India vs England 5th Test: Joe Root and Moeen Ali Stables England’s Innings on Day 1

Posted on by Amandeep Singh

India vs England 5th Test Day 1: India, who is leading with a 3-0 in the 5 matches series against England, are clearly looking for a whitewash. Also, this will give Indians a much neede boost ahead of the upcoming ODI series and lower down the England’confidence vica-versa. With this intention, India started with a strong attack on England on Day 1 of Chennai Test and get some early wickets too.

But Joe Root and Moeen Ali’s partnership helped the guests to put a respectable total for the Day 1 game. However, Joe Root lost his wicket in the third session but Moeen Ali is looking rock solid on the crease and has scored the century. England scored 284 at the loss of 4 wickets. Moeen Ali(120*) and Ben Stokes(5*) are still on the crease.

India vs England 5th Test: Joe Root and Moeen Ali Stables England's Innings on Day 1

Indian pacers tried to get some wickets but failed except Ishant Shamra, who on his comeback striked Jennings really early. Then other three wicktets were struck by Ravinder Jadeja. Howver, Ashwin and Amit Mishra failed to get any wickets. Also Virat Kohli didn’t used Mishra well and given him bowling at the end of the day game.

Here is the scorecard of England on Indiain vs England 5th Test Day 1 game:

Alastair Cook (c)                          c Kohli b R Jadeja                               10(38)

Keaton Jennings                          c Parthiv Patel b Ishant                      1(17)

Joe Root                                        c Parthiv Patel b R Jadeja                 88(144)

Moeen Ali                                       batting                                               120(222)

Jonny Bairstow (wk)                   c Rahul b R Jadeja                             49(90)

Ben Stokes                                      batting                                                    5(29)

Yet to Bat: Joss Buttler, Adil Rashid, Stuart Broad, Liam Dawson, J Ball

India vs England 5th Test: Joe Root and Moeen Ali Stables England's Innings on Day 1

Bowling Scorecard of India vs Englnad 5th Test on Day 1:

Bowler                                       Overs                 Runs             Wickets

Umesh Yadav                              12                      44                        0

Ishant Sharma                            12                      25                          1

Ravindra Jadeja                         28                     73                        3

Ravichandran Ashwin               24                      76                         0

Amit Mishra                                13                      52                         0

Karun Nair                                    1                         4                         0

Ishant Sharma has really shown some impressive game on his come back and bowled the right lines throughout and didn’t spend much of the runs also. In the third session, Mishra was give the bowling charge and Moeen Ali completely utilised his nervousness and that is the reason that he couldn’t let MIshra to stable his line and length and also proved really expensive.

However, it will be interesting to see that if England acn utilise this score further and create pressure over Indians on Day 2 either or Indian bowers will make a comeback. For the detailed analysis of the day game, stay tuned with us.

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