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‘Bazball ka moye moye ho gaya’ – Fans react as India hold firm grip after Day 1 in first Test against England

England would be hoping that their spinner come good at Day 2 as the Indian team now trail by just 127 runs.

India vs England Day 1 first Test

Day 1 of the much-anticipated Test between India and England ended in a position where the Indian team sat in the driver’s seat. After sharing the first session, the host came back strongly and won both sessions to take away Day 1 of the first Test. The day started with England skipper, Ben Stokes winning the toss and electing to bat first.

England made a positive start, reaching 55 for the first wicket before Ben Duckett fell to Ravichandran Ashwin. Ravindra Jadeja then dismissed Zack Crawley and Ollie Pope, putting England at 60-3. Jonny Bairstow and Joe Root steadied the ship, reaching 108-3 by lunch. However, the second session favored the hosts, claiming 5 wickets, reducing England to 215-8.

The England skipper Ben Stokes and the tailenders added some useful runs, scoring 105 in the session. The innings concluded at 246, with spinners Ashwin, Jadeja, and Axar Patel taking eight wickets. England faces a challenging task in the second innings against India’s skilled batters. The Indian spinners dominated the game’s play with their sheer brilliance in spin bowling.

Rohit Sharma and Yashasvi Jaiswal stitch 80 runs for the first wicket

Rohit Sharma and Yashasvi Jaiswal launched a strong attacking display in their 1st innings. They forged an 80-run partnership before Rohit fell to Jack Leach’s delivery, scoring 24 off 27 balls. The hosts concluded Day 1 with just one wicket down, reaching 119/1 and trailing by 127 runs. Shubman Gill and Jaiswal remain at the crease. Jaiswal, unbeaten at 76 off 70 deliveries, eyes his second Test hundred, having hit three sixes and nine fours.

Among England’s spinners, Jack Leach stood out apart from both Tom Hartley and Reehan Ahmed looked toothless in their bowling spells. Especially, Hartley who was smashed all around the ground by Yashasvi Jaiswal in his debut for the England team. England would be hoping that their spinner to come good on Day 2 as they have a lead of just 127 runs.

Let us look at how Twitter has reacted to this day’s play by India;










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