IND Vs ENG, 5th Test Day 1: India On Top Despite Yashasvi Jaiswal Wicket After England Were Bowled Out For 218 In Dharamsala - As It Happened

India ended the first day of the 5th and final Test match right on top as they finished with 131 for the loss of one wicket in the form of Yashasvi Jaiswal (57). The hosts still trail England by 83 runs with Shubman Gill (26) and Rohit Sharma (52) still at the crease. Earlier, Kuldeep Yadav's five wickets and four wickets for Ravichandran Ashwin stifled the English team as they were bowled out for 218 at the HPCA Stadium in Dharamsala. Get highlights and updates from day 1 of the fifth and final Test match between India and England right here

Rohit Sharma, left, with teammate Yashasvi Jaiswal on the first day of the fifth and final Test between England and India in Dharamshala. AP


At end of day 1 play, India finish with 131/1 with the wicket of Yashasvi Jaiswal. Earlier, Kuldeep Yadav and Ravi Ashwin shared 9 wickets as they bundled out England for 218 at the HPCA Stadium in Dharamsala.


And that's a wrap! Catch our live updates for the second day of the 5th Test match at Dharamsala tomorrow.

Rohit Sharma Brings Up Yet Another Fifty

This might have gone under the radar but Rohit Sharma has notched up yet another fifty. He has already registered over 1000 runs as Test captain.

ENG - 218 (57.4 overs)

IND - 126-1 (28 overs)

Yashasvi Jaiswal Crosses 700 Runs In A Series

Indian opener Yashasvi Jaiswal has crossed 700 runs in a series to join an elusive list of batters including the likes of Brian Lara and Steve Smith among others.

India Thumping England's Spinners In Dharamsala

After bearing the brunt of Kuldeep Yadav and R Ashwin, England's day is getting more worse with Yashasvi Jaiswal and Rohit Sharma thumping their spinners to all corners of the HPCA stadium in Dharamsala.

ENG - 218 (57.4 overs)

IND - 72-0 (15 overs)

Most Runs In A Test Series For India vs England

681* - Yashasvi Jaiswal (Home, 2024)
655 - Virat Kohli (Home, 2016)
602 - Rahul Dravid (Away, 2002)
593 - Virat Kohli (Away, 2018)
586 - Vijay Manjrekar (Home, 1961/62)
542 - Sunil Gavaskar (Away, 1979)

Rohit Sharma's Pull Shot Earns SKY's Appreciation

That pull shot off Mark Wood for a six has earned Rohit Sharma some plaudits and at the moment, from his Mumbai Indians teammate Suryakumar Yadav. He tweeted on X, "Rohit Sharma and Pull shot." with an heart emoji.

Indian Innings Resumes As They Look To Chase Down 218

Indian openers Yashasvi Jaiswal and Rohit Sharma have started brightly against the English pace attack of James Anderson and Mark Wood.

ENG - 218 (57.4 overs)

IND - 18-0 (5 overs)

A Touching Moment As Indian Players Walked Off Field

As Indian players walked off field, we got to see a touching moment as Kuldeep and Siraj went upto Ravichandran Ashwin to lead the side off however, Ash told Kuldeep as he scalped five wickets. The chinaman reluctantly agrees to Ashwin and raises the ball. What a spell from him.

England All Out For 218

Four wickets for Ravichandran Ashwin in his 100th Test and Kuldeep Yadav's five-for have bamboozled England to bowl them out for 218 on the first day of the fifth and final Test match in Dharamsala.


Tea has been taken and it's been all India. The home team led by Kuldeep Yadav's five-for wrecked England's batting as they ended the session at 194/8 and with no reviews left.

Ben Stokes' England Crumbling In Dharamsala

From a position of strength to a faltering innings, Ben Stokes-led England have crumbled to Indian spin attack in Dharamsala. Stokes called it a 'belter' of a wicket before the match but it seems the visitors just could not read Kuldeep Yadav's line and length.

ENG - 190-8 (53 overs)

England In Disarray As Kuldeep Yadav Strikes Gold In Dharamsala

From 64-0 and 137-2, England went to 175-6 in no time as Kuldeep Yadav took a five-for on the first day of the 5th Test as India took control of the Test match. And more so, the visitors are without any reviews in the innings as they exhausted all three of them.

Kuldeep Yadav Breathing Fire Against England In Dharamsala

Chinaman Kuldeep Yadav is on a roll in Dharamsala. England are four down as the spinner racked up the wickets of in-form Zak Crawley and Jonny Bairstow.

ENG - 175-4 (44 overs)

Zak Crawley-Joe Root Steady For England

After losing Ollie Pope (11) at the stroke of lunch, England duo of Zak Crawley and Joe Root have steadied proceedings as Indian bowlers hunt for wickets post-lunch.

ENG - 129-2 (35 overs)

Action Resumes Post-Lunch

Action has resumed post-lunch and Zak Crawley has survived. Sarfaraz Khan appealed for a catch but the skipper Rohit Sharma and Dhruv Jurel felt it wasn't close. Upon review, it showed a spike as the ball went past the bat and went straight into Sarfaraz's hands.

Former England Spinner Phil Tufnell On BBC On Kuldeep Yadav's Wicket Of Ollie Pope

What a beautiful piece of bowling from Kuldeep. Ollie Pope literally ran past it. He didn't pick it. There was just a little bit of turn and well bowled.

Lunch Update

India have scalped yet another wicket in the form of Ollie Pope (11) at the stroke of lunch. The England vice-captain was stumped by Dhruv Jurel and was done by the googly from Kuldeep Yadav. India rejoice as the visitors lose two in the first-half of the fifth Test match.

ENG at Lunch - 100/2 (25.3 overs)

India Strike Despite England Dominating First 20 Overs

England openers Ben Duckett and Zak Crawley were again looking in ominous form as the duo put on yet another fifty-run stand but Kuldeep Yadav struck as he sent back Duckett (36) to give some respite for the hosts.

ENG - 67/1 (20 overs)

Kuldeep Yadav Strikes

Just as the English openers were running away with the first session, India have struck in the form of Kuldeep Yadav. Ben Duckett was unable to read the googly as he scooped the ball right in the air with Shubman Gill running back to take a great catch. India are away.

English Opening Standings In The Last Six Tests

62 & 79 (The Oval, Ashes 2023)
55 & 45 (Hyderabad)
59 & 50 (Visakhapatnam)
89 & 15 (Rajkot)
47 & 19 (Ranchi)
53* (Dharamsala)

English Openers Start Cautiously Against Indian Attack

Ben Duckett and Zak Crawley have not started at their usual 'Bazball' best in this Test match as the ball has swung both ways. Despite a few close shaves and beaten edges, Indian pacers have been unable to breakthrough.

ENG - 43-0 (12 overs)

Dinesh Karthik To End IPL Career After 2024 Season

Indian wicketkeeper-batter and RCB player Dinesh Karthik is all set to hang up his IPL boots post the 2024 season. As per a report in ESPNCricinfo, 'DK' will also make a final decision soon on his international future.

Six Overs Down, India Hunt For Wickets

Despite overcast conditions, Indian bowling attack are yet to trouble the English openers - Ben Duckett and Zak Crawley. The duo have been beaten by few deliveries but have hit the bad balls away.

ENG - 16-0 (6 overs)

Action Begins

Pitch report done, toss done and as the cricket action resumes on the field.

IND Vs ENG, 5th Test Day 1: Update From The BCCI

Rajat Patidar got hit on his left ankle during Team India's practice session on 6th March, 2024 and pulled up sore on the morning of the game and was not available for selection for the 5th Test.

Playing XIs

India (Playing XI): Yashasvi Jaiswal, Rohit Sharma(c), Shubman Gill, Devdutt Padikkal, Ravindra Jadeja, Sarfaraz Khan, Dhruv Jurel(w), Ravichandran Ashwin, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammed Siraj, Srikar Bharat.

England (Playing XI): Zak Crawley, Ben Duckett, Ollie Pope, Joe Root, Ben Stokes(c), Jonny Bairstow, Ben Foakes(w), Tom Hartley, Shoaib Bashir, Mark Wood, James Anderson.

Rohit Sharma Speaking At The Toss

"We would have batted first as well. We have done really well so far this series and an opportunity to finish on a high. There should be good bounce on this pitch than the games before in this series. Good pitch to bat on and I don't think it will deteriorate that much. Ash has been a real stalwart of Indian cricket. Such a proud moment for him, his nation and the family. We will be rooting for him to do the magic. Bumrah is back, Akash Deep misses out. Devdutt Padikkal makes his debut as Patidar got injured last evening."

Ben Stokes At The Toss

We are going to have a bat. You probably have a bat looking at this pitch. It's another opportunity to represent our country. Amazing! Jonny is one of our best ever all format players. 100 Test caps shows his commitment. Nice moment a few minutes ago when he got the cap. One change for us. Mark Wood comes in.

Pitch Report

"Pitch looks like an absolute belter. The outfield is excellent and it is a smallish ground as well. Should be a good contest between bat and ball," reckon Nick Knight and Sanjay Manjrekar.

Update From The Field

Visuals show that Devdutt Padikkal has received his Test cap so he is line to make his Test debut.

England's Confirmed Playing XI

Zak Crawley, Ben Duckett, Ollie Pope, Joe Root, Jonny Bairstow, Ben Stokes (c), Ben Foakes (wk), Tom Hartley, Shoaib Bashir, James Anderson, Mark Wood

What's The Weather Going To Be Like In Dharamsala

Dharamsala has endured some unseasonal rains until four days away from the start of the game, and there was a forecast for snowfall on the morning of Day 1. Expect clear and cloudy days with scattered showers on Day 5.


England Squad: Zak Crawley, Ben Duckett, Ollie Pope, Joe Root, Jonny Bairstow, Ben Stokes(c), Ben Foakes(w), Tom Hartley, Mark Wood, Shoaib Bashir, James Anderson, Ollie Robinson, Daniel Lawrence, Gus Atkinson.

India Squad: Yashasvi Jaiswal, Rohit Sharma(c), Shubman Gill, Rajat Patidar, Ravindra Jadeja, Sarfaraz Khan, Dhruv Jurel(w), Ravichandran Ashwin, Kuldeep Yadav, Akash Deep, Mohammed Siraj, Jasprit Bumrah, Srikar Bharat, Devdutt Padikkal, Axar Patel, Mukesh Kumar.

IND Vs ENG, 5th Test Day 1: Will Rajat Patidar Play?

Question on everyone's lips is whether Rajat Patidar play in Dharamsala? The batter has endured a torrid time with the bat in this series and there were murmurs of him being replaced by Devdutt Padikkal for the 5th Test. Ahead of the Test, skipper Rohit Sharma praised Patidar. He said, "...the guy definitely has got a lot of ability. I've seen him play very good cricket. He's a talent player. If I watch someone's batting and like it, I call him a talent player. I am not saying he's talented, I like to call him a talent player. He's very new to Test cricket, so we've got to give him some more time to really make a judgement on him,"

IND Vs ENG, 5th Test Day 1, Live Updates

After a series clincher in Ranchi in the fourth Test, Indian cricket team under the leadership of Rohit Sharma will look to make it 4-1 when they lock horns against Ben Stokes' England cricket team. After a brief hiatus, the India vs England Test series resumes at the picturesque HPCA Stadium in Dharamsala. For the home side, Ravichandran Ashwin will be playing his 100th Test and despite missing a host of key players including the likes of Virat Kohli, Rishabh Pant among others, another win here could elevate India to the top spot of the World Test Championship table. For England, Jonny Bairstow will also be playing his 100th Test and James Anderson will look to complete 700 Test scalps. All in all, it's going to be a riveting Test match. Get all the live scores and updates from day 1 of the fifth and final Test match between India and England right here. (Scorecard | Streaming | Preview | Cricket News)