The first game between India and New Zealand a closely fought encounter in which the English team had an upper hand. Winning the toss and electing to bat first England managed to put a mammoth total on the board from where there was no looking back. We at The SportsRush analyse five things that we learn from India vs England first test.
Fighting Spirit in the England team
England are off to a fabulous start to their long testing subcontinental tour. The nerves of the players, who expected viciously turning tracks would have settled after splendid performance of the England batters. None of the cricket pundits gave them a chance against the mighty Indians, who have been decimating opposition teams in home conditions.
The loss of the English team to Bangladesh also made people skeptical of such a performance from them. However against all odds England came all guns blazing in the first test giving Indians a run for their money. The batting is deep and looks capable of handling Ashwin and Co., while the bowling looks balanced. There is a good mixture of quality spin and pace which makes the bowling lineup more balanced.
The game seemed to end in a sluggish draw on the third day after the end of the Indian innings. However the intent with which England batted in the second innings brought the game alive. They scored runs briskly, took their chances against the spinners and put pressure on the Indian spinners. After a long time it seemed that there was a contest between ball and bat on fourth day on an Indian track.
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