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India vs England 1st Test : England wins thrillingly by a score of 28 runs.

India vs England 1st Test Day 4 Highlights : In Hyderabad on Sunday, India suffered a 28-run defeat in the opening Test match of their five-game bilateral series against England. After giving up a 190-run advantage in the first innings, Ollie Pope scored 196 runs in the second to enable England establish a respectable goal of 231 runs.

Even though he took the biggest hits in the first inning, Tom Hartley is now the one delivering them. Hartley was crucial in ensuring that England forced a half-hour extension of play by bringing India to their last wicket.

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During the extra session, however, Mohammed Siraj and Jasprit Bumrah placed England in a bit of a bind by going for their strokes, running tight singles and doubles, and cutting down on the number of runs India required to win.

Before Siraj was eventually bowled out by Hartley in the penultimate over of the day, the two had amassed 25 runs in 37 balls, securing a historic victory for England in Hyderabad. Against all odds, the outcome puts England up 1-0 in the five-match Test series.

India vs England 1st Test : India’s Top Order Fails to Chase Down 231

As India chases a target of 231, Hartley claimed the wickets of Shubman Gill, Rohit Sharma, and Yashasvi Jaiswal as England dismissed the Indian top order in the first eighteen overs. Axar Patel was elevated to the No. 5 spot by India in order to partner with KL Rahul in a left-right combo.

The two helped India reach the tea break, but they were both removed shortly after play resumed. In the first over of the third session, Axar was dismissed by Hartley, while Rahul was thereafter dismissed by Root. Ollie Pope earlier fell to Jasprit Bumrah, denying him a well-earned double-century, which would have ended the England innings at 420.

Pope made a massive 196, the fourth-highest score by a visiting hitter in India’s second innings, and was greeted with handshakes by the Indian players as he left. With his innings, England set a challenging mark for India to chase 231.

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