IND vs ENG: Zak Crawley was dismissed by Axar Patel on Thursday.© BCCI
England’s high order as soon as once more did not discover a method to deal with Axar Patel because the left-arm spinner struck twice on Day 1 of the ongoing fourth Test to ship again each openers on Thursday. While Axar beat the defence of Dom Sibley with an arm ball that went straight by means of to the stumps, the spinner can thank Rishbah Pant for his second wicket within the match. In the eighth over, Crawley had come down the observe to drive the spinner for a boundary. Later on, Pant was heard on the stump mic saying “someone’s getting angry” and on the very subsequent supply Zak Crawley got here down the observe once more and mistimed a lofted shot that ended up within the palms of Mohammed Siraj.
Here’s the video:
7.four overs – Rishabh Pant “someone is getting angry now”.
— Team India 2.0 (@teamindia2_0) March 4, 2021
Earlier within the day, England received the toss and opted to bat in Ahmedabad.
India made only one change from the final Test as Siraj got here into the enjoying XI rather than Jasprit Bumrah, who has been granted go away by the Board of Control for Cricket in India attributable to private causes.
On the opposite hand, England benched Stuart Broad and Jofra Archer and introduced in Dan Lawrence and Dom Bess of their remaining XI.
India lead the four-match collection 2-1 after their thumping win within the third Test that ended inside two days.
A win or a draw for India will guarantee them of a spot within the remaining of the World Test Championship the place they may face New Zealand at Lord’s cricket floor.
England, who’re out of competition for a spot within the remaining of WTC, can spoil India’s possibilities if they will safe a win after which Australia will qualify for the ultimate.
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