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'Aisa chouthi baar hua hai 11 saalo mein' - Memes galore as England beat India in first Test in Hyderabad by 28 runs

This is the fourth Test loss for the Indian team on their home soil since 2013. With this win, England have taken a 1-0 lead in the series of five Test matches.

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In one of the astonishing comebacks in the Test matches, England scripted an emphatic victory over the host India by 28 runs in the first Test match on January 28 at Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium in Hyderabad. After being down and out in the first two days, the England team made a remarkable comeback in the second innings courtesy of a scripted batting masterclass from Ollie Pope. This is the fourth Test loss for the Indian team on their home soil since 2013. With this win, England have taken a 1-0 lead in the series of five Test matches.

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In a Test match which extended into the fourth day with an exhilarating conclusion favoring the visiting team. Earlier, in the game, England’s captain Ben Stokes after opting to bat first after winning the toss saw his side bundled out for 246 runs in the opening innings on day one. Stokes himself emerged as the top scorer for the team in the first innings, notching up 70 runs.

In reply to England's total, India amassed 436 runs in their first innings, securing a lead of 190 runs. Yashasvi Jaiswal (80), KL Rahul (86), and Ravindra Jadeja (87) were the major contributors fir the Indian team as they were able to post 436 runs in their first innings. The England bowlers looked clueless about the pitch as well as Ben Stokes made some brain fade captaincy which resulted in the lead being given to them of close to 200 runs.

Ollie Pope and Tom Hartley were the heroes in a historic win

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In the second innings, England, propelled by Ollie Pope's remarkable 196-run innings, set a formidable total of 420 runs, establishing a target of 231 runs for India in the fourth innings. India began their chase with a promising start from opening batsmen Yashasvi Jaiswal and captain Rohit Sharma. However, Jaiswal fell victim to England debutant Tom Hartley soon after. Subsequently, India lost wickets at regular intervals, reaching 119 runs for the loss of 7 wickets, still trailing by 112 runs.

Despite this, a resilient 58-run partnership for the seventh wicket between Ravichandran Ashwin and wicketkeeper-batsman KS Bharat revived India's hopes momentarily. Unfortunately, Ashwin and Bharat couldn't steer India to victory, and the team was eventually bowled out for 202 runs. Despite a valiant effort from the lower-order batsmen Jasprit Bumrah and Mohammad Siraj, England's debutant Tom Hartley claimed a remarkable 7-wicket haul, contributing to England's impressive victory.

Let us look at top memes from the Test match;

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