The first day of the highly anticipated India-England test series didn't disappoint cricket lovers as the vocal crowd in Ahmedabad witnessed a good day of test cricket that saw Virender Sehwag (117) take the attack to the touring English side and put India on top before Graeme Swann brought England right back into the contest by picking up 4 big scalps with his fine brand of off-spin bowling. India were reduced to 283/4 from 224/1 before Cheteshwar Pujara(98*) and Yuvraj Singh(22*) saw the day through at 323/4 without further damage, leaving the game tantalizingly poised for day 2. India started off in great style as Gautam Gambhir(45) and Sehwag put on 134 for the first wicket at a quick rate before Pujara later consolidated Indiaâ€™s position with another dogged innings of 98 unbeaten to put India ahead of the game despite Swannâ€™s heroics on what looked like a flat, slow deck in Ahmedabad.
The much talked about 1st Test of the the 4 match India-England series kicked off amidst clear skies at the VCA stadium in Motera, Ahmedabad on Thursday. The Indian captain M S Dhoni won a crucial toss and chose to bat on a dry wicket to get things started on a positive note for the home side, who will be looking to avenge their 4-0 loss to their opponents in England earlier this year.