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4th Test: India 24/1 after bowling out England for 205 on opening day

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Ahmedabad: England were bowled out for 205 runs on the opening day of the fourth Test against India at the Narendra Modi Stadium on Thursday.

India were 24/1 at stumps in reply.

Shubman Gill (0) was caught in front by James Anderson (1/5).

Rohit Sharma (8 not out) and Cheteshwar Pujara (15 not out) were at the crease at the close of play.

England won the toss and chose to bat.

Ben Stokes was England’s chief run getter with 55 runs. Dan Lawrence scored 46.

Left arm spinner Axar Patel (4/68) struck early in his spell sending both Dom Sibley (2) and Zak Crawley (9) in the pavilion in the 8th over the innings. Pacer Mohammed Siraj (2/45) then trapped  captain Joe Root (5) in front.

Ravichandran Ashwin (3/47) was also among the wickets. Washington Sundar (1/14) also chipped in.

Earlier, Ben Stokes (24 batting) and Jonny Bairstow (28 batting) the managed to steady the ship with an aggressive approach, taking England to 74/3 after 25 overs.

The visitors are trailing the series 2-1 and are looking to draw level while India are looking to avoid defeat and qualify for the World Test Championship final.

England: Dominic Sibley, Zak Crawley, Jonny Bairstow, Joe Root (captain), Ben Stokes, Ollie Pope, Ben Foakes (wicketkeeper), Daniel Lawrence, Dominic Bess, Jack Leach, James Anderson

India: Rohit Sharma, Shubman Gill, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli (captain), Ajinkya Rahane, Rishabh Pant, Ravichandran Ashwin, Washington Sundar, Axar Patel, Ishant Sharma, Mohammed Siraj

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