India lost opener Shubhman Gill early after bundling out England for 205 on the opening day of the fourth and final Test at Narendra Modi Stadium, Motera in Ahmedabad on Thursday. England opted to bat and managed to cross the 200-run mark only for the second time in this series. India were 24 for one at stumps with Rohit Sharma (8) and Cheteshwar Pujara (15) at the crease. Gill could not even open his account, losing his wicket to James Anderson in the third ball of the innings. Indian spinners, led by Axar Patel (4/68), troubled the visiting batsmen. All-rounder Ben Stokes (55) resisted the attack quite well before being trapped in front by Washington Sundar. Dan Lawrence, coming out at number seven, also batted well, helping England get close to the 200-run mark with his 46-run knock. Apart from Patel, Ravichandran Ashwin (3/47) and pacer Mohammed Siraj (2/45) were the pick of the bowlers. Brief Scores: England 1st Innings: 205 all out in 75.5 overs (Ben Stokes 55, Dan Lawrence 46 ; Axar Patel 4/68, Ravichandran Ashwin 2/47, Mohammed Siraj 2/45). India 1st Innings: 24 for 1 in 12 overs. (C Pujara batting 15, R Sharma batting 8; J Anderson 1/0). Catch the highlights of India vs England, fourth Test, day 1 here.
9:12 AM IST: Here are the teams for the 4th and the final Test of the series:
India: Rohit Sharma, Shubman Gill, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli (c), Ajinkya Rahane, Rishabh Pant (wk), Washington Sundar, Axar Patel, R Ashwin, Ishant Sharma, Mohammed Siraj
England: Dom Sibley, Zak Crawley, Jonny Bairstow, Joe Root (c), Ben Stokes, Ollie Pope, Ben Foakes (wk), Dan Lawrence, Dom Bess, Jack Leach, Jimmy Anderson
9:07 AM IST: India have one change - Mohmmed Siraj comes in for Jasprit Bumrah; England have replaced Stuart Broad and Jofra Archer with Dan Lawrence and Dom Bess
9:00 AM IST: England have won the toss and opt to bat first.
8:51 AM IST: Meanwhile, here's what has happened in the build-up so far. England are fighting some illness in the camp but skipper Joe Root has assured that all players are fine and available for selection. Read details here
8:40 AM IST: WELCOME ! to the live coverage and updates of the 4th Test match from Motera. Stay tuned for the toss and teams.
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