First Test match at Rajkot:
In First Test Match at Rajkot, England showed a phenomenal performance by dominating Indian spinner, which were at their top form during the match with black caps.
Hameed & Rashid were the two players from England who proved them self of playing a good cricket in India. England got their two most reliable players in the form both them.
India them self gave England team to boost their confidence in the first inning by drooping many of chances. England manage to score 537 in their first inning, because of India’s poor fielding.
In return India mange to score 488 in their first inning, in which Vijay & Pujara Score their centuries to save India. In the end Ashwin’s 70 run deficit the lead to 49 before Indian Team got all out.
Moeen Ali was named match of the match for his great century & three wickets during first test match at Rajkot,2016.
What Kholi said in the end of First Test Match?
Kohli: “Good opportunity to find out new things about your game. That is what I spoke to Jadeja as well. It’s a situation, can’t get better than that to find another aspect of your game. Especially in Test cricket, we have been a positive side and played for a result. To play against the momentum, it requires skill. It is very important to convince yourself that you can get through those tough periods. You trust your defence and trust that you can negotiate anything that is thrown at you. We could have been better on day one and day two. We dropped five catches and the opposition can take the game away from you. England are a side that we are not taking for granted. Sometimes these things happen and good to not give away a result at the start of the series. They [spinners] bowled on the first two days, where the wicket was really good to bat on. Not taking anything away from the England bowlers, but with 540 on the board it’s a different ball game. We need to correct the areas before going to Vizag. There are a lot of positives that we can take. Anything happen in Test cricket. We have the batting line up to score 500 and if we had scored, the opposition would have felt the pressure. Credit to England for applying in the second innings as well and as I said we are not taking them for granted.”