The Test was interesting at the end of the 4th day, with the visitors needing another 157 runs to take a 1-0 lead in the five-match series, and England needing another 9 wickets.
However, as is always the case in England, weather gods have decided to express their opinion on the proceedings and ensure that not a single ball is bowled on the 5th day.
As a result, the test that promised a resounding end on the last day ended in a damp crab with both sides sharing the honors.
According to the newly established scoring system of the ICC World Test Championship, four points each are awarded in the event of a draw.
India and England thus got underway with the ICC World Test Championship, even if it was not the way they would have liked at the start of the Test.
With the first Test ending in a draw due to rain, the five-match series is now actually a four-match rubber.
The second Test of the Pataudi Trophy will take place between 12-16 August at the ‘Home of Cricket’ Lord’s.
Here is the updated score table of the ICC World Test Championship (2021-23) after the first Test between England and India:
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