The first session of the 1st Test between India and England has completed with England finally being bowled out for a total of 420 runs. This was the rare occasion where the otherwise formidable Indian bowling attack was struggling to get their line and lengths right. There was a big difference in how the bowlers were operating in the 1st innings compared to the 2nd innings of this Test match. India will come out to bat and will have a target of 231 to chase down and win the game and the England bowlers will have to bowl out the Indians to get the lead in the Test match.
This is one of the most important comebacks for Ben Stokes and his men after being in a terrible position in the first innings. They will still need to come back well with the ball and put the Indian batters under pressure. It was all looking lost when India got the lead of 190 runs, but with this impressive comeback, England will feel that they have a chance in the game right now. This Test match is in the balance and can be anybody’s game with Indians batting in slightly tough conditions and England are up against a powerful Indian batting lineup.
Ollie Pope to the rescue
The savior for England in this Test match was the 26-year-old Middlesex batter Ollie Pope with one of the best innings by an England batter in the sub-continent. Ollie Pope scored an amazing innings of 196 runs from 278 deliveries which consisted of 21 boundaries. Pope was holding the innings together, even batting through the tough moments when he had to bat with the tail as well. He was also counterattacking the Indian spin attack with some amazing sweeps and reverse sweeps and kept on building his innings throughout.
We do not know whether this will be enough to get England a victory in this Test match, but it has still put the visitors in the game. It will be interesting to see how this match pans out after this sublime innings from Pope. The game is on and both sides will be looking for a win with the Test match on the line now. This innings from Ollie Pope will still be remembered by every England cricket fan as one of the best they have seen especially against this mighty Indian team. Pope has surprised the Indian team in this Test match with this innings and has also come back after his previous poor outings in the last series in India.
Here’s how the fans have reacted:
Knock to be remembered for a long long time
— Kh@yam AbbaSi (@khayami123) January 28, 2024
His Career Greatest Innings
— VINEETH?? (@sololoveee) January 28, 2024
Missed well deserved double century by 4 run
— TROLL PAKISTAN (@trollpakiistan) January 28, 2024
— ?????? ?????? ??? (@SmartSipu7) January 28, 2024
— Sameer K. (@Sameer_knl18) January 28, 2024
Well deserving Double Century
— Cric Krishna (@Krishnak0109) January 28, 2024
One of greatest knock on Indian soil
— Cricket Critics ?? (@Muhamma11485420) January 28, 2024
Thanks To England????????? Batsman Ollie Pope He Given Competitive Target? To Team India??
Now This Test match are Reached in Crucial Stage
Sunday Full Fun day With Exciting ? Cricket? Match
— Ajay Gautam (@gautam_ajay007) January 28, 2024