||India Vs England
| Match Basics
|4th Test – Day 1: India Vs England
|Date: 30th August 2018
|Venue: The Rose Bowl, Southampton
|Umpires: Kumar Dharmasena, Bruce Oxenford
|Toss won by: England, elected to bat first
| Scorecard Summary
|England’s 1st Innings: 246 all out (76.4 Overs, RR: 3.2)
|Performers (Day 1):
|Batting: Alastair Cook 17 off 55 balls, Ben Stokes 23 off 79 balls, Moeen Ali 40 off 85 balls, Sam Curran 78 off 136 balls.
|Bowling: Jasprit Bumrah 3/46 in 20 overs, Ishant Sharma 2/26 in 16 overs, Hardik Pandya 1/51 in 8 overs, Mohammed Shami 2/51 in 18 overs, R Ashwin 2/40 in 14.4 overs.
|India’s 1st Innings (continued): 19/0 (4 Overs, RR: 4.75)
|Performers (Day 1):
|Batting: Shikhar Dhawan 3* off 8 balls, KL Rahul 11* off 16 balls
|Bowling: James Anderson 0/3 in 2 overs, Stuart Broad 0/12 in 2 overs
|Highlights & Analysis
|India Vs England: England’s 1st Innings
- With the series on the line, Indian captain Kohli chose to play an unchanged squad from the 3rd Test which India won by 203 runs.
- The pitch seemed to be hard and the spinners would come into play in the 2nd innings of this test.
- Meanwhile, England won the toss and Joe Root chose to bat, relying on his evergreen batsman and also the return of the bearded all-rounder, Moeen Ali.
- English openers, Kyle Jennings and Alastair Cook walked out to bat. For India, the new ball was given to Jasprit Bumrah and Ishant Sharma.
- And as expected, India were provided with a dream start, courtesy of Jasprit Bumrah who struck early to remove Kyle Jennings.
- The English captain, Joe Root joined Alastair Cook. Bumrah looked threatening and nearly got the wicket of Root, however he bowled a no ball and Root survived.
- But, Root got only one life in this innings, as after a 14 run partnership with Cook, Root departed off Ishant Sharma’s bowling.
- Jonny Bairstow joined Alastair Cook. The pair remained persistent with their defense until drinks were called on Day 1 of this test.
- Post drinks, Bumrah struck in his very first over, as Bairstow departed after scoring in the single figures.
- At this point, England were 3 wickets down, with 28 runs on the scoreboard.
- Ben Stokes joined Alastair Cook. The bowling pair of Ishant and Bumrah was replaced with Shami and Pandya from each end.
- And a change in bowling sparked up another wicket, as Cook fell to Hardik Pandya’s bowling.
- The English wicket-keeper, Jos Buttler joined Ben Stokes. The pair added 21 runs to the total after which lunch was called on Day 1 of this test.
- Post lunch, this partnership survived only 2 overs, as Buttler fell to Shami’s exquisite bowling.
- Moeen Ali joined Ben Stokes. The pair added another 17 runs after which Ben Stokes also departed off Mohammad Shami’s bowling.
- Sam Curran joined Moeen Ali. And, this is where England got the upper hand as the pair shared the first fifty run partnership of the innings.
- Moeen had a chance to reach his fifty, however a rash shot lost his wicket to Ashwin.
- Rashid joined Curran. This partnership lasted only a few overs, as Rashid departed early.
- Curran became aggressive and reached his fifty, with India constantly getting wickets from the other end.
- Sam Curran took England’s total near 250 but could not cross it as he fell to Ashwin and England were all out on 246.
India Vs England: India’s 1st Innings
- Trailing by 246 runs, Indian openers, Shikhar Dhawan and KL Rahul walked out to bat.
- England had 4 overs to get an early wicket, but the pair remained strong as the Day 1 ended with India putting 19 runs on the board with 10 wickets intact.
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JC Buttler (Wkt.)
JE Root (Capt.)
RR Pant (Wkt.)
V Kohli (Capt.)
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