India vs England Test Series 2024: The opening day of the 2024 Test series between India and England commenced on Thursday in Hyderabad. Notably, Virat Kohli has been ruled out of the first two tests, citing personal reasons. Additionally, coach Dravid has relieved KL Rahul of wicketkeeping duties for the time being. In light of this, KS Bharat has been included in the playing XI as a specialist wicketkeeper.
Despite the ongoing match, Dhruv Jurel has not been allowed to debut yet, suggesting that he may have to wait for his maiden appearance. The England team, after winning the toss, opted to bat first in the series opener.
India vs England Test Series 2024: First day play is over
India vs England Test Series 2024: The opening match of the five-match Test series between India and England is going on in Hyderabad. After the first day’s play, Team India has scored 119 runs at the loss of one wicket in its first innings. At present, Yashasvi Jaiswal is performing commendably; he has scored 76 runs on 70 balls, while Shubman Gill is contributing 14 runs on 43 balls. There is a partnership of 39 runs between the two for the second wicket.
It is noteworthy that India has faced only 23 overs in its first innings and lost one wicket. The team still retained all three of its reviews, providing an advantageous position for any umpiring decisions that might require scrutiny.
In contrast, England have exhausted all three of their reviews and now have no recourse to challenge the umpire’s decisions in this innings. A total of 11 wickets fell and 365 runs were scored on the eventful first day. England ended their first innings with 246 runs, leaving India behind by 127 runs.
India vs England Test Series 2024: England team first innings
India vs England Test Series 2024: England got off to a great start in the match, with Jack Crawley and Ben Duckett making a strong partnership of 55 runs for the first wicket. By the 12th over the team had reached 55 runs without losing any wicket.
However, their luck took a sudden turn in the 16th over, as England lost three consecutive wickets and were able to add only three runs to the total.
The score was three for 58, with Duckett (35 runs) and Crawley (20 runs) both dismissed by Ashwin, and Ollie Pope (1 run) falling to Jadeja.
By lunch, England’s score was 108 runs at the loss of three wickets. Bairstow and Root were out in the post-lunch session, with Axar dismissing Bairstow for 37 and Jadeja taking the wicket of Joe Root, who had scored 29 runs from 60 balls.
Ben Foakes (4 runs) became Axar’s second victim and Bumrah joined the wicket-takers by getting Rehan Ahmed caught by wicketkeeper KS Bharat.
Jadeja, who remained a cause of trouble for England, got his third wicket by clean bowling Tom Hartley. In return, Ashwin clean bowled Mark Wood while Bumrah dismissed Stokes, ending England’s innings at 246.
Before getting out, Stokes played a brilliant inning of 70 runs in 88 balls with the help of six fours and three sixes and in bowling for India, Ashwin took 3 wickets and Jadeja took 3 wickets while Bumrah took 2 wickets. Took wickets and Akshar also took two wickets.