‘Haseeb Hameed will score 10, 000 runs in Tests’, Twitterati in awe of England cricketer

Haseeb Hameed scored his maiden Test fifty as England ended Day 4 at 114/0 with a lead of 163 runs against India.

By: Express Web Desk | Rajkot | Published:November 12, 2016 6:32 pm
india vs england, ind vs eng, india england, ind vs eng score, india vs england score, haseeb hameed, hameed, cricket score, cricket Haseeb Hameed scored his maiden Test fifty for England. (Source: AP)

The fourth day of the first Test between India and England saw another dominating performance by the visiting batsmen. Alastair Cook and Haseem Hameed took England to 114/0 at stumps. This gave England a lead of 163 runs against India, who were bowled out for 488 in the first innings.

R Ashwin scored a fluent 70 to help India reach the total and reduced the deficit. He added 64 runs for the seventh wicket with Wriddhiman Saha to take India out of trouble. The hosts had lost Virat Kohli and Ajinkya Rahane in the first hour of the day’s play.

But it was 19-year-old debutant Hameed that impressed one and all. He was unbeaten on 62 at close of play. This was his maiden Test half-century. The youngster showed his class and even the social media accepted that he is one of the future stars. Many on Twitter said that not only he has been excellent in this innings but he has showed signs to be one of the greats of Test cricket.

England will look to score some quick runs on fifth day and try to put India under pressure and get a improbable win in Rajkot. Here is how the Twitterati reacted to the fourth day’s play in Rajkot and also about Hameed.

England will resume Day 5 at 114/0.