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Watch as Axar Patel outclasses Jonny Bairstow in the first test between India and England

<p>Against visiting England, Team India kicked off the five-match Test series at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium in Hyderabad on a high note on Thursday.</p>
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<p>One of the highlights of the first Test of the visit was when Axar Patel’s ball dismissed Jonny Bairstow, an accomplished English batsman.</p>
<p>After losing three wickets in rapid succession, the visitors were struggling to maintain the English innings, but the batsman was settling in well at the crease with 37 runs.</p>
<p>When the dangerous Bairstow got past the Englishman’s defenses to hit timber, Indian all-rounder Axar Patel came up with a brilliant delivery to get rid of him.</p>
<p>Prior to the match, English captain Ben Stokes won the coin toss and chose to bat first. Opening pair Ben Duckett and Zak Crawley set up a 55-run partnership for the first wicket to give the visitors a strong start to the game as they shut out the Indian pace attack.</p>
<p>However, it was experienced bowler Ravichandran Ashwin who bowled Duckett after the opener had scored 35 runs off his willow, giving the Indians their breakthrough.</p>
<p>Ashwin was assisted by Ravindra Jadeja, who bowled from the other end, as he removed Ollie Pope before Tamil Nadu’s right-hand spinner struck once more to remove Crawley.</p>
<p>Before Axar delivered the turner that sent Bairstow out to the dugout, Joe Root and Bairstow attempted to settle the English innings.</p>
<p>Root was the next to go, as Jadeja outwitted the seasoned batsman because Jasprit Bumrah held onto a catching chance that the Englishman had given him.</p>
<p>Axar added to the agony for the English when he trapped Ben Foakes behind the wickets with yet another outstanding delivery, thanks to a catch by S Bharath.</p>

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