Match Details

ENG vs IND 1st TEST, ENG vs IND 2024

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IND 436(121.0)
England won by 28 runs 🏆
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67th Over:
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68th Over:
= 8
Last Over:
= 3
This Over:
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So, what a day for cricket fans around the world. Or should I say Test cricket fans around the world. West Indies beat Australia at The Gabba. England beat India in Hyderabad. That’s the reason we need more Test cricket.

It was a pleasure bringing you all the updates from this Test match. Hope you enjoyed the coverage. Keep joining us for more cricketing action all around the globe. For now, it’s time for me, Akshay Bhide, to sign off, along with scorer Zeeshan Naiyer. Tata. Bye Bye.
Ollie Pope (Player of the Match): "Yeah hundred percent. To come here to India, probably the place for a batter, to start the series like this, heads and shoulders above the other four (Centuries).  I think I got a bit luckier in the second innings. I played and missed a few. I was kind of focused on covering the inside edge of my pad. I knew that was a really dangerous ball and if you do edge, one still got to carry, they still got to catch it. So I think that I maintained that mindset and really wanted to be positive with my sweeping and reverse sweeping as well.  

I've sort of tinkered throughout my career. So far, some things have worked. I've changed my technique slightly for this series specifically.  I had a shoulder surgery. So I've had a long time to prepare for this series and make some adjustments to what I produced the last time we were here, maybe three years ago now. So I've worked hard in my game and tried to sort of tailor my technique for these conditions. I think the family have had early starts throughout the week so they can finally get some sleep. 
Player of the Match: Ollie Pope
Ben Stokes (England Captain): "I think since taking the captaincy on, we have had great moments and great victories. But the way we have been playing, this win stands first right up there.

To be honest with you, this is my first time as captain here. I watch a lot of cricket and I'm a keen observer. I just love to watch the game. I see how the Indian spinners bowl. I analyze because we wanted to get India knocked over to win this match. Tom Hartley picking seven wickets on debut. Ollie Pope in his comeback match was brilliant.

Look, obviously, Tom came into the squad for the first time. He has heard a lot of languages spoken. We are on a long tour and you will be here for a longer period. I was willing to give him confidence by bowling him more. He delivered by picking up seven wickets and winning the game.

I have been lucky enough to play a lot of Test matches with Joe Root in subcontinent conditions. But Pope coming in at three and the strokes he played, those sweeps, reverse-sweeps, I feel this is the greatest knock by an English batter in India.

You loose, you wait for the morning. You still wake up and have a crack at life. I don't fear failure. Those who are lucky to be in the squad, just back them to play the way they want."
Smart saver of the Match: Srikar Bharat
Apne Liye Apno Ke Liye Award: Ben Stokes
Game changer of the Match: Tom Hartley
Rohit Sharma (India Captain): "I mean cricket is being played over four days. Hard to pinpoint actually where it went wrong. Having got the lead of 190, we thought we had the advantage. But outstanding batting from them. Ollie Pope played an exceptional knock. I think 230 was gettable and we played some poor cricket.

I went in and checked where we bowled. We bowled in the right areas. After the day's play, you analyze. We saw and I feel the bowlers executed their plans perfectly. But you have to take your hats off. It was a serious knock from Pope. After first innings of both teams, I feel we were in a very good position.

I wanted them to take the game to the fifth day. But the lower-order actually fought really well and showed the top-order that you need to fight it out. You have to be brave enough. We wanted to take some chances with the bat but we didn't take those. But that happens."
Time for a post-match presentation.
CREX Player of the Day: Tom Hartley

The debutant from England didn't have the best of times in the first innings but he turned the tables around in India's second innings. He bowled beautifully and beat the bat a number of times. He got the rewards for bowling consistent lines and lengths and finished with figures of 7/62 to help his side defend 231 successfully.

Session Breakdown:

Session 1: 25.1 Overs, 104 Runs, 4 Wickets

Session 2: 29 Overs, 95 Runs, 3 Wickets

Session 3: 42.2 Overs, 107 Runs, 7 Wickets

Match Bulletins Day 4

  • Pope brings up 150 in 212 balls

  • Pope and Ahmed bring up fifty between them for the seventh wicket

  • Bumrah breaks the partnership by dismissing Ahmed caught behind on 28

  • India take the second new ball after 88 overs

  • Drinks, Session 1: ENG - 388/7 (Pope 179*, Hartley 21*)

  • Pope and Hartley bring up fifty between them off just 65 balls

  • Pope and Hartley take the lead past 200

  • Rahul at second slip drops a sitter off Siraj and gives a life to Pope on 186

  • England bring up their 400 in 95.3 overs

  • Ashwin broke the 80-run stand by cleaning up Hartley on 34

  • India lose a review against Pope off Jadeja

  • Wood falls on a seven-ball duck to Jadeja

  • Pope’s masterclass comes to an end as he departs four short of his double ton

  • Lunch: ENG - 420, 102.1 Overs (Ollie Pope 196, Jasprit Bumrah 4/41)

  • Crawley drops a low chance of Rohit (4) off Wood in the second over

  • England burn a review early in the innings against Jaiswal off Hartley

  • Jaiswal flicks one straight to Pope at short leg to fall on 15

  • Hartley dismisses Gill on a silver duck in the same over as India were reduced to 42/2

  • Drinks, Session 2: IND - 48/2, 15.2 Overs (Rohit 26*, Rahul 4*)

  • Hartley picks another by trapping Rohit on 39 after the Indian skipper wastes a review

  • Tea: IND - 95/3, 29 Overs (Rahul 21*, Axar 17*)

  • Hartley dismisses Axar (17) in the first over of the evening session

  • India bring up their 100 in 31.4 overs

  • Rahul reviews unsuccessfully against the LBW decision off Root to fall on 22

  • Brilliant piece of fielding from Stokes and Jadeja is run out on two

  • Leach dismisses Iyer caught at first slip on 13

  • England burn a review for caught behind against Ashwin off Hartley

  • Drinks, Session 3: IND - 131/7, 47 Overs (Bharat 5*, Ashwin 7*)

  • Bharat and Ashwin show great resistance and bring up 50 between them

  • Hartley delivers for England as he picks up a fifer by dismissing Bharat late on day four

  • Ashwin runs out of patience and gets stumped by Hartley on 28

  • India bring up their 200 in 68.2 overs

  • Siraj and Bumrah put 25 between them for the last wicket before the former fell on 12 as England won the game by 28 runs

  • IND - 202, 69.2 Overs (Rohit Sharma 39, Tom Hartley 7/62)

  • England win the first Test by 28 runs and go 1-0 up in the series.

Tom Hartley: "Yeah, it's unbelievable. You know, it's not going to sink in for a while, I think, you know, I'm just over the moon, to be honest. It was really tough out there. It didn't spin quite as much as we thought, but testament to the coaches and Stokesy and know they really got around me and I lost no confidence, really, and I was able to come out and do my best out here. 

[Playing under Stokes] Yeah, there's never a dull moment, to be honest. I'm always looking around and thinking, is there a fielder there? Was there last ball, but that's just the Stokes way and we've all bought into it and we've come out on top today, so it's definitely working. 

Yeah, obviously, I was really nervous to start, but getting a few runs always helps, so it put my nervousness at ease a little bit. And I found out a few things about the pitch which helped with my bowling as well. 

[Learnings] I realized I didn't have to bowl as fast as I thought. I could take my time in my run-up, especially watching Jadeja and Ash and then the boys bowl on it. I thought we could take our time a little bit. The new ball didn't quite spin as much. So realizing that and then changed lines as the ball got older and started to spin more."