England, led by Ben Stokes, pulled off an extraordinary victory in Hyderabad as Ollie Pope’s remarkable innings and Tom Hartley’s seven-wicket haul secured one of the greatest Test wins.

On the third afternoon of the India vs. England test in Hyderabad, England appeared on the verge of defeat at 163-5 in their second innings, trailing by 27. However, Ollie Pope and Tom Hartley orchestrated a remarkable comeback. Chasing 231, India was bowled out for 202, with spin bowler Hartley claiming 7-62, including the final wicket of Mohammed Siraj, stumped by wicketkeeper Ben Foakes in the closing moments of day four.

On the fourth morning, Ollie Pope played a pivotal role, guiding England from a precarious situation to a total of 420 all out. He partnered with Tom Hartley (34) for an additional 80 runs for the eighth wicket, as England resumed on 316-6 with a lead of 126.

Hartley then played a starring role with the ball, dismissing four of India’s top five, triggering a collapse to 119-7. Despite a 58-run stand between KS Bharat (28) and Ravichandran Ashwin (28), Hartley returned to break the partnership.

While Siraj and Jasprit Bumrah added 25 for the last wicket, Hartley had the final say, securing England’s stunning turnaround.

Last Updated on January 28, 2024

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