IND vs ENG 4th Test Day 1 Highlights
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IND vs ENG 4th Test Day 1 Highlights: Root and Robinson’s Partnership Guides England to 302/7 at Stumps in Ranchi: In the fourth Test against India in Ranchi, Joe Root, the English batsman, displayed his perseverance by scoring an important century which helped his side to overcome a risky position that they were in during the fourth test against India in Ranchi. The visitors were 3 wickets down early on but Root’s unflappable batting changed the complexion of the game.

During England’s innings at 47 for 3, Root finally reached three figures showing his experience and resolve. This was a turning point for Root who had struggled throughout this series. England preferred to bat first after winning the toss but faced early setbacks against Indian bowlers. Opener Ben Duckett and Ollie Pope became debutant Akash Deep’s first victims in quick succession. Zak Crawley put up some resistance with an enterprising knock of 42 before getting out to Akash Deep.

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Jonny Bairstow proved to be a reliable partner for Root that enabled them to rescue their innings. However even after losing Bairstow on 38 runs, Root did not let go and together with Ben Foakes they built up momentum through an essential partnership of 113 runs. But Ashwin claimed Foakes’ wicket after he had scored 47 then Siraj removed Tom Hartley from the attack.

England reached a respectable target of 302/7 aided by Root’s century and partnerships he formed. Root, being an anchor man in his team, took different roles in this match which helped him to get a century in the 31st Test match.

Root’s Resilient Century Anchors England’s Recovery in Ranchi

England’s eighth-wicket batsmen Ollie Robinson and Joe Root formed a significant alliance that added 50 runs off 76 balls to the team’s total. Root, in his usual style, scored 23, while Robinson added 25 with help of two extras.

This partnership was crucial as England made it to three hundred in eighty nine point three overs facing five hundred forty one balls inclusive of eleven extra runs. By the end of the day, England were at 302/7 after ninety overs, where Root remained unbeaten on 106 and Robinson on 31 thus putting their team in a good position for tomorrow’s play.

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IND vs ENG 4th Test Playing XI

India Playing XI: Rohit Sharma, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Shubman Gill, Rajat Patidar, Sarfaraz Khan, Ravindra Jadeja, Dhruv Jurel, R. Ashwin, Kuldeep Yadav, Akash Deep, Mohammed Siraj.

England Playing XI: Zak Crawley, Ben Duckett, Ollie Pope, Joe Root, Jonny Bairstow, Ben Stokes, Ben Foakes, Tom Hartley, Ollie Robinson, Shoaib Bashir, James Anderson.