Rajkot, Nov 9:

Indian spinners Ravichandran Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja struck crucial blows as England posted 102/3 in their first innings at lunch on the opening day of the first Test here on Wednesday.

Ravichandran Ashwin
Ravichandran Ashwin

Ashwin returned figures of 2-35 and Jadeja 1-26 as the visitors sufferred setbacks following a positive start.

For England, Joe Root was batting on a well-made 35 off deliveries when the teams went in for lunch.

Brief scores:

England (First Innings): 102/3 (Joe Root 35 batting, Haseeb Hameed 31; Ravichandran Ashwin 2-35, Ravindra Jadeja 1-26) vs India. (IANS)