Joe Root’s century rescues England on the 1st day

Finally after much waiting Joe Root provided a solid century which helped England to make a strong comeback at the end of the first day of the 4th test. They scored 302/7 in 90 overs. 

India is currently leading the 5 match series by 2-1. England won the first match by 28 runs whereas India won the 2nd match by 106 runs and the 3rd by 434 runs

In the morning English skipper Ben Stokes, after winning the toss, opted to bat first. During the first phase of the Match, England lost 5 wickets at just 112 runs. Then post lunch English players played a little slow and as a result no wickets were fallen. 

Joe Root (106 runs not out) played a superb Test knock and scored his 10th century against India in tests surpassing the previous record of Steve Smith (9 centuries). Now he is holding the most centuries against India. He played 226 balls in his innings till now and hit 9 fours. 

Wicket-keeper batsman Ben Foakes (47 runs) provided a solid partnership with Root and both of them contributed 113 runs together for the 6th wicket. Then Ollie Robinson (31 runs not out) remained there with Root at the end of the day.

Debutant Akash Deep provided a dream debut for his team as he grabbed 3 wickets on the first day. Mohammad Siraj after going heavy with the runs at the start, got his rhythm back and took 2 wickets. Ravindra Jadeja and Ashwin got 1 wicket each.

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