India dismiss England for 205 in final Test

By: AFP      Published: 05:44 PM, 4 Mar, 2021
India dismiss England for 205 in final Test
India's Rohit Sharma (L) and teammate Cheteshwar Pujara walk back to the pavilion after the end of first day of the fourth Test cricket match between India and England at the Narendra Modi Stadium.

India bowled out England for 205 as spinners Axar Patel and Ravichandran Ashwin shared seven wickets between them on day one of the fourth and final Test on Thursday.

Ben Stokes top-scored with 55 and returning batsman Dan Lawrence made 46 after England elected to bat at the world's biggest cricket stadium in Ahmedabad. They were dismissed in the day's final session.

Virat Kohli's India, 2-1 up after last week's two-day win at the same venue, need to only avoid defeat to secure their place in the World Test Championship final against New Zealand.

India v England 4th Test scoreboard

Scoreboard at stumps on day one of the fourth and final Test between India and England in Ahmedabad on Thursday:

Scoreboard at stumps on day one of the fourth and final Test between India and England in Ahmedabad on Thursday:

England 1st innings

Z. Crawley c Siraj b Patel            9

D. Sibley b Patel                     2

J. Bairstow lbw b Siraj              28

J. Root lbw b Siraj                   5

B. Stokes lbw b Sundar               55

O. Pope c Gill b Ashwin              29

D. Lawrence st Pant b Patel          46

B. Foakes c Rahane b Ashwin           1

D. Bess lbw b Patel                   3

J. Leach lbw b Ashwin                 7

J. Anderson not out                  10

Extras (b3, lb5, nb1, w1)            10

Total (75.5 overs, all out)         205

Fall of wickets: 1-10 (Sibley), 2-15 (Crawley), 3-30 (Root), 4-78 (Bairstow), 5-121 (Stokes), 6-166 (Pope), 7-170 (Foakes), 8-188 (Lawrence), 9-189 (Bess), 10-205 (Leach)

Bowling: Sharma 9-2-23-0, Siraj 14-2-45-2 (nb1, w1), Patel 26-7-68-4, Ashwin 19.5-4-47-3, Sundar 7-1-14-1

India 1st innings

S. Gill lbw b Anderson               0

R. Sharma not out                    8

C. Pujara not out                   15

Extras (nb1)                         1

Total (12 overs, 1 wicket)          24

Fall of wicket: 1-0 (Gill)

To bat: V. Kohli, A. Rahane, R. Pant, W. Sundar, A. Patel, R. Ashwin, I. Sharma, M. Siraj

Bowling: Anderson 5-5-0-1, Stokes 2-1-4-0, Leach 4-0-16-0, Bess 1-0-4-0 (nb1)

Toss: England