Akash Deep Rattles England’s Top-Order With Three Wickets On Debut. Watch


Akash Deep took 3 wickets for India on the first day of Ranchi Test.© BCCI

Debutant fast bowler Akash Deep made a stellar debut for the Indian Test side, taking three wickets as Rohit Sharma's side restricted England to 112 for 5 at lunch on the opening day of the fourth Test on Friday. It looked like Akash had got his first wicket in the form of Zak Crawley when he sent the England opener cartwheeling onto the stumps, but the delivery turned out to be a no-ball. Undeterred by this incident, Akash again focused himself and made a memorable debut for the Indian team in white by taking three wickets.

Making his Test debut in place of rested fast bowling attack leader Jasprit Bumrah, 27-year-old Akash Deep (3/24) recovered from the shock of the no-ball to dismiss Ben Duckett (11), Ollie Pope (0). Did. and Jack Crawley (42) and restricted England to 57 for 3.

Crawley was lucky that he could not go to the pavilion when Akash dismissed him on a no-ball for the first time. But, for the second time, for the second time, luck was not on the England star's side.

After England were reduced to 57/3, the spinners came into action, with Ravichandran Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja getting one wicket each. Jonny Bairstow looked good for the first time in this series, scoring 38 runs in 35 balls with the help of four fours and a six, but Ashwin (1/17) trapped him in front.

England captain Ben Stokes, who has no big scores to his name in this series, could only score three runs and was dismissed LBW by Ravindra Jadeja (1/28) as India dominated the morning session. .

Joe Root (16 not out) was at the crease at the break when the officials called for lunch. India is leading 2-1 in the five-Test series.

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