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Sharma c Foakes b Anderson 2 Big, massive wicket inside the primary three overs. Anderson bowls one in an amazing channel, the great previous ‘corridor of uncertainty’, and he finds the sting of Sharma’s bat. Foakes takes the straightforward catch and England have a vital early breakthrough. Test wicket 697 for Anderson. FOW 4/1

OVER 2: IND 1/0 (Jaiswal 0 Sharma 0)

Robinson opens up from the opposite finish and he’ll begin his first over of the collection in opposition to Sharma.

The buzzer goes off on his third ball and it’s a no-ball. He is getting fine condition on the ball however he’s trying a bit of laboured. Perhaps a bit stiff?

Sharma swipes at one fairly far broad off his off stump and it beats him on the within edge. He goes once more off the final ball but it surely goes simply previous the skin edge this time.

OVER 1: IND 0/0 (Jaiswal 0 Sharma 0)

England have simply over 40 minutes earlier than lunch to bowl at India. Anderson will open the bowling and Jaiswal takes strike for the primary ball of the innings. Anderson is simply 4 wickets away from 700.

His first ball carries by way of properly to Foakes. Good, tight begin from Anderson as he begins with a maiden.

Stokes to bowl?

All England’s bowlers are warming up. Including Ben Stokes..

Good rating

It’s all resulted in a little bit of a rush, however England would have taken including 51 runs this morning, and conserving India within the area for greater than an hour. 353 appears an honest rating, they usually’re definitely within the sport


Anderson LBW Jadeja 0 Jadeja goes up for LBW in opposition to Anderson and after a protracted deliberation, Kumar Dharmasena offers it out. England assessment however it’s in useless and England are all out for 353. England have had a very poor final 20 minutes. With Root batting magnificently at one finish, all Bashir and Anderson wanted to do was help him they usually each failed to take action. FOW 353 all out.

OVER 104: ENG 352/9 (Root 120 Anderson 0)

Root takes a single off the penultimate supply, leaving Anderson to face one Kuldeep ball, which he blocks. 

Time for drinks.

OVER 103: ENG 351/9 (Root 119 Anderson 0)

Anderson joins Root on the crease. They come again for 2 leg-byes off the ultimate ball of the over to deliver up the 350. There may have been a run-out there as they got here again for 2.


Bashir c Patidar b Jadeja 0 Bashir has come out to hitch Root. Will Root’s strategy change now with the autumn of that wicket? This morning Robinson has been the one taking the aggressive strategy however will Root tackle that mantle now?

Jadeja’s first ball to Bashir rips previous the skin edge and England come by way of for a bye. Root takes a single, which places Bashir on strike. The younger Somerset spinner performs an abysmal shot and will get caught at level because the ball looped into the air. That is ridiculous batting. Why is he not enjoying for Root? FOW 349/9


Robinson c Jurel b Jadeja 58 It missed the bat however clipped his glove because it went by way of so Robinson has to go for a well-made 58. FOW 347/8

Hell of a shift from Robinson. Batted selflessly final night time in help of Root, and opened the shoulders this morning. His highest Test rating and one of the best he’s batted for England. This pitch ought to go well with his bowling, too. 

Robinson out?

Robinson is given out caught behind off Jadeja however he has reviewed instantly…

OVER 102: ENG 347/7 (Root 119 Robinson 58)

Kuldeep Yadav is into the assault for the primary time this morning. Kuldeep finds the sting of Root’s bat and it goes in the direction of Sharma at slip. The bowler thinks he has his man however Sharma doesn’t look satisfied. He asks the umpires to have a examine. Live it regarded prefer it bounced simply earlier than Sharma and the replays present that. Not out.

Maiden over to begin with for Kuldeep.

OVER 101: ENG 347/7 (Root 119 Robinson 58)

One single from Jadeja’s over off Root’s bat.

Interesting to see how hierarchical the Indian workforce is. Everything flows from the highest, the captain. In this England facet, with the sport drifting, youthful gamers like Zak Crawley and Rehan Ahmed would have been buzzing and setting the tone.

OVER 100: ENG 346/7 (Root 118 Robinson 58)

Root pulls away brilliantly behind sq. for 4 to herald the 100 partnership within the a hundredth over of the innings.

To finish the over Siraj bowls a few bouncers to Robinson, offers him a couple of stares and a little bit of chat. Robinson merely smiles again. The first time this morning India have proven any aggression.

This is simply England’s third hundred stand of the collection – two of them have come on this innings. Not one has been put collectively by the highest six and that has been their downside. Root and Foakes placed on 113 within the first innings in Ranchi, Foakes and Pope 112 in Hyderabad and now this sudden, bonus one between Root and Robinson. What a contrasting morning to yesterday. India look very flat. Should have picked Bumrah. Crazy choice.

OVER 99: ENG 341/7 (Root 113 Robinson 58)

Jadeja finds the underside fringe of Root’s bat and it deflects onto the pads of Jurel behind the stumps, however he didn’t have sufficient time to get his gloves anyplace close to it. Just the one run from Jadeja’s third over of the day.

OVER 98: ENG 340/7 (Root 112 Robinson 58)

England are rotating strike and conserving the runs ticking over. Four runs from that Siraj over and the partnership is now as much as 95.

Robinson has by no means accomplished his batting expertise justice in Test cricket. This is properly put collectively maiden 50, supporting Root within the night on day one and taking the assault to India this morning. Robinson scored a first-class hundred on debut for Sussex hitting 110 from no 10 however the defining picture prior to now of his Test batting was backing away in Hobart as he turned the ultimate wicket of that sorry Ashes collection. 

OVER 97: ENG 336/7 (Root 110 Robinson 56)

Jadeja will get one to show previous Root’s bat after which the subsequent retains very low. England won’t be too sad to see the floor doing that. One single comes from Jadeja’s fast over.

OVER 96: ENG 335/7 (Root 110 Robinson 55)

Siraj was solely out of the assault for one over as he’s again into the assault from the opposite finish. Four singles from the over.

Surely the second new ball has already proved that Rohit Sharma ought to have proactively taken it final night. India’s pacers can swing the brand new ball each methods. They can swing the previous ball just one method. That doesn’t apply to the grasp craftsman Jasprit Bumrah after all.

OVER 95: ENG 331/7 (Root 108 Robinson 53)

Just two overs for Siraj and he’s out of the assault. Jadeja is on to interchange him. Root cuts away to deep cowl for a single. Robinson comes down the wicket and pushes it to long-off for a run. Another straightforward single for Root to deep cowl.

Off the ultimate ball of the over Robinson sweeps handsomely for 4 to deep sq. leg to deliver up his maiden Test fifty. A superb knock and he has performed his half on this essential partnership.

OVER 94: ENG 324/7 (Root 106 Robinson 48)

Deep drops quick and broad and Robinson cuts away. It was a bit of aerial and never one million miles away from Jadeja at backward level but it surely runs away for 4.

The first Bazball shot of the morning comes as Robinson expenses Deep and slashes by way of broad mid-off for 4 to take him to this highest Test rating. He follows that up with a pull shot by way of broad mid-on for 4 extra to take the partnership to just about 80. Robinson is simply two away from a maiden Test fifty. 12 from the over.

Ollie Robinson pulls the ball away

Ollie Robinson (pictured) approaches his maiden Test fifty

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OVER 93: ENG 312/7 (Root 106 Robinson 36)

Siraj’s radar has been a bit of off to date and his bouncer goes method over Robinson and keeper Jurel and away for 4 byes. Somewhat fortunate that was not given a large or no-ball.

India go up for an enormous enchantment for LBW however Robinson acquired an inside edge on it. India didn’t have a assessment anyway so they might not assessment even when they wished to. England take a single to sq. leg off the ultimate ball.

OVER 92: ENG 307/7 (Root 106 Robinson 35)

Debutant Deep, who took three wickets within the morning session yesterday, will open up from the opposite finish. Root will face up for the primary time right this moment after his magnificent hundred yesterday.

It appears like it will likely be a maiden over to begin with for Deep however what he thought was his closing ball is in truth a no-ball because the buzzer goes off, a sound all cricket followers at the moment are conversant in when a no-ball is bowled.

OVER 91: ENG 306/7 (Root 106 Robinson 35)

Siraj will ship down the primary over of the day and Robinson will take strike. The first ball is on the pads and Robinson flicks it away for 4 right down to fine-leg. Nice begin for England!

Two balls in and India take the brand new ball, simply over 10 overs after it was out there. Dot balls for the remainder of the over.

As is customary at the beginning of the day Jerusalem is belted out by the Barmy Army.

The Barmy Army singing 'Jersualem'

The Barmy Army serenade the England batsmen with ‘Jersualem’

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Play about to begin

Joe Root and Ollie Robinson have made their method out to the center and we’re prepared for play in Ranchi on day two. How many extra runs can England add to their whole this morning? Every run feels fairly vital on this pitch.

How many can England add this morning?

Good morning from Ranchi, the place the outfield is a hive of exercise. England’s two not out batsmen, Joe Root and Ollie Robinson, have been warming up by having a bowl, a reminder that they’ve two jobs right this moment. In the primary occasion, England have to eek out each run they’ll, however their job shall be made harder by the extravagant early nip we noticed yesterday. I wouldn’t be shocked in the event that they goal to counter-attack a bit. 

Stokes thrilled

After the criticism, Joe Root’s celebrations have been a bit of muted however there was little doubt in regards to the response from the England dressing room, particularly captain Ben Stokes. They know the way good Root is and, as they are saying, kind is non permanent, class is everlasting.

Vaughan delighted with Root

England got here in for heavy criticism after a heavy defeat within the third Test. Michael Vaughan praised England and Joe Root’s common sense strategy on day one and you may learn extra from Vaughan right here.

England batsman Joe Root acknowledges the applause after reaching close of play on 106 not out

Joe Root (pictured) responded to some criticism with an impressive hundred on day one

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Root hundred places England in good place

Joe Root’s magnificent unbeaten century on day one has put England in a very good place heading into the second day at Ranchi as they closed on 302-7. Root and England confronted vital criticism after a heavy defeat within the third take a look at however Root responded in emphatic fashion yesterday.

At 112-5, England have been below strain after Ben Stokes received the toss and selected to bat first. India debutant Akash Deep took three wickets contained in the opening 12 overs of the day. Root’s partnership of 113 with Foakes (47) throughout the afternoon was vital not simply within the context of this take a look at match, however probably the collection with England 2-1 down with two matches to go. 

Root’s 31st Test hundred got here from 219 balls and he turned the primary man to succeed in 10 Test centuries in opposition to India. His celebrations have been a bit of muted, while his teammates definitely loved watching Root within the runs as soon as once more. Before yesterday’s innings, he had not handed 37 within the collection and was on his longest run with out a half-century for 2 years. England opener Zak Crawley was filled with reward for Root’s show.

Joe Root celebrates his hundred

Joe Root’s (pictured) good century on day one has put England in a very good place going into day two

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“We’re so happy for him and we never doubted him.

“If anything we know that when he’s got a couple of low scores he’s even more likely to get a big one and we expected that from him.

“I said beforehand that if we get 280-300, we’re in a very good position so I stand by that – we are ahead of the game.”

On a tough pitch with unpredictable bounce and vital cracks, demonstrated by Ben Stokes’ dismissal by Ravindra Jadeja which hardly bounced, these first innings runs shall be essential, particularly as India shall be batting final on this floor.

Ollie Robinson will resume alongside Root on 31 not out. How far can England push on this morning? Play resumes at 4.00am (GMT).