Epic Showdown in Dharamsala: India vs England 5th Test Day 1 Drama Unfolds!

Check out the latest developments from India’s fifth Test match against England, including live scores and key moments.

England’s opening batters made it through the difficult first hour without losing a wicket to Indian bowlers Jasprit Bumrah and Mohammed Siraj. England won the toss and decided to bat first at Dharamshala. Devdutt Padikkal made his Test debut in lieu of the injured Rajat Patidar, getting his debut cap from Ravichandran Ashwin, who was honored with his 100th Test cap during a special ceremony hosted by head coach Rahul Dravid.

India vs England

This last Test match comes after an unusually long interval from the previous game, heightening cricket fans’ anticipation. Several cricketing events occurred during this time period, including the BCCI terminating the contracts of Shreyas Iyer and Ishan Kishan, outstanding domestic performances, and big international retirements.

Returning to the action, the HPCA Stadium in Dharamshala serves as the backdrop for this critical match, where both sides will face challenges due to the frigid weather. Despite having already won the series, India is looking for a 4-1 win to solidify their place in the World Test Championship points table.

England has made changes to its starting eleven, with Mark Wood replacing Ollie Robinson. India’s final eleven has not been released, thus the intrigue remains. Although the Dharamshala pitch appears to be ideal for batting, the frigid conditions and powerful bowling lineups on both sides will put the batsmen to the test.

Unfortunately, KL Rahul’s absence due to injury remains puzzling, especially given his previous fitness level. However, in his absence, India’s youthful talents have performed admirably.

The return of Jasprit Bumrah to the bowling attack has sparked interest in the game, and all eyes are on him to make an immediate impact. The outstanding presence of Ravichandran Ashwin and Jonny Bairstow has added to the excitement of the

Some of the highlights of the first day of India’s fifth Test match against England are as follows:

  • Devdutt Padikkal made his Test debut.
  • Ravichandran Ashwin received his 100th Test cap during a special ceremony.
  • Jonny Bairstow won his 100th Test cap.
  • England won the toss and chose to bat first.
  • India is up 3-1 in the series.
  • Ashwin became the 14th Indian to play 100 Tests.
  • Bairstow is about to become the 17th England player to win 100 Test caps.
  • James Anderson is two wickets away from reaching 700 Test wickets.

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