Ben Stokes Made a New Record During India’s 1st Innings Batting, know What It is?

India did really well on the first day of the Test match against England in Hyderabad. They bowled out the English team for 246 runs in their first chance to bat. Ben Stokes scored the highest with 70 runs. It was a tough start for debutant spinner Tom Hartley as India focused on him. At the end of the day, India had scored 119-1, with Yashasvi Jaiswal not out at 76.

At the end of the first day of the Test match, something unusual happened with Ben Stokes This action might become a regret for him in the upcoming days. To find out what strange thing Ben Stokes did, read till the end of the article.

Ben Stokes New Record During India 1st Inning

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England had a tough day in the field during the first Test against India. On Thursday, they used up all three of their review opportunities in the last session of the day. Ben Stokes and his team made some bad decisions, exhausting all their reviews within the first 14 overs of India’s batting.

This set a record, as no other team had used up all their reviews so quickly in an innings, breaking the previous record set by Jason Holder in 2020 against England, who used up all reviews in 16.1 overs.

Ben Stokes And England All 3 DRS

After scoring only 246 runs in their first innings on the initial day of the first Test, England was eager to take wickets when India began batting. In the third over of India’s innings, Ben Stokes took their first review. Yashasvi Jaiswal, who later scored a quick fifty, played a shot against Tom Hartley.

Ben Foakes caught the ball and appealed, but the umpire rejected it. Joe Root persuaded Stokes to challenge the decision. However, the replay revealed that Jaiswal’s bat and gloves were nowhere near the ball.

Ben Stokes used their second review incorrectly when they thought Rohit Sharma had touched the ball, but he hadn’t. The third review, however, had some justification.

Shubman Gill seemed out as the ball hit him in front of the stumps off Tom Hartley. Even though the ball tracker revealed it didn’t hit Gill’s bat, it showed the ball bouncing above the wicket. This led to England wasting their third review too.

India And England First Day Scorecard

After losing the toss and batting first at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium in Hyderabad, England scored a total of 246 runs and lost all their wickets in 64.3 overs, following the Tea Break.

Ben Stokes, the captain, contributed the most runs with 70 before getting out to Jasprit Bumrah in the 64.3rd over. Other notable contributions came from Jonny Bairstow (37), Ben Duckett (35), and Joe Root (29), but they couldn’t stay on the crease for long.

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On the Indian side, both Ravichandran Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja took three wickets each, while Axar Patel and Jasprit Bumrah claimed two wickets each during England’s innings.

India, in Chase of England’s score of 246 in the first innings, reached 119/1 in 23 overs on Day 1 at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium in Hyderabad on January 25. Captain Rohit Sharma and Yashasvi Jaiswal started well, but Rohit (24) got out to Jack Leach in the 13th over, caught by Ben Stokes.

This marked the fifth time Leach dismissed Rohit. Despite Rohit’s dismissal, Jaiswal (76*) continued his aggressive play and built a partnership with Shubman Gill (14*), guiding India to a total of 119/1 in 23 overs.


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