By: Tarish Bhatt
A gritty batting performance helped the Indian team in shrinking England’s lead to a mere 49 in the 1st Test. Ravichandran Ashwin played a useful innings, and added crucial runs with the lower-order in Rajkot.
Ashwin continued his good form with the bat and scored his seventh Test fifty. He stitched crucial partnerships with Wriddhiman Saha and Ravindra Jadeja, as India finished their first innings on 488.
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In the first session, the Indian team was rocked when they lost Ajinkya Rahane (13) and captain Virat Kohli (40).
But a 64-run partnership between Wriddhiman Saha and Ashwin steadied India’s innings. The dismissal of Saha (35) broke the momentum for a while, but Ashwin (70) knotted the one end.
Adil Rashid was England’s most successful bowler with four wickets. Moeen Ali and Zafar Ansari picked two each.