SCORE­BOARD

Kuwait Times - - SPORTS -

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

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