The Indian team itself got caught in the trap of the spin wickets. The Indian team got caught in the trap of the spin wicket laid for England, in the first match of the 5-match test series, the English team defeated India by 28 runs.
In the test match played in Hyderabad Deccan, English spinner Tom Hartley made the target of 231 runs a dream for the Indian team.
On the fourth day in Hyderabad, England advanced the second innings by 316 runs with 6 out, Ollie Pope batted brilliantly. Rehan Ahmed scored 28 runs and Tom Hartley scored 34 runs to support Olipop.
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Mark Wood could not score any runs, and Ollie Pope could not complete the double century due to a deficit of 4 runs and was dismissed for 196 runs.
With a lead of 190 runs in the first innings, India got a target of 231 runs in pursuit of which captain Rohit Sharma and Jaiswal laid the foundation of 42 runs.
Then the magic of Tom Hurley’s Spain came, one by one the Indian batsmen were sent to the pavilion. Jurort and injured Jack Leach coached one player each. Bumrah and Siraj added 25 runs for the last wicket but Hartley dismissed Siraj and gave England victory by 28 runs.
For the first time, India suffered a Test defeat at home after taking a lead of 190 runs in the first innings. Hartley, who played the first test, took 7 catches in the innings and 9 catches in the match. Ollie Pop was named man of the match.
After the victory against India, England got a one-nil lead in the five-Test series.