Final scoreboard on the last day of the first Test between India and England at the Saurashtra Cricket Association ground in Rajkot on yesterday.
Ali 117; R. Jadeja 3-86)
(B. Stokes 128, J. Root 124, M.
(M. Vijay 126, C. Pujara 124, R. Ashwin 70; A. Rashid 4-114)
(overnight 114-0; H. Hameed 62,
A. Cook 46) A. Cook c Jadeja b Ashwin 130 H. Hameed c and b Mishra 82 J. Root c Saha b Mishra 4 B. Stokes not out 29 Extras (b11, lb3, nb1) 15 Total (3 wkts dec, 75.3 overs) 260 Fall of wickets: 1-180 (Hameed), 2-192 (Root), 3-260 (Cook) Bowling: Shami 11-1-29-0, Jadeja 15-1-47-0, Ashwin 23.3-4-63-1, Yadav 13-2-47-0, Mishra 13-0-60-2 (nb1)
their huge first innings total to Joe Root, Ali and Ben Stokes-all of whom hit centuries.
England would take a lot of heart from their performance since they came into the series on the back of a first-ever Test defeat to minnows Bangladesh.
Before this game, India had won 12 and
M. Vijay c Hameed b Rashid 31 G. Gambhir c Root b Woakes 0 C. Pujara lbw b Rashid 18 V. Kohli not out 49 A. Rahane b Ali 1 R. Ashwin c Root b Ansari 32 W. Saha c and b Rashid 9 R. Jadeja not out 32 Extras (0) 0 Total (6 wkts; 52.3 overs) 172 Fall of wickets: 1-0 (Gambhir), 2-47 (Pujara), 3-68 (Vijay), 4-71 (Rahane), 5-118 (Ashwin), 6-132 (Saha) Bowling: Broad 3-2-8-0, Woakes 4-1-6-1, Ansari 8-1-41-1, Ali 19-5-47-1, Rashid 14.3-1-64-3, Stokes 2-1-1-0, Root 20-5-0. Result: Draw
drawn one of their last 13 Tests at home since England’s historic 2-1 triumph in 2012.
The two teams now head to Visakhapatnam for the second Test of the marathon five-match series starting on Thursday.
The other Tests will be played in Mohali, Mumbai and Chennai. — AFP