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India Score 1/24 After Spinners Bowl England Out For 205 On Day 1

Sahil Mathur
By Sahil Mathur
March 04, 2021 • 17:42 PM View: 1233

Joe Root went for five to an in-swinging Mohammed Siraj delivery as his side slumped to 30-3 before Ben Stokes put on key partnerships with Jonny Bairstow, who made 28, and Ollie Pope (29).

Bairstow was trapped lbw by a rising Siraj delivery and failed in a review that showed the ball would have clipped the top of middle stump. However, Stokes' half-century and contributions from Ollie Pope (29) and Lawrence took them to a total which kept them alive.

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Siraj and Stokes were involved in a verbal duel, joined by India captain Virat Kohli, until the umpires intervened. Stokes then hit back with three boundaries off the quick bowler.

Ashwin tested Pope with his off-spin after tea and the batsman was unlucky to get an inside edge off his back pad that went to short leg, and Gill took a simple catch.



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