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India vs England 4th Test Day 1 Cricket Match Live Score: England 198/5 Till Tea

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Welcome back! The second session has started. Ben Foakes and Joe Root are approaching the centre on pitch. Jadeja will carry on.

Throughout the series, Joe Root hasn’t impressed. The opportunity there for the seasoned batter to remove England from danger. He took it slow. He took a firm stance with Ben Foakes in this session.

With a partnership of 38 runs between Fokes and Root 150 came up for England. A 50-run partnership between Ben Foakes and Joe Root . Both hitters played with cycling strikes and played conservatively. 

FIFTY! Joe Root acknowledges his half-century mark in the 61st Test. He hits Ashwin for a single to go to fifty runs. the first of the run of games. He showed why he is one of the best test players .

India lost all his reviews in this session while England had three. This session belongs to England with 86 runs and no wickets to fall.

ENGLAND 198/5 at tea

Joe Root 67*, Ben Foakes 28*

Stats for England:

  • Joe Root’s only 50+ score in the previous 19 innings in Asia. He now has 20 Test scores of 50 or more against India, tied with Ricky Ponting for the most.
  • Most runs scored off Ashwin in Tests in India
  • 324 Joe Root (Avg 64.80*)
  • 314 Alastair Cook (44.85)
  • 204 Ben Stokes (20.40)
  • 193 Steve Smith (38.60)