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England humble India with 28-run win

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England produced one of their best ever away wins, stunning India with a 28-run victory in a heart-stopping finish to the first Test in Hyderabad.

Inspired by one of the all-time great innings by Ollie Pope and a beguiling 7-62 from debutant spinner Tom Hartley, England set India 231 to win, then hustled the hosts out for 202 in the extra half-hour at the end of the fourth day.

Beating a team that had lost only three of their previous 46 home Tests is remarkable in itself, but England did it with a vastly inexperienced attack and with senior spinner Jack Leach hampered by a knee injury.

Chief scores:

England 246 (Stokes 70; Ashwin 3-68, Jadeja 3-88) & 420 (Pope 196; Bumrah 4-41)

India 436 (Jadeja 87, Rahul 86, Jaiswal 80; Root 4-79) & 202 (Hartley 7-62) (BBC)

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