India vs England Live Score, 1st Test Day 4: Here you can follow live score and updates of IND vs ENG match from Hyderabad.
IND vs ENG Live Score 1st Test: Hello and welcome to our live Day 4 coverage of the first Test match between India and England from Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Hyderabad. The Indian bowlers will look to wrap England’s innings as early as possible on Day 4 to restrict their lead under 175 but the onus will be on Ollie Pope to make things difficult for the hosts. England will resume their innings from 316/6 with Pop (148*) and Rehan Ahmed (16*) in the middle as they have already taken a 126-run lead.
The spinners are expected to get some serious assistance from the Hyderabad surface from Day 4 as Ravichandran Ashwin and his two spin partners will look to exploit the conditions in the first session.
India were bowled out for 436 in their first innings after building a lead of 190 runs. England kept losing wickets at regular intervals in the first two sessions but Pope put up a fight with a brilliant century to give the English bowlers something to fight for in the fourth innings.
“Honestly it’s an absolute masterclass on how to bat in these conditions as an overseas player,” Root told reporters.
“Someone that’s not exposed to these surfaces day in day out and to come back off a serious injury like he had in summer and have that amount of time out of the game and then put together that… I’m speechless.”
Root, who has scored over 11,000 runs at an average of over 50 in 136 Tests, added: “It’s one of the best knocks that I’ve ever seen. I’ve seen a lot of cricket.
“To witness that today was really special. I’m so, so pleased for him.”
India bowling coach Paras Mhambrey based his confidence on the fact that the turn on the pitch is easy to negate as it is not of the sharp kind.
“It still has something for the bowlers,” India’s bowling coach Paras Mhambrey said on the pitch.
“There’s still turn but it’s not the usual turn on Indian sub-continent where as the game progresses there’s sharp turn. But first things first, we want to get them out as quickly as possible.”