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India vs England 5th Test Day One: Dominance of Indian spinners on the first day and Ashwin’s memorable 100th test

Kuldeep Yadav’s five-wicket haul restricted England to 218 runs, India finished in a strong position at 135/1.

India vs England 5th Test Day One
India vs England 5th Test Day One

Dominance of spinners on the first day

India vs England 5th Test Day One: Fifth Test match between India and England at the Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association Stadium, England, after winning the toss and batting first, scored a total of 218 runs before being bowled out. R. Ashwin made his 100th Test match memorable by taking four important wickets, in which Kuldeep Yadav took 5 wickets of England players, while Ravindra Jadeja contributed with one wicket, till stumps India was 135/1 in 30 overs. Ended on a strong score.

India’s openers Yashasvi Jaiswal and Rohit Sharma gave a solid start by making a partnership of 94 runs. Notably, Jaiswal played a brilliant inning of 57 runs which included 3 sixes and 5 fours, while Rohit Sharma remained on the field with 52 not out. After Jaiswal’s dismissal, Shubman Gill along with Rohit Sharma finished the innings. Sambhala and remains on the crutch after scoring 26 unbeaten runs.

Jaiswal broke Kohli’s record, close to 1000 runs

Jaiswal had a momentous day as he overtook Virat Kohli’s record of scoring the most runs by an Indian in a Test series against England. The young batsman’s innings has been the highlight of the series and he is now just 29 runs away from reaching the 1000-run mark in Test cricket.

On the first day, Zak Crawley impressed for England, scoring a half-century of 79 off 108 balls. However, effective bowling from Kuldeep Yadav restricted England to 218 runs. Kuldeep Yadav took five wickets, including the crucial wicket of Jonny Bairstow, to reach the milestone of 6000 Test runs.

India aim to take substantial lead against England

Ben Foakes was dismissed by Ashwin and his wicket fell very quickly due to the aggressive attitude of Tom Hartley. Joe Root could contribute only 26 runs with his bat and fell victim to Ravindra Jadeja. England’s batting line-up faced a challenging task against the Indian bowlers and Kuldeep Yadav’s innings was a testament to the spin-friendly conditions.

India’s batting will be on display on the second day, with the experienced pair of Shubman Gill and Rohit Sharma aiming to take a substantial lead for the hosts, who are currently trailing by 83 runs. On the other hand, if England want to survive in this match, they will have to take 9 wickets as quickly as possible, which does not look easy. India has lost only one wicket today in the form of Jaiswal.

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Memorable milestones of Ashwin and Bairstow

Tomorrow is going to be a very important day for the England team. Today was a very memorable day for Ashwin because he played his 100th match for India. On the other hand, the day was also memorable for Jonny Bairstow because he also played his 100th match. In which he attacked in the first innings and scored 29 runs in 28 balls with the help of 4 fours and 2 sixes, which spoils his 100th innings but he has a chance in the second innings.

Both the teams are competing for supremacy in the fifth and final Test of the series, it will be very interesting to see on the second day whether the England bowlers make a comeback or if the wickets do not fall quickly then the Indian batsmen Rohit Sharma and Shubman Gill will take this match. Will take you away from England.

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