adani test, and it feels cold so there is a bit of moisture. The Reliance end has a little less grass, and it’s a bit drier. The Reliance end is likely to spin a lot more. The humidity is low, so the moisture will dry up really soon too. Hopefully, the landing area holds together. It’s only a matter of time before this pitch starts to turn as well.
India vs England Series so far: A win or a draw for India will secure the series and a place in the test championship final against New Zealand. A win for England would seriously complicate matters for the hosts, and help Australia.
England opened the four-Test series with a 227-run victory. India rallied to level it in Chennai with a 317-run victory and won the third third test by 10 wickets, on a spin-friendly wicket at Ahmedabad where Axar Patel and Ravichandran Ashwin dominated.
India Playing XI for the 4th Test: Jasprit Bumrah is not available which means India will either bring in Mohammed Siraj or Umesh Yadav in the line-up to partner Ishant Sharma playing his 101st test. Another changes in the Indian line-up could be Kuldeep Yadav coming in place of Washington Sundar.
Where will the 4th Test be played?
India vs England 4th Test match will be played at the Motera Stadium, recently renamed as Narendra Modi Stadium, in Ahmedabad.
When will the 4th Test begin?
The 4th and final Test will kickstart on Thursday, March 4, 2021.
What time will the India vs England 4th Test begin?
India vs England 4th Test match will begin at 9:30 AM IST.
Where to watch live streaming of India vs England 4th Test?
The live streaming of India vs England 4th Test match will be available on Hotstar.
Which TV channels will broadcast India vs England 4th Test?
The India vs England 4th Test will be broadcast live on Star Sports Network.