Sunday, January 16, 2022

IND vs ENG: English at the Narendra Modi Stadium again on the back foot, on the first day, the team is limited to so many runs

New Delhi: In the last and fourth Test match of the series, England team has been all out for 205 runs on the first day at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Motera. For England, Ben Stokes scored the highest score of 55 runs from 121 balls with the help of six fours and two sixes. Apart from Akshar, Ravichandran Ashwin took three wickets for 47 runs, Mohammad Siraj took two wickets for 45 runs and Washington Sundar took one wicket for 14 runs. Ishant Sharma remained empty handed for 23 runs.

England won the toss in this match and decided to bat first but it started badly. The England team scored 74 runs losing three wickets till lunch, while Stokes’ innings helped him score 144 for five at the break. However, England’s innings faltered once again in the third season and could not be managed again.

Earlier, Akshar bowled opener Dominic Sibley cheaply and gave England the first blow. Sibley scored two runs in the eight-ball game. England was not able to recover from the shock at first when Akshar caught Jack Kravali at the hands of Siraj and sent him to the pavilion. Kravali scored nine runs off 30 balls with the help of a four.

England captain Joe Root then tried to handle the innings with Johnny Bairstow but Siraj lbw to Root for a third blow to England. Root scored five runs off nine balls with the help of a four.

Stokes and Johnny Bairstow tried to take over the team but Siraj lbw Bairstow out, giving England another setback. Bairstow scored 28 runs off 67 balls with the help of six fours.


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