First Test: Jaiswal, spinners shine as India reach 119/1 on day 1

India bowled England out for 246

jaiswal-fifty-pti Yashasvi Jaiswal celebrates his half century with captain Rohit Sharma on the first day of the first Test match between India and England, in Hyderabad | PTI

India were comfortably placed at 119 for one at stumps after bowling out England for 246 on the opening day of the first Test in Hyderabad on Thursday.

Young opener Yashasvi Jaiswal was batting on a 70-ball 76 while Shubman Gill was unbeaten on 14 at the end of the day's play, as India trailed by 127 runs after losing skipper Rohit Sharma (24).

England captain Ben Stokes won the toss and opted to bat first.

The visitors were off to a decent start with openers Zak Crawley (20) and Ben Duckett (35) adding 55 runs at a fairly good pace before Ravichandran Ashwin gave India their first breakthrough by having Duckett trapped in front of the wicket.

Stokes top-scored with 70 off 88 balls and was the last English wicket to fall, bowled by Jasprit Bumrah (28).

Jonny Bairstow contributed 37 off 58 balls before he was done in by a beautiful delivery from Axar Patel (2/33).

Left-arm spinner Ravindra Jadeja and Ashwin bagged three wickets apiece while there were two each for Axar and Bumrah. 

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