Ollie Pope, who came to the crease after Crowley returned to the pavilion, looked in great form from the beginning. Pope set his eyes on the crease and stitched a half-century partnership with Duckett for the second wicket. At one time the England team was in trouble after losing five wickets at the score of 163. In such a situation, Ollie Pope became the team’s troubleshooter and he got good support from Ben Fox.
Ollie Pope stole the show with a century on the same venue in Hyderabad where Indian bowlers are wreaking havoc with their deadly bowling. Pope batted patiently and beautifully in challenging conditions, scoring his sixth Test century. England’s struggle against India in the first Test continues, due to Pope’s century.
Ollie Pope’s memorable century
Ollie Pope, who took up the crease after Jack Crowley retreated to the pavilion, seemed in excellent form from the start. Pope set his sights on the crease, forming a half-century partnership with Ben Duckett for the second wicket.
After Duckett returned, Joe Root, Bairstow, and captain Ben Stokes all returned at a low cost. However, this had little effect on Pope’s batting, as he stayed standing at one end. Pope finished the fifth century of his Test career in 154 balls.
Played an important partnership with Ben Fox
At one point, England was in difficulty after losing five wickets for a total of 163. In such a case, Ollie Pope took on the role of troubleshooter for the team, with Ben Fox providing valuable assistance. They formed a vital partnership of 88 runs for the sixth wicket. After scoring 34 runs, Fox fell victim to Axar Patel. Ollie Pope is still at the crease as of the writing of this report.
Root-Bairstow and Stokes flopped
Joe Root could not show anything special with the bat even in the second innings. Jasprit Bumrah showed Root the way to the pavilion on the score of just 2 runs. After scoring 10 runs, Jonny Bairstow was clean bowled by Ravindra Jadeja’s excellent ball. Ben Stokes was dismissed by Ashwin on the score of 6 runs. Ben Duckett contributed 47 runs, while Jack Crowley became Ashwin’s victim after scoring 31 runs.