Twitter erupts as Tom Hartley leads England to a historic win over India in Hyderabad
England have defeated India by 28 runs in the first test match in Hyderabad.
England have emerged victorious in the first test of the five-match test series against India. The match, held in Hyderabad saw India dominating in the initial days, and witnessed a stunning turnaround by England in the next two days.
India, renowned for their formidable record at home, faced England, the last team to win a test series in India back in 2012. Since January 1, 2014, this is the fourth time that India have lost a test match at home. With England electing to bat first in a decision that set the tone for a gripping contest.
England win the first test match
The opening innings saw England posting a total of 246 runs, with Ben Stokes leading the charge, scoring a vital 70. India’s bowlers, particularly Jasprit Bumrah and Ravindra Jadeja, made significant contributions with the ball. However, England’s batting resilience and strategic partnerships allowed them to set a competitive total.
India responded strongly in their first innings, amassing a substantial 436 runs, led by impressive performances from Yashasvi Jaiswal, KL Rahul and Ravindra Jadeja. England’s bowlers struggled, with Tom Hartley and Joe Root being the only ones to make an impact.
The tables turned dramatically in England’s second innings as Ollie Pope’s exceptional innings of 196, coupled with contributions from others, propelled the visitors to a commanding total of 420. India’s bowlers, despite early successes, were unable to halt England’s surge.
One of the main reasons why England won the test match was exceptional bowling performance by left-arm spinner Tom Hartley. Hartley’s impact was felt throughout the match, but it was particularly evident in the second innings when he wreaked havoc with his mesmerizing spin. His figures of seven wickets for 62 runs in 26.2 overs were not only impressive but also instrumental in dismantling India’s batting-order.
England successfully defended their total, winning the match by 28 runs.
Fans, ex-cricketers and experts took it twitter to congratulate England team for a historic win.
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