Watch: Jasprit Bumrah knocks over Ollie Pope as the England batter misses out on test 200
Jasprit Bumrah castled Ollie Pope on 196 to wrap up England innings.
The first test match of England’s tour of India 2024 in Hyderabad witnessed a dramatic turn of events as England’s second innings initially stumbled, but Ollie Pope, the team’s number three batter, emerged as a crisis manager par excellence. England had a promising start, but Indian bowlers managed to take quick wickets, putting the visitors on the backfoot. However, Pope’s performance placed England in a rarely better position.
In the last tour of India in 2020-2021, Ollie Pope struggled with a total of 153 runs in eight innings, averaging 19.13. However, in this crucial moment of the ongoing test, Pope exhibited determination and intent that showcased his growth as a player.
Ollie Pope misses out on a double hundred
Jasprit Bumrah dismissed Ollie Pope with a deceptive off-speed full ball. Attempting reverse-scoop, Pope, misjudging the change of pace, failed to connect as the ball crashed into the off-stump. Pope’s impressive innings came to an end.
Pope’s resilience and skill were on full display as he notched up an impressive 196 runs in the second innings. His knock of 196 runs came off 278 deliveries at a strike rate of 70.53. The right-handed batsman’s innings included 21 boundaries.
The 23-year-old faced a formidable bowling attack, including Jasprit Bumrah, Ravichandran Ashwin, Axar Patel and Ravindra Jadeja. Despite the challenges, Pope’s innings showcased not only his technical capabilities but also his ability to anchor the innings under pressure.
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England have been bundled out for on 420 runs after 102.1 overs by the end of the first session on the fourth day of the test match and have set a target of 231 runs for India. Pope was dropped by KL Rahul when he was batting at 186 off Mohammed Siraj’s bowling.
Bumrah and Ashwin have ended the first test match with six wickets each both innings included. While Ashwin who is at 496 wickets will have to wait for the next test match to reach the milestone of 500 test wickets.
India now have a challenge to score 231 runs and will be focused to get a win on the first test while England bowlers will come with their A game and try to get some early wickets.
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