India misplaced to England within the first Take a look at match in Hyderabad© AFP
The Indian cricket group slumped to the fifth place within the World Take a look at Championship (WTC) factors desk after dropping to England within the first Take a look at match in Hyderabad on Sunday. India dominated main components of the match however a superb innings from Ollie Pope and a seven-wicket haul from Tom Hartley clinched the victory for the guests. Following the loss, India have simply two wins from their 5 matches within the WTC and a PCT of 43.33. That places them behind the likes of South Africa, New Zealand and Bangladesh. Australia prime the record with a PCT of 55 regardless of dropping the second Take a look at in opposition to West Indies in Gabba.
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Debutant spinner Tom Hartley took seven wickets as England pulled off a dramatic 28-run upset win over India marked by a stellar batting efficiency by Ollie Pope within the opening Take a look at on Sunday.
“Since I’ve taken the captaincy on… it is 100% our best victory,” England skipper Ben Stokes mentioned.
Chasing 231 for victory, India had been bowled out for 202 within the ultimate over of an prolonged third session of play on the fourth day in Hyderabad, as Hartley received Mohammed Siraj stumped along with his left-arm spin to set off celebrations from the England camp.
Pope stood out along with his 196 to deliver England bouncing again from being 190 behind at the beginning of their second innings to guide the five-match sequence 1-0.
Hartley, who received his five-wicket haul after he bowled wicketkeeper-batsman Okay.S. Bharat, stored coming again to return figures of 7-62 and a match tally of 9 wickets.
“It is unbelievable,” Hartley mentioned after the match, including that the win was “not going to sink in” for a while.
“I am over the moon,” he added.
India got here into the high-profile encounter as favourites on dwelling soil, with an unbeaten Take a look at sequence document since 2012 when Alastair Prepare dinner’s England beat them 2-1.
(With AFP inputs)
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