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India vs England 4th Test Day 1 : Joe Root’s Century Steadies England Ship

India vs England 4th Test Day 1 : The fourth Test between India and England kicked off in Ranchi with high expectations, and Day 1 certainly did not disappoint. From Joe Root’s magnificent century to Akash Deep‘s fiery debut, it was a day filled with thrilling cricketing action.

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Joe Root’s Brilliance

The highlight of the day undoubtedly belonged to England’s captain, Joe Root. Root’s splendid century, his 31st in Test cricket and his tenth against India, anchored England’s innings and kept them in contention. His partnership with Ben Foakes after Lunch marked the first session in the series without losing a wicket, showcasing their resilience against India’s bowling attack.

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Akash Deep’s Memorable Debut

Making his Test debut, Akash Deep left a memorable mark with his exceptional performance. The pacer rattled England’s top order, claiming three crucial wickets in his opening spell. Despite a setback due to a no ball, Akash Deep displayed remarkable composure and skill, earning praise for his metronomic accuracy and seam movement.

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India vs England 4th Test Day 1 : Joe Root’s Century Steadies England Ship

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The day witnessed fluctuating fortunes as both teams battled it out on the field. England, after a rocky start losing half their batting lineup in the first session, found stability through Root and Foakes’ partnership. However, India’s bowlers, led by Mohammed Siraj’s late breakthroughs, managed to swing the momentum back in their favor by the end of the day.

Key Highlights

  • Root and Foakes’ partnership of 113 runs provided England with much-needed stability after early setbacks.
  • Akash Deep’s dream debut saw him scalping three wickets, showcasing his potential as a pace bowler for India.
  • With Jasprit Bumrah rested, India made strategic decisions, including handing debut caps to promising talents like Rajat Patidar, Dhruv Jurel, and Sarfaraz Khan.
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India vs England 4th Test Day 1 : Joe Root’s Century Steadies England Ship

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As Day 1 comes to a close, both teams are gearing up for more intense battles in the days to come. With the series finely poised and England aiming to level the series, and India seeking to secure a series victory, the stage is set for an enthralling contest in Ranchi.

FAQ

  1. <strong>Who scored a century for England on Day 1 of the 4th Test against India?</strong>

    Joe Root

  2. <strong>How many wickets did Akash Deep take on his Test debut?</strong>

    Three

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