1st Test, Hyderabad, January 25 - 28, 2024, England tour of India
246 & 420
(T:231) 436 & 202

England won by 28 runs

Player Of The Match
England 1st Innings
India 1st Innings
England 2nd Innings
India 2nd Innings
Match Flow
England 1st Innings 
c Mohammed Siraj b Ashwin2040713050.00
lbw b Ashwin3539537089.74
c Sharma b Jadeja1118009.09
c Bumrah b Jadeja2960811048.33
b Patel3758615063.79
b Bumrah70881226379.54
c †Bharat b Patel424220016.66
c †Bharat b Bumrah1318211072.22
b Jadeja2324242195.83
b Ashwin1124242045.83
not out 0313000.00
Extras(lb 1, nb 2)3
TOTAL64.3 Ov (RR: 3.81)246
Fall of wickets: 1-55 (Ben Duckett, 11.5 ov), 2-58 (Ollie Pope, 14.4 ov), 3-60 (Zak Crawley, 15.1 ov), 4-121 (Jonny Bairstow, 32.4 ov), 5-125 (Joe Root, 35.3 ov), 6-137 (Ben Foakes, 42.5 ov), 7-155 (Rehan Ahmed, 48.3 ov), 8-193 (Tom Hartley, 54.6 ov), 9-234 (Mark Wood, 61.3 ov), 10-246 (Ben Stokes, 64.3 ov) • DRS
48.3 to Rehan Ahmed, beautiful bowling from Bumrah! He comes up with these magic slower balls time and again, when batters least expect it. This one cuts back in wildly from outside off, Rehan is foxed by this, and because he's already hung his bat out, it's too late to bail out. The ball kisses the inside edge and carried through to Bharat, who dives forward to complete an excellent catch.. 155/7
64.3 to BA Stokes, beauty to castle Stokes! Gets this to angle in from round the stumps, Stokes was looking to give himself some room to pick the gap over cover but saw this jag away to beat the outside edge and hit top of middle. having given himself room, Stokes strangely seemed to suddenly try and defend instead of going over the top. At Bumrah's pace, you have no chance once you've erred, especially when he's on target.. 246/10
14.4 to OJ Pope, turn, bounce, finds the outside edge! Pope has not looked at home in his short stay at the crease - although he lingers for confirmation that the catch was clean. Regulation SLA dismissal, the sort Jaddu visualises over his morning dosa. Fired in and then straightening, Pope lunging forward but unable to cover the deviation off the pitch. Scooped up expertly by Rohit. Off Pope pops. 58/2
35.3 to JE Root, Root sweeps, Jadeja cleans up... top-edged to short fine leg! He might have gone to the same bowler playing the same shot second ball, but Sir Jaddu gets him in the end. Been a productive outlet but this time he can't control the bounce and it loops tamely to Bumrah on the 45. Big wicket for India, met by cheers and whistles around the ground. 125/5
54.6 to TW Hartley, flattens leg stump with sharp turn! Jadeja tossed this up, gave it a rip as the ball spun back in a long way from outside off to beat the inside edge. The ball drifted across from around the stumps and ripped back in from the rough. Superb bowling.. 193/8
11.5 to BM Duckett, there's the first for India and it's No. 491 for Ashwin! Duckett plays for turn when there's none, this skids through to beat the inside edge and hit the pad. Umpire Chris Gaffaney is dead certain that was hitting the stumps, Duckett isn't quite sure so he opts for DRS. All it needed was for the ball to clip the stumps, which it does and DRS comes back as umpire's call. Duckett has to go back.. 55/1
15.1 to Z Crawley, drilled straight to mid-off! Crawley looks to be assertive but gifts Ashwin a second - although again they are checking for the catch. The ball was dying on Siraj, but it looks like he managed to get fingers under it as he stooped and tumbled over to his right. Given! England have lost 3 for 5 in five overs. Bazball took the tourists galloping through the first 45 mins but they've hit their first hurdle. 60/3
61.3 to MA Wood, knocks him over! Ashwin drifts one fuller and across Wood who goes for an expansive slog sweep, but misses it altogether as he's way too early into the shot. The off stump is flattened.. 234/9
32.4 to JM Bairstow, bowls 'im with a jaffa! Bairstow had only just dusted himself off after that full-length dive in the dirt, but now he's tucking his bat under his arm and heading for the sheds. Perfect length and pace for the surface, YJB trapped on the crease and can't cover the spin. Top of off is the result. Patel holds his arms aloft in celebration. India break the stand. 121/4
42.5 to BT Foakes, sharp spin, nicked behind! Up goes Paul Reiffel's finger straight away, England lose their sixth. Foakes had trusted his method but walks off for 4 from 24 balls. The line was probably wide enough that he could have left it, but Patel's angles sucked him into playing. This is all going very 2021 for England. 137/6
India 1st Innings 
c & b Root807496103108.10
c Stokes b Leach2427533088.88
c Duckett b Hartley2366872034.84
c Rehan Ahmed b Hartley861231768269.91
c Hartley b Rehan Ahmed3563773155.55
lbw b Root871802907248.33
lbw b Root4181973050.61
run out (Hartley/†Foakes)1117009.09
b Rehan Ahmed441001347144.00
b Root011000.00
not out 025000.00
Extras(b 5, lb 6, nb 2, w 2)15
TOTAL121 Ov (RR: 3.60)436
Fall of wickets: 1-80 (Rohit Sharma, 12.2 ov), 2-123 (Yashasvi Jaiswal, 23.4 ov), 3-159 (Shubman Gill, 34.5 ov), 4-223 (Shreyas Iyer, 52.3 ov), 5-288 (KL Rahul, 64.5 ov), 6-356 (Srikar Bharat, 88.2 ov), 7-358 (Ravichandran Ashwin, 90.3 ov), 8-436 (Ravindra Jadeja, 119.3 ov), 9-436 (Jasprit Bumrah, 119.4 ov), 10-436 (Axar Patel, 120.6 ov) • DRS
34.5 to Shubman Gill, holes out to midwicket and Hartley has his maiden wicket! Elation for England, but what a terrible shot from Gill, a wafty slap across the line, hitting across the spin and spooned straight to the waiting Duckett! He was looking to get busy, but his innings ha;d been too entrenched to find the boundary at a whim... and for the second time this morning, England have been gifted a bit of an opening. 159/3
64.5 to KL Rahul, no hundred for Rahul, picks out deep midwicket! Rocks back to pull a half-tracker but sends it high and safely into the breadbasket of Rehan Ahmed on the boundary. Hartley picks up a second scalp, and England have a glimmer, with the lead still only 42. 288/5
12.2 to RG Sharma, Leach dangles the carrot and makes the breakthrough! Silence around the Rajiv Gandhi Stadium as Rohit charges down and skies one to his opposite number backpedalling at mid-on. India's captain knew he'd flubbed the shot straight away, punching his bat in frustration. England will be happy to have bought themselves a wicket, despite the high price. 80/1
52.3 to SS Iyer, goes for the slog-sweep, and picks out Hartley at deep midwicket! He was the only man back in the deep, as Iyer took on the googly, and lost! Hartley had to judge that well, right back on the rope, and settled well, keeping his feet in play. Now then!. 223/4
120.6 to AR Patel, bowled 'im. A length ball outside off and turning in. Axar goes back to cut but it keeps low to beat his attempt and crashes into the stumps. 436/10
23.4 to YBK Jaiswal, got him! Jaiswal has another slap through the line, but this time he can only scuff it straight back to the bowler, who leaps high about his head and clutches onto a priceless offering! A short mid-off had just moved into his eyeline, perhaps that persuaded him to redouble his attempts to take Root downtown, but instead he's given it away, and opened the door for England!. 123/2
88.2 to KS Bharat, thumped on the back thigh and that's surely out this time! Up goes the finger, it was a bit of a drag-down from Root but it straightened sharply as Bharat shaped to sweep... did he get any bat on that before it hit his pads? Doesn't look like it, and it's struck his back leg, kneeling in front of off. It's clipping the stump, a third of the way up. Root has his second!. 356/6
119.3 to RA Jadeja, an appeal for lbw and given. Jadeja goes for the review straightaway. Was a length ball around off that Jadeja looked to defend on the front foot. And from the very first replay, it's clear he got an inside edge. But we are waiting for UltraEdge to be 100% sure. The bat and pad are adjacent, so the third umpire needs to make sure the ball hit the bat first. He isn't sure from the available replays whether it's bat first or pad. So he goes with the on-field umpire's call on that, and moves on to the ball-tracking. The impact is around off, so another umpire's call there, and the ball would have just trimmed the bails, a third umpire's call. And all that means the on-field decision stays as is, and Jadeja has to walk back for 87. 436/8
119.4 to JJ Bumrah, and Root has two in two. Full around off. Bumrah comes forward to defend but the ball turns in to sneak through the gap between bat and pad and rattles the stumps. On a hat-trick. 436/9
England 2nd Innings 
c Sharma b Ashwin3133334193.93
b Bumrah4752737090.38
b Bumrah19627837321070.50
lbw b Bumrah26130033.33
b Jadeja1024281041.66
b Ashwin633310018.18
b Patel34811012041.97
c †Bharat b Bumrah2853613052.83
b Ashwin3452714065.38
c †Bharat b Jadeja077000.00
not out 00100-
Extras(b 16, lb 10, nb 6)32
TOTAL102.1 Ov (RR: 4.11)420
Fall of wickets: 1-45 (Zak Crawley, 9.2 ov), 2-113 (Ben Duckett, 18.5 ov), 3-117 (Joe Root, 20.6 ov), 4-140 (Jonny Bairstow, 27.4 ov), 5-163 (Ben Stokes, 36.5 ov), 6-275 (Ben Foakes, 66.6 ov), 7-339 (Rehan Ahmed, 82.3 ov), 8-419 (Tom Hartley, 100.1 ov), 9-420 (Mark Wood, 101.6 ov), 10-420 (Ollie Pope, 102.1 ov) • DRS
18.5 to BM Duckett, The off stump goes cartwheeling. Bumrah is pumped up. I haven't seen him this animated in a long time. A loud roar and a fist pump. It was a length ball that came in with the angle - the shine, too, was on the inside. Duckett looked to smash it through covers but ended up playing all around. 113/2
20.6 to JE Root, a confident appeal for lbw and given. It was a length ball that came in with the shine. Root pushed at it, got beaten on the inside edge and got hit on the front leg near the knee roll. The ball-tracking shows it would just clipped the leg stump, so we go with the on-field umpire's call, which was out. 117/3
82.3 to Rehan Ahmed, edged and taken by Bharat, the keeper this time! Bumrah gives India the breakthrough with the old ball. On a length, threatens to angle in from over the wicket, but (reverse)swings away outside off. Rehan meekly pushes at it and nicks it behind. 339/7
102.1 to OJ Pope, off stump flattened looking to reverse-scoop! A very Bazball way to go but Pope has played magnificently to give England a sniff. Think it was Bumrah's offcutter, actually, pinpoint accurate. No regrets from Pope, who gets plenty of handshakes form the Indians as he walks off. He looked at sea in the first innings but buckled his swash second time around to play one of the great innings by an Englishman in India. 420/10
9.2 to Z Crawley, gone this time! Ashwin's utter mastery of angles prises the opening! Back around the wicket, pitch-perfect on off stump, a fraction slower and dipping on Crawley's defensive push. Kisses the edge and hops into the hands of slip! It was a fine statement from Crawley, but it's ended by an even better bit of bowling. 45/1
36.5 to BA Stokes, stunning bowling from Ashwin! That's the 12th time he's got Stokes, and it's one of the best balls yet. So full, flighted, dripping with guile, dips, grips, turns past a resolute block and plucks out the off stump! It's a killer blow for England, as India close in now!. 163/5
100.1 to TW Hartley, bowled him with a shooter! Not sure that sight will be overly comforting to India, but Hartley has to depart... Ashwin hits his length and Hartley perhaps shouldn't be playing back. But the ball straightens and rockets along at shin height to pluck off stump from the ground. Ends a superb stand of 80 for the eighth wicket. 419/8
66.6 to BT Foakes, Keeps low and Foakes is done in! Not a lot he could have done about that one, angled in from round the wicket, he came forward to smother the ball, but it didn't get above shin-height and thumped the off stump near its base. A fine effort from the keeper but a restorative stand is over. 275/6
27.4 to JM Bairstow, stunning bowling from Jadeja! The last one turned, this one doesn't, they pitched in the same place, shaping in at the stumps from round the wicket, but this time Bairstow shoulders arms and looks on forlornly as the ball comes in on the arm and his off bail takes a walk!. 140/4
101.6 to MA Wood, drags him across, nicked behind! Wood turns and walks. Jadeja gets his second wicket, after 34 overs of toil, and India's work with the ball is almost done. Plenty of spin from just outside off and Wood couldn't help but follow it, the catch snaffled by Bharat. 420/9
India 2nd Innings (T: 231 runs)
lbw b Hartley3958767067.24
c Pope b Hartley1535442042.85
c Pope b Hartley021000.00
lbw b Root2248903045.83
c & b Hartley1742483040.47
c Root b Leach1331451041.93
run out (Stokes)220200010.00
b Hartley2859963047.45
st †Foakes b Hartley2884932033.33
not out 618340033.33
st †Foakes b Hartley1220271060.00
Extras(b 4, lb 14, nb 1, w 1)20
TOTAL69.2 Ov (RR: 2.91)202
Fall of wickets: 1-42 (Yashasvi Jaiswal, 11.4 ov), 2-42 (Shubman Gill, 11.6 ov), 3-63 (Rohit Sharma, 17.5 ov), 4-95 (Axar Patel, 29.4 ov), 5-107 (KL Rahul, 32.4 ov), 6-119 (Ravindra Jadeja, 38.1 ov), 7-119 (Shreyas Iyer, 40.2 ov), 8-176 (Srikar Bharat, 61.6 ov), 9-177 (Ravichandran Ashwin, 63.2 ov), 10-202 (Mohammed Siraj, 69.2 ov) • DRS
32.4 to KL Rahul, Root has straightened this enough from round the stumps to have Rahul lbw. This looks close, and Rahul has opted for a review. Did Rahul manage an inside edge here? UltraEdge does not detect a spike. Rahul plays back to this fullish ball and it would've crashed into leg stump. England are five away from a memorable victory in Hyderabad. Their fans are sensing it. 107/5
11.4 to YBK Jaiswal, Jaiswal uses his feet and offers up a catch to short leg. Hartley spotted the advancing batter, held it back, and shortened his length. Spooned to Pope under the helmet straight off the bat. 42/1
11.6 to Shubman Gill, What a double-strike from Hartley! Pope can do no wrong. He takes it at silly-point. Tossed up on off stump, nice and full, Gill prods at it and it's grabbed by Pope who finishes on his knees at silly-point. Gill is gone for a duck. 42/2
17.5 to RG Sharma, beats the inside edge, hit on the knee roll - and up goes the finger! Has Hartley hooked the big fish? Rohit reviews but this looked very adjacent. Rohit has played for more turn than materialised, no bat on it, hitting the top of middle and leg! Gaffaney raises his finger again and India's captain trudges off. Hartley has his third, and this Test is cooking with gas. 63/3
29.4 to AR Patel, Spooned back to Hartley. Such a soft dismissal. Soft as wax. Hartley dangles it up just outside off, on a length, Axar drives half-heartedly without getting to the pitch and ends up offering a return catch. This is turning out to be some debut for Hartley. He's taken out the left-hander who was promoted to counter him. 95/4
61.6 to KS Bharat, bowled him with an absolute peach! Hartley has five! Bharat is left on his haunches... then he looks to the sky as he drags himself from the field. Perfectly bowled, pitching on middle and leg, then spinning past the outstretched forward defensive to rattle off stump. Hitman Hartley slams India back on to the canvas with a maiden Test five-for on debut. 176/8
63.2 to R Ashwin, stumped by a mile, England one away! Ashwin charges down, seemingly convinced that the jig is almost up! It's slow and tantalising from Hartley, spinning away from his hitting arc, and Foakes has all the time in the world to do the needful. Hartley has his sixth and a famous win is within touching distance. 177/9
69.2 to Mohammed Siraj, Siraj runs up the white flag, England have done it! Hartley has seven-for, England go one up. Or should that be India 0-1 Bazball? Foakes finally gets the stumping he had been looking for, and no doubt about this with Siraj way down the pitch. 202/10
40.2 to SS Iyer, edged and grabbed at slip. Welcome back, Leach. Nice and full, angling in at off from left-arm around and breaks away. Iyer pushes at it and nicks it off to Root. Regulation catch. Hyderabad has been hushed once again. 119/7
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Thu, 25 Jan - day 1 - India 1st innings 119/1 (Yashasvi Jaiswal 76*, Shubman Gill 14*, 23 ov)
Fri, 26 Jan - day 2 - India 1st innings 421/7 (Ravindra Jadeja 81*, Axar Patel 35*, 110 ov)
Sat, 27 Jan - day 3 - England 2nd innings 316/6 (Ollie Pope 148*, Rehan Ahmed 16*, 77 ov)
Sun, 28 Jan - day 4 - India 2nd innings 202 (69.2 ov) - end of match
Day 1
Day 2
Day 3
Day 4
  • OJ Pope: 150 off 212 balls (17 x 4)
  • 7th Wicket: 50 runs in 75 balls (OJ Pope 27, Rehan Ahmed 22, Ex 2)
  • England: 350 runs in 85.4 overs (520 balls), Extras 24
  • New ball taken at 88.1 overs
  • Drinks: England - 388/7 in 93.0 overs (OJ Pope 179, TW Hartley 21)
  • 8th Wicket: 50 runs in 65 balls (OJ Pope 22, TW Hartley 22, Ex 6)
  • England: 400 runs in 95.3 overs (579 balls), Extras 30
  • Over 101.1: Review by India (Bowling), Decision Challenged - Wicket, Umpire - PR Reiffel, Batter - OJ Pope (Struck down)
  • Innings Break: England - 420/10 in 102.1 overs (MJ Leach 0)
  • Lunch: England - 420/10 in 102.1 overs (MJ Leach 0)
  • India 2nd innings
  • Over 5.1: Review by England (Bowling), Decision Challenged - Wicket, Umpire - PR Reiffel, Batter - YBK Jaiswal (Struck down)
  • Drinks: India - 48/2 in 15.2 overs (RG Sharma 26, KL Rahul 4)
  • India: 50 runs in 15.6 overs (96 balls), Extras 3
  • Over 17.5: Review by India (Batting), Decision Challenged - Wicket, Umpire - PR Reiffel, Batter - RG Sharma (Struck down)
  • Tea: India - 95/3 in 29.0 overs (KL Rahul 21, AR Patel 17)
  • India: 100 runs in 31.4 overs (190 balls), Extras 7
  • Over 32.4: Review by India (Batting), Decision Challenged - Wicket, Umpire - PR Reiffel, Batter - KL Rahul (Struck down)
  • Over 41.4: Review by England (Bowling), Decision Challenged - Wicket, Umpire - CB Gaffaney, Batter - R Ashwin (Struck down)
  • Drinks: India - 131/7 in 47.0 overs (KS Bharat 5, R Ashwin 7)
  • India: 150 runs in 56.5 overs (341 balls), Extras 12
  • 8th Wicket: 50 runs in 123 balls (KS Bharat 28, R Ashwin 23, Ex 2)
  • 5:00 PM Play extended by 30 mts after Ben Strokes claimed the extension with India 9 down.
  • India: 200 runs in 68.2 overs (411 balls), Extras 19
Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Uppal, Hyderabad
TossEngland, elected to bat first
Player Of The Match
Series resultEngland led the 5-match series 1-0
Match numberTest no. 2525
Hours of play (local time)09.30 start, Lunch 11.30-12.10, Tea 14.10-14.30, Close 16.30
Match days25,26,27,28 January 2024 - day (5-day match)
Test debut
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Match Referee
PointsEngland 12, India 0
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