Ind vs Eng, 1st Test, Rajkot: Indian bowlers were made to toil as England began their campaign on a promising note, riding on Joe Root's 11th ton to finish the opening day at a solid 311 for 4. Joe Root, England's leading batsman in recent years, made 124 off 180 balls, while Moeen Ali is one short of his fourth Test hundred when the stumps were drawn on day 1.
Ind vs Eng, 1st Test, Rajkot: Alastair Cook, was lucky after Ajinkya Rahane and skipper Virat Kohli dropped him once each off the opening bowlers. Cook and Haseed Hameed added 47 runs before the drinks were called, but the left-handed batsman fell to Ravindra Jadeja to the first ball after drinks. The 31-year old managed to add 31 runs before he was given out.
Ind vs Eng, 1st Test, Rajkot: Haseeb Hameed, making his debut in the longer format, Hameed found himself lucky just like his captain as Murali Vijay dropped a sitter and gave the debutant another chance. The 19-year old fell to R Ashwin after sharing a 47 run stand with Alastair Cook and 29 run partnership with Joe Root.
Ind vs Eng, 1st Test, Rajkot: R Ashwin, who leads the ICC All-Rounder rankings, managed to get rid of England opener Haseed Hameed. Later, he dismissed Ben Duckett (13) cheaply. Ashwin ended the day with 2 for 108 in 31 overs and was taken for runs mainly in his second-last spell of 10 overs.
Ind vs Eng, 1st Test, Rajkot: Joe Root reached his 11th Test hundred, and third against India, off 257 balls. Root struck 11 fours and a six. Root's 124 and Moeen Ali's 99 helped England end day 1 with 311 on the scorecard. This was also the first time in the last 21 innings a visiting side crossed a 300 plus score in India.
Ind vs Eng, 1st Test, Rajkot: Moeen Ali, who sahed 179 runs for the fourth wicket with Joe Root, was one short of his fourth Test hundred when the stumps were drawn. Ben Stokes joined Ali, and they added 30 runs to stumps.
Ind vs Eng, 1st Test, Rajkot: Mohammed Shami went off three overs before tea to treat a hamstring complaint, and came back after tea but nearly broke down again. Shami struggled throughout as he kept coming back.
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