Ben Stokes Frustrated with DRS System After England’s Collapse Against India

England's middle-order collapse in the fifth Test against India left veteran all-rounder Ben Stokes frustrated with the Decision Review System (DRS) as the team lost three wickets in quick succession without adding any runs to the scoreboard. Stokes, along with Jonny Bairstow and Joe Root, all took unsuccessful reviews in a disastrous two-over spell that saw England crumble from 175-3 to 175-6 in Dharamsala.


England's middle-order collapse in the fifth Test against India left veteran all-rounder Ben Stokes frustrated with the Decision Review System (DRS) as the team lost three wickets in quick succession without adding any runs to the scoreboard. Stokes, along with Jonny Bairstow and Joe Root, all took unsuccessful reviews in a disastrous two-over spell that saw England crumble from 175-3 to 175-6 in Dharamsala.

Stokes' Struggles Highlight England's Middle-Order Woes


The horror collapse on day one of the fifth Test left England reeling, with Kuldeep Yadav picking up five wickets to bundle the visitors out for 218. Ravichandran Ashwin, playing his 100th Test, chipped in with four wickets as India's spin duo wreaked havoc on the English batting lineup. Despite a strong start from Zak Crawley, who scored 79, the middle order failed to capitalize, with Bairstow, Root, and Stokes falling cheaply.

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India Dominates Opening Day with Stellar Bowling and Batting Performances


Yadav's exceptional left-arm wrist spin bamboozled the English batsmen, leaving them clueless after a promising start. India's bowlers dismissed England in just 57.4 overs, setting the stage for their batsmen to take charge. Yashasvi Jaiswal led the charge with a brisk 57, while skipper Rohit Sharma and Shubman Gill steadied the ship to finish the day at 135-1, trailing England by 83 runs.

Kuldeep Yadav Shines as England's Top Order Falters


While England's top order showed promise, the middle-order collapse exposed their vulnerability against quality spin bowling. Kuldeep Yadav's variations troubled the English batsmen, with Stokes, Root, and Bairstow falling victim to his guile. Despite Crawley's valiant effort, England's collapse highlighted their struggles against quality spin on subcontinent pitches.

Veteran James Anderson Nears Milestone as India Tighten Grip on Test


As India tightened their grip on the Test match, veteran seamer James Anderson's quest for 700 Test wickets looms large. With just two wickets away from the milestone, Anderson's experience will be crucial for England as they look to bounce back in the series. However, India's dominant display on the opening day puts them in a commanding position to seal the series.

In a series marred by England's middle-order woes and India's spin dominance, the fifth Test promises to be a thrilling conclusion to a hard-fought battle between the two teams. As the action unfolds in Dharamsala, all eyes will be on Ben Stokes and his teammates as they look to salvage pride in the final Test of the series.

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