India vs England Highlights, 5th Test Day 1: IND 135/1; Rohit scores fifty, Yashasvi Jaiswal falls for 57; ENG 218 all out

India vs England Highlights Day 1: Follow for scores, updates and highlights from Day 1 of the 5th Test match between India and England being played at the Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association Stadium in Dharamsala

Updated : Mar 07, 2024 16:59 IST

India's captain Rohit Sharma plays a shot.
India's captain Rohit Sharma plays a shot. | Photo Credit: AFP

India's captain Rohit Sharma plays a shot. | Photo Credit: AFP

Welcome to Sportstar’s highlights of Day 1 of the 5th Test between India and England being played at the Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association Stadium in Dharamsala.

  • March 07, 2024 16:52
    IND 135/1 in 30 overs

    Full on the stumps, Gill guides it through the gap at midwicket for a single. 

    Hartley to bowl the last over of the day. Overpitched on off, pummeled down the ground but the fielder running in from mid on will cut it out. A couple taken. Six!! in the slot, Gill slog sweep it for a huge six! Hartley beats Gill’s outside edge off the last ball. 

    Stumps on Day 1.

  • March 07, 2024 16:48
    IND 126/1 in 28 overs

    Hartley goes full on the stumps, Rohit sweep it fine, doesn’t get the required contact, only a single. A quick single to mid on to finish off the over. 

  • March 07, 2024 16:44
    IND 124/1 in 27 overs

    Two runs from the Hartley over. Maximum of four more overs to play today.

    A maiden to follow from Shoaib Bashir. 

  • March 07, 2024 16:42
    IND 122/1 in 25 overs

    Appeal for lbw! England decide against the review. Rohit took a couple of steps down and was rapped on the pads. Was probably going down leg. Turns a full ball on the leg-side t0 bring up his fifty! Six!! Gill brings out the slog sweep and deposits it over the fence. 

  • March 07, 2024 16:36
    IND 115/1 in 24 overs

    Four!! Short on the stumps, Gill pulls it through square leg for a boundary. Four from the over. 

  • March 07, 2024 16:28
    IND 111/1 in 23 overs

    Hartley continues. Nine overs to go for the day. Single off the last ball.

    Four!! Full down leg, Shubman paddles it back past the keeper for a boundary. 

  • March 07, 2024 16:25
    IND 104/1 in 21 overs

    Short from Bashir, Jaiswal cuts to backward point and brings up a couple. Four!! Short again, cut again, this time it finds the boundary, Fifty for Jaiswal!! Four!! Full ball, swept through midwicket for four. WICKET!! Gives it away. Steps down and looks to loft it, misses it completely. Easy stumping for Foakes. 

  • March 07, 2024 16:20
    IND 94/0 in 20 overs

    Four!! Rohit stands his ground and lofts Hartley down the ground, had just enough to beat Anderson at mid on.

  • March 07, 2024 16:16
    IND 90/0 in 19 overs

    Four!! Full from Bashir, Jaiswal steps down and drives it straight past the bowler for four. Full on the stumps, flicked through midwicket for another boundary. 

  • March 07, 2024 16:10
    IND 80/0 in 18 overs

    Bashir continues. Slightly short throughout the over, the batters just turn it either side for a single. 

    A single off Hartley’s over.

  • March 07, 2024 16:05
    IND 74/0 in 16 overs

    Hartley continues after the drinks break. Full outside off, Jaiswal pushes it to the off-side for a single. Two from the over.

  • March 07, 2024 16:00
    IND 72/0 in 15 overs

    Bashir continues. Four!! Sweeps it through midwicket to bring up 1000 runs in Test cricket. Six runs from the over. 

  • March 07, 2024 15:55
    IND 66/0 in 14 overs

    Hartley to Jaiswal, drives it straight down to long on for a single. Six!! Slightly short, Rohit pulls it over midwicket for six!

  • March 07, 2024 15:52
    IND 57/0 in 13 overs

    Bashir to Jaiswal, on the pads, turned to midwicket for a single. Rohit goes for the sweep and misses. Appeals for lbw but not given. 

  • March 07, 2024 15:47
    IND 56/0 in 12 overs

    Hartley again. Jaiswal steps down and drives to long on for a single. Appeal for caught behind. Not given. England go for the review. Rohit went for a slog, got no connection on it it looked like. Clear line on ultraedge. Four!! Short on the pads, Rohit flicks it through midwicket for a boundary. Four! Connects the slog he tried earlier in the over and gets it to cow corner for four. 

  • March 07, 2024 15:46
    IND 47/0 in 11 overs

    Bashir continues. A stifled appeal for bat-pad. Was nowhere near the bat. A stronger appeal this time but the umpire says no. Maiden over.

  • March 07, 2024 15:43
    IND 47/0 in 10 overs

    Hartley continues. Full on off stump, Jaiswal prods forward and defends it to the offside to get a single. 

  • March 07, 2024 15:35
    IND 44/0 in 9 overs

    Bashir into the attack. Six!! Slightly full, Jaiswal lofts it straight back down the ground for a six! Six! Another one straight down the ground. Six!! And another! Three sixes in the over!

  • March 07, 2024 15:33
    IND 26/0 in 8 overs

    Tom Hartley into the attack. Pitches and turns into Jaiswal, raps his pads probably doing too much and missing leg. Drives the full one down leg and gets a single. 

  • March 07, 2024 15:29
    IND 25/0 in 7 overs

    Rohit Sharma is given out caught behind! Down the leg by Anderson and umpire thinks he edged it. Rohit is confident and takes the review. Off the thigh pad! Not out. Just a single in that over. 

  • March 07, 2024 15:22
    IND 24/0 in 6 overs

    FOUR! Full and hit straight for four by Rohit Sharma. Using the pace of Wood, Rohit just had to put bat on ball. 

    Some problem with the ball and umpires are looking to change it. Six runs from the over. 

  • March 07, 2024 15:16
    IND 18/0 in 5 overs

    Jaiswal has been consistently bowled at the top of off. Hasn’t been given any sort of room. England playing with his patience. 

  • March 07, 2024 15:12
    IND 16/0 in 4 overs

    Wood bowls short and Rohit pulls him over fine leg for a SIX! Classic Rohit Sharma shot. That ball was fast, over 151 kmph. Follows it up with a punch off backfoot for four towards backward point. 

  • March 07, 2024 15:08
    IND 6/0 in 3 overs

    Anderson bowling stumps to stumps, looking for the movement, which is very minimal at the moment. Jaiswal is tied down. 

  • March 07, 2024 15:03
    IND 6/0 in 2 overs

    Mark Wood from the other end. Rohit punches off the backfoot towards covers for four! Superb clean shot. Five runs off the over. 

  • March 07, 2024 15:02
    Record: Jaiswal hits most runs in a Test series against England by an Indian

    IND vs ENG, 5th Test: Jaiswal surpasses Virat Kohli in most runs in a Test series by an Indian list

    Yashasvi Jaiswal surpassed Virat Kohli’s feat of scoring 655 runs against England in a Test series during the fifth Test match against the same opposition being played at the Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association Stadium in Dharamsala.

  • March 07, 2024 14:58
    IND 1/0 in 1 overs

    James Anderson to Yashasvi Jaiswal. Jaiswal takes a single and surpasses Kohli’s record of most runs against England in a Test series. 656 runs and counting. Just a single in that over. Not much movement. 

  • March 07, 2024 14:44
    ENG 218/10 in 57.4 overs

    OUT! Foakes is gone and Ashwin takes his third. Tries to sweep but the ball eventually ends up on the stumps. 

    And appeal for LBW against Anderson on the first ball! India takes a review but there’s an inside edge and Anderson survives. 

    But not for too long! Anderson goes for a sweep but straight to midwicket inside the circle. 

    England is bowled out for 218.

  • March 07, 2024 14:39
    ENG 218/8 in 57 overs

    Bumrah from the other end. Foakes slaps him for four towards mid on. Bashir then cuts him for another boundary! Taking on the attack, these two. 

  • March 07, 2024 14:38
    ENG 206/8 in 56 overs

    Foakes begins the session with a four off Ashwin’s over and ends the over with another boundary. 12 off the first over after Tea. 

  • March 07, 2024 14:09
    ENG 194/8 in 55 overs

    Jadeja continues his spell. Just a single off the over. Time for Tea!

  • March 07, 2024 14:07
    ENG 193/8 in 54 overs

    Foakes gets a leading edge to the offside and takes the single. Bashir looks to go big, not enough power, will only get a single. Three from the over. 

  • March 07, 2024 14:03
    ENG 190/8 in 53 overs

    Jadeja continues. Full and wide, Foakes pushes to deep extra cover but doesn’t take the single. Sarafaraz puts down a sharp chance at short leg. Appeal for LBW but the umpire says no.

  • March 07, 2024 14:01
    ENG 189/8 in 52 overs

    Ashwin continues. Foakes steps down and drives it to long on for a single. Appeal from lbw against Bashir, was probably missing leg. Four!! Bashir slogs sweeps the last ball for a boundary to deep mid wicket.

  • March 07, 2024 13:57
    ENG 184/8 in 51 overs

    Jadeja continues. Full on the stumps, Foakes digs it out to deep cover for a single. Bashir manages to keep the last three balls out. Could have edged the last ball. Replays showing he did, Jurel couldn’t reel it in. 

  • March 07, 2024 13:51
    ENG 183/8 in 50 overs

    WICKET!! Hartley was looking to slog at every opportunity and that brings his downfall. Devdutt holds onto a good catch at long on. 

    Tom Hartley c Padikkal b Ashwin 6(9)

    Mark Wood in at 9. WICKET!! Edges his second ball back to the slip fielder.

    Mark Wood c Rohit b Ashwin 0(2)

    Bashir in at 10. 

  • March 07, 2024 13:49
    ENG 183/6 in 49 overs

    Jadeja continues. Maiden over to Foakes, the last ball off which keeps a little low. 

  • March 07, 2024 13:44
    ENG 183/6 in 48 overs

    Ashwin back into the attack. Full and straight to Hartley, defended right back. Hartley goes for an almighty heave but inside edges it to fine leg for a single. Two from the over.

  • March 07, 2024 13:41
    ENG 181/6 in 47 overs

    Jadeja with his sixth. Bowls it quick on the stumps to Foakes. Two runs from the over. 

  • March 07, 2024 13:36
    ENG 179/6 in 46 overs

    Stokes goes back to fend off Kuldeep, turns just enough to beat the outside edge. WICKET!! Stokes is given out LBW! Review taken. Height could be in question. Turns the other way this time. Three reds!! FIFER FOR KULDEEP!

    Stokes lbw b Kuldeep Yadav 0(6)

    Hartley in at 8. Punches one straight down the ground to get off the mark. 

  • March 07, 2024 13:30
    ENG 175/5 in 45 overs

    WICKET!! Root is given out LBW! Rod Tucker took his time but eventually raised his finger. England review but its three reds!

    Root lbw b Jadeja 26(56)

    Foakes in at 7.

  • March 07, 2024 13:24
    ENG 175/4 in 44 overs

    Kuldeep continues. Six!! Bairstow slogs a fuller one over midwicket for a huge six. With that he crosses 6000 runs in Test cricket for England. WICKET!! Kuldeep foxes Bairstow with one that turns away. Umpire raises his finger. Bairstow reviews. Snicko confirms an edge. Wicket number four for Kuldeep. 50 Test wickets for the left-armer.

    Bairstow c Dhruv Jurel b Kuldeep Yadav 29(18)

    Stokes in at 6. 

  • March 07, 2024 13:19
    ENG 167/3 in 43 overs

    Jadeja with his fourth. Four!! Slightly short, cuts it late and through the gap for a boundary. 

  • March 07, 2024 13:15
    ENG 163/3 in 42 overs

    Kuldeep continues. Full on the stumps, keeps a tad low, Root adjusts and flicks it to deep mid. Bairstow tries to turn it leg side but gets a leading edge. Four!!! Overpitched and Bairstow takes full toll lofting it straight down the ground. Short this time, Bairstow rocks back and cuts, Bumrah gives chase and prevents a boundary. Dropped! Bairstow looks to loft one down again, doesn’t get to the pitch of it. Kuldeep drops it a fairly comfortable one. 

  • March 07, 2024 13:12
    ENG 152/3 in 41 overs

    Bairstow gets a boundary on the last ball of the Jadeja over. A mishit towards mid-on, just wide of the fielder there. 

  • March 07, 2024 13:09
    ENG 147/3 in 40 overs

    India not bowling any balls, particularly Kuldeep. England will need to think ways to score runs here. 

  • March 07, 2024 12:56
    ENG 143/3 in 38 overs

    OUT! Crawley is gone. Terrific bowling. That ball spun! Full, Crawley goes for the drive, is beaten and the ball finished on the leg stump. Right through the gate. 

    Zak Crawley b Kuldeep Yadav 79. Jonny Bairstow in at five.

    Bairstow gets a boundary. Clipped away towards fine leg. 

  • March 07, 2024 12:53
    ENG 137/2 in 37 overs

    Ravindra Jadeja for the first time today. And Crawley hits the ball straight back to him but Jadeja can’t grab it. He gets one hand on it. We have seen him taking those before this. 

  • March 07, 2024 12:50
    ENG 136/2 in 36 overs

    England batters have focused on playing the ball on the backfoot. Root sweeps Kuldeep on the backfoot for four. Nice shot that. 

  • March 07, 2024 12:47
    ENG 129/2 in 35 overs

    India has cut down the runs. But both Root and Crawley are looking quite comfortable at the crease. Two maidens on the trot. 

  • March 07, 2024 12:38
    ENG 129/2 in 33 overs

    Loud appeal by Indians against Crawley, again. This time, the down the leg, Crawley is beaten, Jurel is happy but can’t convince neither the umpire nor Rohit Sharma. A boundary in that over, thickish outside edge. 

  • March 07, 2024 12:35
    ENG 124/2 in 32 overs

    Kuldeep keeping the bowling speeds in and around 85 kmphs. Attacking the stumps and outside edge. 

  • March 07, 2024 12:30
    ENG 122/2 in 31 overs

    Now Bumrah takes the ball away from the right hander. Root is beaten fair and square. Terrific stuff. Still quite a bit of movement for Bumrah. 

  • March 07, 2024 12:28
    ENG 119/2 in 30 overs

    Kuldeep pitches too full, a half-volley, and Crawley drives it past covers for four. Great contest this Kuldeep and England batters. 

  • March 07, 2024 12:25
    ENG 113/2 in 29 overs

    A hint of reverse for Bumrah, bringing the ball into the right hander. First ball finished on the pads and pushed through midwicket for four. Then another inswinger and Root clips it fine for another four. 

  • March 07, 2024 12:18
    ENG 105/2 in 28 overs

    Kuldeep bowling splendidly here. Varying his speeds nicely and getting the ball to turn just a little. Three runs from the over. 

  • March 07, 2024 12:11
    ENG 102/2 in 27 overs

    Jasprit Bumrah from the other end. Indians have seen in the replays now that the catch in the last over was out. Now they are all laughing about it. Bumrah attacking stumps now. 

  • March 07, 2024 12:09
    ENG 101/2 in 26 overs

    Kuldeep removed Ollie Pope on the third ball of his over. Joe Root is the new man in and he takes the single on the very first ball to get off the mark. A loud appeal by Indians for a catch at short leg against Crawley but umpire says not out. Discussions and Indians don’t review. That was a terrific catch by Sarfaraz but Indians don’t think, eventually, they should review this. 

  • March 07, 2024 12:03
    Time to bring the pacers back for a spell?
  • March 07, 2024 11:47
    An even session for both the teams!
  • March 07, 2024 11:30
    ENG 100/2 at Lunch

    Kuldeep with his fifth over. A single to cover for Crawley brings up England’s 100. WICKET!! Stumped!! Pope steps down and plays down the wrong line, misses it completely. Jurel does the rest behind the stumps. 

    Ollie Pope st Dhruv Jurel b Kuldeep Yadav 11(24)

  • March 07, 2024 11:24
    ENG 99/1 in 25 overs

    Ashwin with his sixth over. A long conversation between the bowler and captain. Over pitched on the stumps, flicked through midwicket for a single. Six!! Crawley dances down and lofts Ashwin straight down the ground for a huge six!

  • March 07, 2024 11:21
    ENG 90/1 in 24 overs

    Fifty for Crawley!! Drills an over-pitched delivery from Kuldeep straight down the ground to get to the landmark. Six runs from the over. 

  • March 07, 2024 11:19
    ENG 84/1 in 23 overs

    A slight mix-up in the middle as Pope pushed one to cover. The fielder had to cover quite a bit of ground and so the batters survive. Excellent diving stop from Padikkal in deep midwicket to save a run for the team. Four!! Full, Crawley lofts it over the covers for a boundary. 

  • March 07, 2024 11:12
    ENG 75/1 in 22 overs

    Kuldeep continues. On the stumps, Pope flicks it to deep mid wicket for a single. Appeal from Kuldeep for lbw. Looked very close. Joel Wilson says no and India take the review. Wickets missing says ball tracking and India loses its review. Crawley goes for the sweep and misses, stifled appeals. Four!! Not very full but Crawley punches it through the covers for four. 

  • March 07, 2024 11:09
    ENG 70/1 in 21 overs

    Ashwin dangles it full to Pope. Prods forwards and defends it solidly. Steps down the pitch and punches it to long on for a single,

  • March 07, 2024 11:01
    ENG 67/1 in 20 overs

    Ash again. A top edge as Crawley looks to pull a shortish ball, falls safely behind the keeper. Tight over from Ashwin, just a couple of singles. 

    A single off Kuldeep’s over for Pope.

  • March 07, 2024 10:57
    ENG 64/1 in 18 overs

    Kuldeep into the attack. Four!! Slightly wide to Crawley and a misfield from Ashwin at point hands a boundary to the batter. Four!! Short to Duckett this time, rocks back and punches it straight down the ground for four more. WICKET!! Full this time, Duckett looks to slog it out of the park, top edge goes right up and Gill completes a stunning catch going backwards. 

    Duckett c Shubman Gill b Kuldeep Yadav 27(58)

  • March 07, 2024 10:56
    ENG 55/0 in 17 overs

    Ashwin continues. Full on off stump to Duckett. Defended solidly. Slightly shorter second ball, Duckett rocks back and drives to mid on. Short again, cut away to deep point. Crawley steps down and almost tucks one straight to short leg, fine enough to beat the man eventually. 

  • March 07, 2024 10:47
    ENG 53/0 in 16 overs

    Siraj with his eighth. Slightly fuller to Duckett, prods forward and defends. Just a single from the over. 

  • March 07, 2024 10:42
    ENG 51/0 in 15 overs

    Ashwin into the attack. Four!! Duckett paddles the second ball of the over behind to the boundary to bring up fifty for England. 

  • March 07, 2024 10:38
    ENG 47/0 in 14 overs

    Siraj continues. Short of a length outside off, Crawley moves his bat out of the way. Siraj has been slightly short in this spell. Though he’s getting some movement, he’s not inducing the batter into a drive. Siraj goes short on the last ball. Thuds into Crawley’s shoulder as he looked to pull.

  • March 07, 2024 10:30
    ENG 47/0 in 13 overs

    Bumrah with his seventh over. Four!! Streaky boundary for Duckett! Opened up by Bumrah’s movement as he looked to defend, flies in the gap between the cordon. Drinks

  • March 07, 2024 10:26
    ENG 43/0 in 12 overs

    Siraj bowls full and Crawley crunches the drive on the front foot towards cover. That sound of the bat. A loud appeal for LBW by India against Crawley but umpire isn’t interested. Came back in sharply. India reviews. Wickets umpire’s call! Decision stays not out. 

  • March 07, 2024 10:20
    ENG 37/0 in 11 overs

    Looks like Siraj is in some sort of discomfort. He’s holding his knees after he slipped while fielding. Bumrah closes the over with a beautiful away swinger from Duckett, beats him. 

  • March 07, 2024 10:13
    ENG 35/0 in 10 overs

    It feels Indian seamers have been a touch shorter than usual - a bit defensive in terms of length. However, they continue challenge the outside edge. Crawley drives, beautifully, through the covers and gets a boundary. 

  • March 07, 2024 10:08
    ENG 30/0 in 9 overs

    Now Crawley hits the ball on the up and gets a boundary towards cover point. Too much width on that ball. Now Crawley chips, just past Bumrah’s right hand, not in control but ends up taking a double. Another leading edge! Just past mid-off and another double. 

  • March 07, 2024 10:05
    ENG 22/0 in 8 overs

    Duckett cuts Siraj from the middle stump and takes a double. Terrific shot. Duckett looking to free his arms but isn’t able to put bat on the ball. He’s taking the bait. 

  • March 07, 2024 10:00
    ENG 20/0 in 7 overs

    Bumrah continues to bowl on the fifth stump to Crawley, challenging the outside edge. Crawley has been patient enough to let go and not fool around with these deliveries. WOW! That moved away, completely squaring up Crawley and JUST over middle stump. No one knows how he survived that, including Crawley. Follows it up with a thickish outside edge and that goes for four. This has been a brilliant spell by Bumrah. 

  • March 07, 2024 09:55
    ENG 16/0 in 6 overs

    Now Siraj gives too much width and Duckett smacks a cover drive for four! Just a boundary in that over. 

  • March 07, 2024 09:50
    ENG 12/0 in 5 overs

    Another Jaffa! Bumrah to Duckett, beats the outside edge. Bumrah brings the ball into Duckett, a touch fuller, finishing on the pads and the left hander pushes it in the gap and runs three towards midwicket. Crawley is happy to leave the last ball alone. 

  • March 07, 2024 09:46
    ENG 9/0 in 4 overs

    Ducket ALMOST chips to the catching mid on! Siraj brings the ball into the left hander and Duckett isn’t able to control his defence. A single on the fifth ball. Brilliant bowling here by India with good amount of movement on offer. 

  • March 07, 2024 09:41
    ENG 8/0 in 3 overs

    Duckett faces his first ball of the match and it’s a JAFFA! Bumrah comes around the wicket to left hander and moves the ball away, just past the outside edge. A play and a miss. Duckett is once again squared up!! Spectacular bowling. Bumrah continues to challenge the outside edge. 

  • March 07, 2024 09:35
    ENG 7/0 in 2 overs

    Mohammed Siraj from the other end. Two outswingers and Crawley patiently leaves them. And NOW he goes for the drive and gets beaten on the outside edge. On the fourth ball Crawley finally middles it quite well, drives on the up and gets a boundary. Siraj challenges the outside in the first over. 

  • March 07, 2024 09:30
    ENG 3/0 in 1 over

    Jasprit Bumrah is back and he will begin the proceedings. Begins with three balls on length, wide of off stump and Crawley doesn’t feeling putting bat to ball. And here comes the one that comes back in! Beats Crawley and hits on the thigh pad. Three runs on the last ball towards square leg. 

  • March 07, 2024 09:30
    All set!

    Ashwin enters the field with a guard of honour by his teammates. Zak Crawley and Ben Duckett as usual for England. 

  • March 07, 2024 09:28
    Padikkal becomes India’s 314th Test cap

    IND vs ENG, 5th Test: Devdutt Padikkal makes debut for India after Patidar injury

    Devdutt Padikkal became the 314th Indian to don the Test whites after being named in the playing XI of the 5th Test between India and England at Dharamsala on Thursday.

  • March 07, 2024 09:10
    Playing XIs

    India: Yashasvi Jaiswal, Rohit Sharma(c), Shubman Gill, Devdutt Padikkal, Ravindra Jadeja, Sarfaraz Khan, Dhruv Jurel(w), Ravichandran Ashwin, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammed Siraj, Jasprit Bumrah

    England: Zak Crawley, Ben Duckett, Ollie Pope, Joe Root, Ben Stokes(c), Jonny Bairstow, Ben Foakes(w), Tom Hartley, Shoaib Bashir, Mark Wood, James Anderson

  • March 07, 2024 09:08
    Official update from BCCI on Patidar

    Rajat Patidar got hit on his left ankle during Team India’s practice session on 6th March, 2024. He pulled up sore on the morning of the game and was not available for selection for the 5th Test: BCCI

  • March 07, 2024 09:02

    England wins the toss and opts to bat. 

    Rohit Sharma says Rajat Patidar got injured last evening during training so Padikkal will make his debut. 

  • March 07, 2024 09:00
    Debut for Devdutt Padikkal

    Devdutt Padikkal to make his debut today. He becomes 314th player from India to make Test debut. 

  • March 07, 2024 08:58
    Bairstow receives 100th Test cap!

    Jonny Bairstow has just received his 100th Test cap from Joe Root. 

  • March 07, 2024 08:49
    “I honestly don’t know what Bazball means”

    Here’s Rohit Sharma’s comments on Bazball and the series that has been. 

    It has been a series of comebacks for India, says Rohit Sharma

    Despite the absence of Virat Kohli and quite a few injury issues in the team, a bunch of youngsters not only dared to rip apart Bazball, but notched up a convincing series win for India.

  • March 07, 2024 08:40
    Ashwin aims for the stars under the Himalayan skies...

    Ashwin becomes the 14th Indian to get to the coveted milestone, a statistical nugget that was first scaled by Sunil Gavaskar back in the 1980s. 

    Here’s K.C. Vijay Kumar on Ashwin

    R. Ashwin: India’s only active purveyor of slow-art embraces another feather in the cap with 100 Tests

    Ravichandran Ashwin becomes the 14th Indian to get to the coveted milestone, a statistical nugget that was first scaled by Sunil Gavaskar back in the 1980s.

  • March 07, 2024 08:32
    What’s in store for the next five days?

    - Yashasvi Jaiswal 119 runs away from breaking Sunil Gavaskar’s record of scoring 774 runs in a Test series. 

    - James Anderson two wickets away from 700 Test wickets 

    - Jasprit Bumrah four wickets away from taking most wickets by a pacer in a Test series in India in 21st century. 

    - Jaiswal 29 runs shy of scoring 1000 Test runs. He could be the fastest Indian to achieve this feat in nine matches. 

  • March 07, 2024 08:03
    Catch a glimpse of the Indian 100-Test club
  • March 07, 2024 07:46
    Match Preview

    Nestled amidst a serene blanket of snow, the Dhauladhar range looms over the city of Dharamsala, casting a spell of awe and majesty.

    But for the past few days, the quietude of this picturesque town has been replaced by the boisterous banter of cricket fans from England and India, as they eagerly await the return of Test cricket to the state after a hiatus of seven long years. 

    Despite the clash being a dead rubber, with India already pocketing the five-match series 3-1, the stage is set for the 100th Test appearance of two seasoned campaigners - Ravichandran Ashwin and Jonny Bairstow. 

    And, with the towering sentinels looking on, India hopes to continue its winning streak against a side looking for a favourable closure to its long tour.

    - Shayan Acharya

    Click on image to read full preview

    IND vs ENG, 5th Test: India looks to stamp domination against England at picturesque Dharamsala

    With the towering sentinels looking on, India hopes to continue its winning streak against the Three Lions, who would be looking for a favourable closure to their long tour.

  • March 07, 2024 07:27
    Predicted Playing XI

    India: Rohit Sharma (c), Yashasvi Jaiswal, Shubman Gill, Rajat Patidar, Sarfaraz Khan, Dhruv Jurel (wk), Ravindra Jadeja, Ravichandran Ashwin, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammed Siraj, Jasprit Bumrah.

    England: (announced) Zak Crawley, Ben Duckett, Ollie Pope, Joe Root, Jonny Bairstow, Ben Stokes (c), Ben Foakes (wk), Tom Hartley, Shoaib Bashir, James Anderson, Mark Wood.

  • March 07, 2024 07:13
    Perfect setting for the 5th Test!
  • March 07, 2024 07:00
    Milestone Day!

    100th Test for Jonny Bairstow and Ravi Ashwin in Dharamsala today. They become the 17th and 14th player respectively from their countries to reach the milestone!

  • March 07, 2024 06:48

    What time does the fifth Test between India and England begin?

    The fifth Test between India and England in Dharamsala will begin at 9:30 AM IST. 

    Where can we watch the fifth Test between India and England?

    The fifth Test between India and England in Dharamsala will be telecast on the Sports18 network. The match can also be live streamed via the Jio Cinema app and website.

  • March 07, 2024 06:35
    Stay Tuned!

    Hello and Welcome to Sportstar’s live coverage of Day 1 of the 5th IND vs ENG Test in Dharamsala. Stay Tuned for all updates, scores and live commentary!

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