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Those will be stumps after an eventful end to a busy day in which England finally made the much-needed breakthrough after being rejected three times earlier, no less

First, Rohit could not quite hold Leach and Pope, who jumped up off the short leg to the right, with his outstretched left hand, which would have been a breathtaking catch. A short time later, 24-year-old Kohli sent an Anderson delivery directly to the Gorge where Pope got his hands on it and seized an uncomplicated chance When the red wine splashed from the Pope’s forked right index finger, it was fair to say that blood was spilled, pride was hurt and England’s task became increasingly difficult, and England appealed to it Rohit, after Foakes worked fast at Leach bowling, it was tight, but the batsman received no reps indicating his foot was grounded behind the crease when the bail was broken

Leach finally got Kohli out and chopped on his stumps for 27 minutes Only two minutes left to play on this opening day. With that, India ends the night, only 13 runs behind with many first innings wickets in hand

Very different terms, a very similar result, Rohit Sharma brings out his fifty of 63 balls with a flick through Midwicket in front of Ben Stokes as India gets closer and closer to first innings parity, he has been made to work more visibly than it was the case in his remarkably transcendent century in Chennai, especially while Anderson and Broad were in partnership, but there is no way to hold him back when the opportunities arise – as they have done with increasing frequency since the varnish dated Ball Gone England is still grumbling about the footprints – they are now forming deep craters in the landing zone – but they could and should still be India’s problem if their eyelashes had lasted more than 50 overs, the umpires won’t do much about it

It took him 27 balls to get off target in the end, and it seemed like he did the hard work to turn into a long and fruitful inning, but in the end, Jofra Archer’s extra pace lured Shubman Gill into a clumsy one Hit a bouncer outside of his eye-line and Zak Crawley trudged in off the square leg to complete a simple steepling catch – or as simple as things like that come out of the night sky

And then, a day later, Jack Leach emulated Axar Patel and found the same means of extracting even Indian batsmen well used to such conditions around the wicket to Cheteshwar Pujara poking forward and around the Spin played only to be hit on the pads by whoever slipped through the pads No rating, and suddenly one had brought two England is not out of the hole but at least they found a stepladder

Pujara had gone for almost four years without being fired by a left-armed Orthodox weirdo who got on that series. Jack Leach got him three times in 64 balls

Uncompromising signs for England after early substitution of Indian innings The eagle-eyed Matt Roller sensed a familiar story

“The first 10 overs of India’s innings have worrying parallels from an English perspective to an earlier day-night test,” writes Matt

At Adelaide in 2017, they won the throw and chose to roll first but bow short with the new ball: in the first 10 overs of Australia’s innings, 35% of the balls were behind the length and 65% good length – England did not throw a single full ball Australia rallied 422 for 8 declared and won with 120 runs

There was a similar problem in the first 10 overs of that inning, according to ESPNcricinfo ball-for-ball data, exactly half of the balls Broad and Anderson threw were short or long, with 43% on a good one Length and Four Full Balls Given the need for early wickets, the lack of full balls seems a surprise

I asked Anderson in a press conference on Sunday where the likely lack of a backward swing with the pink ball would cause England to attack more with the new ball “I don’t think we’re rolling any differently than we normally would with the red ball” he said, “We’ll evaluate the conditions as we do and bowl accordingly. When it swings around, we’ll be more offensive, throw a fuller length, have extra catchers; if not, we’ll be a little more defensive”

The ball has clearly swung and England have set off attack fields. To me this means that this was more of an execution error than a planning error “

It was metronomic, and the pressure on Shubman Gill in particular has increased like never before, but Broad and Anderson have yet to break through India’s opening booth and the ten-piece window of excess varnish is closing quickly, Broad thought for the second time , he had his man putting Gill on his knee roll but couldn’t get the pound out – DRS showed it would have been a cut leg – and Gill still hadn’t strayed by the end of the ninth over, with 24 point balls to it his name

Despite all the care, Jofra Archer could appreciate a try while the ball is still hard and before the rope gets too deeply embedded in the leather Rohit, at 10 out of 28, is steadfast on the other end, and the mood of the English Bowler is unsupported by the condition of their landing areas The employees were called twice to strike the foothills

Anderson and Broad prove a handful under lights but nothing more than that as India’s openers cut five runs in as many overs from 74 for 2 to 112 and now a 107 lead for England is not looking good Penny for Jofra Archer’s thoughts who may feel that his recent efforts to get a new ball should have earned him an attempt to shake the top order, not least Rohit Sharma it will now take a serious rattle to prevent that India is moving into the distance in this competition

Twilight bowling with 1,100 nous worth wickets sharing the pink new ball, and it looks like Broad claimed an important early wicket when Shubman fenced Gill in the slips against Ben Stokes in The Silence the 50th000 spectators is amazing – quieter than in an empty stadium – but the third referee looks at the replay and thinks the ball has ricocheted! Root is furious and clearly signals that such a decision cannot be judged by a repetition – the soft signal was off – and there is certainly a good chance that his fingers are under the ball at this angle.But on it, have later repetitions Perhaps proved more conclusive, but either way, England’s twilight revival will have to wait a while

Ben Foakes, another perfectly-whipped, non-spinning brain-melter from a shipment from Axar Patel, rocks back for a cut but the ball slips under his blade.Here ends a pathetic performance in England and a happy rampage of Indian spinners Imagine yourself how they might fare if the conditions are in their favor in the second innings

Here is S Rajesh with the stats of doom “In the last 50 years England have survived less than 50 overs in the first innings for the sixth time after winning the throw and picking a bat”It’s not pretty, that’s for sure

Down on one knee, a lazy blow lashes down the throat of a deep, square leg, and in his third Test innings, Axar Patel has his second Test for five! As won, so melted away at least he pulled England into three digits and given the equilibrium of England’s attack, at least the sun is likely to go down when it’s their turn to take the ball, the witching hour is drawing near but they may need necromancy from Anderson, Archer and Broad to reanimate that corpse of a contest

Successive reviews show that one ball is just missing and the other spins past the leg, just plant the dog and beat it, I say #INDvENG

England innings are in free fall and Nagraj Gollapudi is pretty sure he discovered why:

“Will the ball spin or not? This is the key question every batsman asks himself when striking a dry spinner like Ahmedabad, writes Nagraj. That doubt has clearly plagued all English batsmen, including Joe Root, the Had dominated the Indian spinners in the first test of this series with a masterful double century, Root showed not only confidence but the art of reading spin that was a flat pitch, of course, but the fundamentals of the spin game don’t change much regardless of the surface like good hitters will tell you

One of the basics is using your feet, if the batsman kicks his feet out of the crease, not only can they stifle spin, but they can also play the ball before playing on difficult fields, which can create that doubt on Jonny Bairstow , Ollie Pope and Root are going to look at their layoffs today and tell each other why, why I didn’t jump out of the wrinkle and defend myself

By the time Jofra Archer was bowled, England’s batsmen had only gotten out five times, while patting the back foot 49 times in a total of 137 deliveries as per ESPNcricinfo BBB protocols, these numbers clearly suggest that Englands Batsmen had great doubts about how to play “

Well it was kind of resistance as long as it lasted Archer actually unfolded the less speckled sweep a couple of times and nailed one through Ashwin’s midfield to hit the target, and he even cut another four through Axar’s backward point But, like so many of his peers, the risk of a big spin made him particularly vulnerable to the one who didn’t do much, a floppy goes full length away, feet go nowhere and back goes back as Axar takes a long ball through his defense fidgets

Ollie Pope joins the procession and it’s another beauty from Ashwin Flying, plunging, tricky off the field, bursting past a protruding forward thrust and poking back the stump Foakes and Stokes now have a job and a half to do as India’s weirdo weave a net

And moments later, it’s all about foakes! Stokes plays Axar and is struck in accordance with the stump. The finger goes up, it cuts off the top of the middle.He missed a fairly regulated hindfoot block there

As Sampath, our newest recruit in the statistics cave, stated during the break: “Three gates from Indian spinners in the first session today In the previous 15 D / N tests, a total of three gates came on in the first session on the first day the weirdo “It’s fair to say there’s a new day-night record coming up here

And Rajesh, our super-statistical group champion, has been playing around with control percentages just to heighten the sense of swirling doom that surrounds England’s campaign:

Control percentages in the first 27 overs in the first innings in each of the three Tests:
1 Test: 903 (Eng 67/2)
2 Test: 845 (Ind 106/3)
3 Test: 805 (Eng 81/4)

Well that was exciting, swaying, and put on the agenda. Lots of evidence that the new ball will speak while the varnish is in situ, but also tons of evidence that India’s three-pronged spin attack made all other iterations of the pink ball Zak Crawley produced a masterly half-century under the circumstances, but even he was reassured when Ashwin joined Patel in a twin-spin attack, beating Ishant Sharma early in his 100th Test to and Roots Pound against Ashwin ended a difficult first session for the visitors

So, about this pick of a lonely spinner? At least in defense of England they took the left as Axar Patel was India’s greatest threat this morning and his second scalp of the session is an innings-devastating blow Zak Crawley’s massive innings come to an end as he auditions for two consecutive deliveries – the first snaps past his edge, the second at the same length but jumps straight ahead Ben Stokes winces at the end of the non-striker as he tells his teammate not to bother about the check that knocked on the knee roll and just walked in the stumps it will be a challenge now to scrape over 200 over that new ball under lights anyway?

Ashwin’s trick extracts the keystone! The longer Joe Root held out, the more threatening his inning looked, especially when Crawley showed no sign of easing his pace he plays to an immersion delivery from the wicket and is pinned at the crease when Ashwin finds an extra bite from an off-stump line, the finger going up immediately, and though root reviews, it’s more in hope than expectation Sure enough, it’s the umpire’s call that flicks the tip of the stump, and that’s a massive blow to England’s hopes If these two had survived lunch they could have claimed the booty of the session instead, Ben Stokes wants to face his nemesis / p>

Notable stuff from Crawley believing Joe Root dead while making the runs pound despite an increasingly menacing spell on Axar Patel’s left arm but the way he hits his fifty is typical of innings so far A luscious open-faced ride through the ceiling is followed by a viciously biting ball that moves like a chevron from the center and the leg past the groping outside edge.But then, a ball later, Axar loses its length and is replaced by additional cover for his sins beaten up

This inning of Crawley is evolving from a flowing cameo to something really significant as he knocks England’s fifty off their feet with another effortless, underplayed streak while Ishant strays a touch too full after the ponderous but valiant fare, offered by Sibley and Burns in the first two Tests, England now appears to have a first batsman in the game to make the race in difficult conditions, just as Rohit Sharma did on day one in Chennai

And as the following data from our ball-by-ball analysis shows, the entire length today moves to all parts of that 225-degree arc in front of the square

It’s a two-half game right now, one with creamy, dreamy drives and clips from Zak Crawley whose defensive kick was clean to mid-center to get off the mark was a miracle, and whose timing was off the mariners Cheap from the start But India also has three weirdos in their line-up, and Axar Patel only needs a single delivery to distinguish himself in the game!

Jonny Bairstow’s reputation against spin was bolstered by some insightful displays in Sri Lanka, but he got caught up in a real tangle when Axar came around the wicket, nailing the perfect intermediate length in the middle and middle, and his shin on the past hit inside edge as Bairstow shoved forward uncertainly, leaving for the review more than anything out of confusion and mild embarrassment, but India’s festivities are non-stop that smashes the timbers, and England’s # 2 and # 3 are gone without opening their accounts Times!

Fans of rhyming tercets, look the other way now Even in a time of random team generation, England can’t put their celebrations on the same scorecard

In that case, don’t make too many plans to watch cricket on Sunday! Two overs down and no runs on the board, and already Ishant Sharma and Jasprit Bumrah have produced a surprising move with their shiny pink ball, Ishant’s first shipment simply started from a good to full length of Rishabh Pants gloves, while his fifth of them went to the goalkeeper went through as if it had been stunned with a mallet in mid-air.A couple of supplies also wobbled from the seam, though nothing was as extravagant as Bumrah’s heat-seeking inswinger at the end of his first Over Dom Sibley dabbed it away with carefree, but the fight ensued

it’s too right! A leg-bye (and no ball) to turn the stroke for the first time in this match and Ishan’s opening delivery to Sibley is perfection hit the seam, straighten the angle in your right hand, hit the splice and fly You comfortably to Kohli on the second slip. He left without a goal, and Jonny Bairstow is fresh from his break in the UK I hope his visualization went well during the quarantine

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Hello everyone and welcome to a whole new ball game. In Chennai, England suffered a familiar fate in Asian conditions last week when R Ashwin spun a net around his techniques to give India a 317 run series win for India But Us have now crossed the country from east to west and fast-forwarded the game hours by five hours to set the stadium’s brand new spotlights at 120Bringing 000 seats in Ahmedabad into play Oh, and there’s also a pink SG ball in the mix which, according to Ben Stokes, England’s bowlers “lick the lips” to reach him I imagine Ishant Sharma in his 100 Test and getting fit Jasprit Bumrah could have similar feelings Whatever happens in the next five days, I believe it won’t be a standard test price

And as if to prove that we have big changes in both teams as England wins a very useful throw and uses the pitch for the first time while the afternoon sun is the brightest England made four changes as expected – James Anderson and Jofra Archer return to lead the attack, although Stuart Broad retains his place, which is fascinating. Olly Stone and the back-home Moeen Ali make way, as do Dan Lawrence and Rory Burns with the bat Jonny Bairstow and Zak Crawley Crawley’s best score on the tour so far is 13 a big plea to open up today

India has two changes, Bumrah is supported by spin bowling all-rounder Washington Sundar instead of Kuldeep Yadav and Mohammad Siraj

“It looks pretty dry, hot and humid,” says Virat Kohli, who is full of praise for the new stadium – which may only be half full, but 60000 fans still have a larger capacity than pretty much any venue outside of the MCG

India 1 Rohit Sharma, 2 Shubman Gill, 3 Cheteshwar Pujara, 4 Virat Kohli (Capt), 5 Ajinkya Rahane, 6 Rishabh Pant (week), 7 Washington Sundar, 8 R Ashwin, 9 Axar Patel, 10 Ishant Sharma, 11 Jasprit Bumrah

England 1 Zak Crawley, 2 Dom Sibley, 3 Jonny Bairstow, 4 Joe Root (Capt), 5 Ben Stokes, 6 Ollie Pope, 7 Ben Foakes (week), 8 Jofra Archer, 9 Jack Leach, 10 Stuart Broad, 11 James Anderson

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