India vs England 4th Test, Day 1 Live Cricket Score: Ben Stokes Keeps England Afloat After Mohammed Siraj Double-Blow | Cricket News

India vs England 4th Test, Day 1 Live Cricket Score: Ben Stokes Keeps England Afloat After Mohammed Siraj Double-Blow | Cricket News

IND vs ENG Live: Ben Stokes plays a shot during Day 1 of the fourth Test in Ahmedabad.© BCCI

England have lost four crucial wickets against India on Day 1 of the fourth and final Test match, at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad. The visitors initially won the toss and elected to bat. Ben Stokes and Ollie Pope are batting for England and will be trying to build a steady partnership. Axar Patel continued with his fine form, taking the wicket of openers Dom Sibley and Zak Crawley. Meanwhile, Mohammed Siraj dismissed Joe Root and Jonny Bairstow. England started the series with a massive win but last couple of matches have seen their confidence take a huge hit as they suffered massive defeats. While the hosts are high on confidence with back-to-back commanding victories, all is not lost for the Joe Root-led side who still have a chance to draw the series. For England, Dan Lawrence and Dom Bess have replaced Jofra Archer and Stuart Broad in the playing XI. Meanwhile, Siraj has come in for Jasprit Bumrah, who has been released due to personal reasons. (LIVE SCORECARD)

4th Test, Day 1 Live Match Updates Between India (IND) vs England (ENG), Straight From Narendra Modi Stadium, Ahmedabad

  • 12:58 (IST)


    A fuller delivery by Siraj, on middle. Stokes goes forward and uses the full face of his bat to smack it to the left of the bowler and right of mid-on. FOUR!

  • 12:56 (IST)

    No run

    Axar tosses it full, into the legs. Stokes sends it to short leg. The TV umpire says its not out, as it bounced before going to the hands of the fielder.

  • 12:50 (IST)

    No run

    A length ball by Siraj, outside off. Pope drives it to extra-cover.

  • 12:45 (IST)

    One run

    Siraj sends a shorter delivery, in middle. Pope guides it for a single to mid-on.

  • 12:42 (IST)


    Not a good delivery by Ashwin. Stokes goes down the track, and uses his wrists to smack it to the left of mid-on for a elegant four! WONDERFUL SHOT!

  • 12:39 (IST)

    One run

    A good delivery by Siraj. Stokes hits it to the on-side area for a single.

  • 12:36 (IST)

    Two runs

    A full delivery by Siraj, outside off. Pope drives it through the covers for two runs.

  • 12:34 (IST)

    No run, ENG: 78/4

    Ashwin tosses a good delivery, and Stokes goes on the front foot. He guides it into the off-side region.

    After 30 overs, England are 78 for four!

  • 12:27 (IST)

    OUT! Jonny Bairstow lbw b Mohammed Siraj 28 (67)

    Bairstow is not happy at all! BIG ONE FOR SIRAJ!

    Siraj sends a good length deliery, and it swerves back in suddently. It hits the back leg. He reviews it, and it goes to India’s favour. No bat involved and was hitting the middle stump.

    In walks, Ollie Pope.

  • 12:20 (IST)

    One run, ENG: 78/3

    A fuller delivery by Siraj, in to the pads. Stokes guides it to deep square leg for a single.

    After 27 overs, England are 78 for three.

  • 12:19 (IST)

    Two runs

    A shorter delivery, outside off. Stokes guides it away to point. Pujara chases it, and its two runs.

  • 12:16 (IST)

    No run

    Siraj sends a good length delivery on middle. Stokes hits it to mid-off.

  • 12:14 (IST)

    One run

    Ashwin tosses a fuller delivery. Stokes drives it into the covers for one run.

  • 12:11 (IST)

    The action resumes!

    Jonny Bairstow and Ben Stokes to resume batting for England. R Ashwin will resume proceedings for India.

  • 11:33 (IST)

    No run, ENG: 74/3 | Lunch

    Axar tosses it on leg stump. Bairstow hits it to leg. No run.

    After 25 overs, England are 74 for three. Its Lunch time now!

  • 11:29 (IST)

    No run, ENG: 72/3

    WHAT A BALL! Ashwin tosses it up, outside off stump. Stokes misses it completely.

    England are 72 for three.

  • 11:26 (IST)

    No run

    Axar tosses a flatter delivery. Bairstow defends it to square leg, and goes for a single. Stokes was unsure and Bairstow rushes back midway. He is in before the bails are off.

  • 11:19 (IST)


    Ishant sends a short and wide delivery. Bairstow slams it through point for a four!

  • 11:18 (IST)


    Not a good delivery by Ashwin, and Stokes advances with much aplomb. He guides it over mid-off for a six!

  • 11:10 (IST)

    No run, ENG: 61/3

    Back of a length by Ishant, round the wicket. Stokes leaves it for Pant.

    After 19 overs, England are 61 for three.

  • 11:08 (IST)


    Ishant sends it a little too wide, and Bairstow cuts it over third man with ease for a four!

  • 11:04 (IST)

    FOUR! ENG: 55/3

    Axar tosses it short, and wide. Bairstow smacks it behind point for a four!

    After 18 overs, England are 55 for three.

  • 11:04 (IST)

    One run, England reach their 50

    Stokes guides this delivery by Siraj wide of mid-on for a run. England reach their 50.

  • 10:54 (IST)


    Axar tosses a short delivery, on off. Bairstow goes on the back foot and times his shot well through point. FOUR!

  • 10:53 (IST)

    No run, good fielding

    Axar tosses a slower delivery. Bairstow hits it towards the short backward square region, where a diving fielder stops it.

  • 10:51 (IST)



    Stokes edges this delivery by Siraj, past the slip region for a four!

  • 10:51 (IST)


    Back of a length by Siraj, and Stokes pulls it through the leg side for a four!

  • 10:49 (IST)


    A good delivery by Siraj, and Stokes edges it away from the slip area for a four!

  • 10:42 (IST)

    Two runs

    Siraj sends a delivery on the leg-stump line. Stokes goes for a forward push. Two runs.

  • 10:39 (IST)

    OUTT!! Joe Root lbw b Mohammed Siraj 5 (9)


    An inswinger by the pacer, and Root gets hit on his back-foot. BIG ONE FOR INDIA!

    In walks, Ben Stokes.

  • 10:32 (IST)


    Axar tosses up a slower delivery, outside off. Bairstow cuts it right of Rahane at slip for a four!

  • 10:31 (IST)


    Not a good delivery by Siraj, and Root hooks it fine past Pant for a four!

  • 10:24 (IST)

    One run

    A full delivery by Axar on the stumps. Bairstow hits it towards right of mid-on for a single.

  • 10:18 (IST)


    A good length delivery by Ishant, outside off. Bairstow pushes it between point and gully for a four!

  • 10:15 (IST)

    OUT! Zak Crawley c Mohammed Siraj b Axar Patel 9 (30)


    He tosses it on the off stump line, and Crawley goes down the track. He mis hits it straight into mid-off, where Siraj catches it.

    In comes, Joe Root.

  • 10:10 (IST)


    Axar tosses a full delivery. Crawley goes doen the track, to guide it straight of mid-off for a four!

  • 10:06 (IST)

    One run

    A short delivery by Ishant, and Crawley defends it to the leg side for a single.

  • 09:59 (IST)

    OUTT! Dom Sibley b Axar Patel 2 (8)


    He sends another straight delivery towards the stumps. Sibley went for the turn, and is beaten on the inside edge. It hits the stumps.

    In comes, Jonny Bairstow.

  • 09:55 (IST)

    Good leave!

    Ishant sends a wider delivery, swinging in from outside off. Crawley leaves it, as it goes over off and middle stumps.

  • 09:49 (IST)

    One run

    A length delivery by Ishant, and its an inswinger. Crawley hits it to square leg for a single.

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