IND vs ENG, 1st Test: England had scored 246 runs in their first innings, in response to which Team India scored 436 runs and took a lead of 190 runs. Then England scored 420 runs on the basis of Olly Pope’s excellent innings of 196 runs and gave India a target of 231.
Team India had to face defeat by 28 runs at the hands of England in the Hyderabad Test. In response to the target of 231 runs set by England on the fourth day of the match, Team India was all out for just 202 runs in its second innings. Within seven days, England started the series with a memorable win on Indian soil.
Olly Pope’s tremendous innings of 196 runs in the second innings for England brought the team back, after which debutant spinner Tom Hartley destroyed the Indian innings by taking 7 wickets.
On the fourth day of the match, England started its second innings from 326 runs and ended at 420. In this way Team India got the target of 231 runs. This target was going to be difficult but in front of the inexperienced bowling of England, there was hope that the Indian batsmen would achieve this target. Left arm spinner Hartley did not allow this to happen and bundled out Team India for 202 runs.
The entire team collapsed in front of Hartley.
For Team India, captain Rohit Sharma (39) and Yashasvi Jaiswal made an opening partnership of 42 runs and raised hopes that the target could be achieved. Then one over from Tom Hartley changed everything.
In this over, Hartley first got the wicket of Jaiswal and then after 2 balls, he also dismissed Shubman Gill. Within a short time, Hartley increased India’s problems by taking the wicket of Rohit. Team India promoted Axar Patel to number five, who made a short partnership with KL Rahul but Hartley dismissed him too.
There were eyes on Rahul and Ravindra Jadeja but that too ended when Jadeja was run out on an excellent throw by Ben Stokes. After 7 wickets fell at the score of 119, there was a strong partnership (59 runs) between Ravichandran Ashwin and KS Bharat and it seemed that both would take the match till the 5th day but 2 overs before the end of the game, Tom Hartley Bharat (28) was bowled on an excellent ball. Then in his very next over, Hartley also stumped Ashwin. The match was extended for half an hour for the last wicket and Hartley ended the match by taking the wicket of Mohammad Siraj in the last over.
Pope gave tremendous lead Earlier, giving a befitting reply to India’s lead of 190 runs in the first innings, Olly Pope made a tremendous fightback from England. His fighter style is evident from the runs scored by Pope.
In the second innings, he scored almost half of England’s runs alone. Olly Pope faced 278 balls and scored 196 runs, which included 21 fours. Pope started playing with the score of 148 on the fourth day and took the team to 420 runs.However, he could not score his double century and was out on the score of 196. Pope also got good support from Hartley (34) and Rehan Ahmed (28) during this period. It was the result of his efforts that the England team not only managed to overcome the lead of 190 runs given to India but also set a target of 231 runs for Team India.
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