Keaton Jennings, England’s opener, had struck a century on debut.
However, it was not to last for a long time as Ravichandran Ashwin, India’s off-spinner, led a fight back to pick up four late wickets that left the visitors with 288-5 on the first day of the fourth test, played on Thursday precisely, at the Wankhede Stadium.
Trailing 2-0 in the five match series, the touring visitors had been cruising on 230-2 which had been made possible by Jennings who made 112 after being dropped on nought.
However, a large first inning total on track was not in sight for England as the world’s top ranked test bowler, Ashwin picked up four wickets, thus pegging back the tourists.
Honours were even at stumps as Ben Stokes remained unbeaten on 25, while Jos Buttlerstayed on at 18.
Jennings had arrived India on Monday, after he had been called up from the England Lions squad in the United Arab Emirates. Read more »