India vs England Fourth Test: Akshar Ashwin’s Spin Spell Against, England Out at 205

India vs England Fourth Test

India vs England Fourth Test: England were bowled out for 205 in the first innings of the fourth Test being played at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad. By the end of the first day of the match, the Indian team has scored 24 runs after losing 1 wicket in the first innings. The team still lags behind by 181 runs. At the moment, Rohit Sharma is 8 not out and Cheteshwar Pujara is 15 not out. Indian spinners took 8 wickets out of 10 from England. In this way, once again the Ahmedabad pitch proved to be helpful for the spinners.

Akshar Took 4 and Ashwin Took 3 Wickets

For England, Ben Stokes scored 55, Dan Lawrence 46, Ollie Pope 29 and Johnny Bairstow scored 28 runs. Akshar Patel took 4 wickets. Apart from him, Ravichandran Ashwin took 3 and Mohammad Siraj took 2 wickets.

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Akshar dismissed Jack Crawley, Dom Sibley, Dan Lawrence and Dom Bess. Siraj sent Bairstow and Joe Root to the pavilion. At the same time, Ashwin dismissed Ollie Pope, Ben Fox and Jack Leach. Washington Sundar got one wicket. He LBWed Ben Stokes. Stokes marked the 24th fifty of his Test career.

England Won the Toss, Indian Bowlers Heart

England captain Joe Root won the toss and chose to bat first. However, this decision was proved wrong by the Indian spinners. The pair of Dom Sibley and Jack Crowley came to the crease and Captain Kohli put Akshar Patel on the attack in the sixth over. He took the wicket of Dom Sibley in his very first over. Sibley was bowled by the letter ball. After this, Jack Crowley also fell victim to the letter and caught Mohammad Siraj on a personal score of 9 runs. Mohammad Siraj gave the biggest blow to England on a spin friendly wicket. Siraj was lbw by Siraj with a tremendous inswinging ball. India vs England Fourth Test.

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Troubled England tried to handle the pair of Bairstow and Ben Stokes. Both added 48 runs for the fourth wicket. However, after lunch, Mohammad Siraj broke the pair. Siraj also gave Bairstow LBW on 28 runs and gave India the fourth success. After this, Ben Stokes and Ollie Pope took the front. The two shared a partnership of 43 runs in 111 balls. Stokes scored his first half-century in this series. However, after a half-century, he was distracted and Washington Sundar flew for his wicket.

Lawrence’s Batting Well

After this, Dan Lawrence batted well and took the front with Pope for 15 overs. Oli Pope and Lawrence looked set, but after this, Ashwin showed his brilliance and made Pope run for 29 runs. Ben Fox also could not stay at the crease for a long time and was dismissed for 1 run off the ball of Ashwin. Dom Bess also became the victim of alphabets and in the end, Ashwin dismissed England’s innings for 205 runs by dismissing Jack Leach.

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Team India Ahead 2-1 in the Series

In the 4-Test series against England, the Indian team is ahead 2–1. The first Test was won by England by 227 runs. After this, Team India took the lead by winning the second Test by 317 runs and the third match by 10 wickets.

One Change in Indian Team and 2 Changes in England Team

There was a change in the playing-11 of the Indian team. Mohammad Siraj has got the chance to replace Jasprit Bumrah. England captain Joe Root has made two changes to the playing XI. He excluded Pacer Joffra Archer and Stuart Broad. He was replaced by Dom Bess and Dan Lawrence.

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