Mark Wood claimed that England gave India “something to think about” after a superb result in the opening match of the five-match series.
England achieved an impressive victory over India in the first Test of their series, winning by 28 runs.
Debutant Tom Hartley emerged as a hero for the English side, recovering from a challenging first innings to take seven wickets in the second, registering the fourth best for a batsman Newly launched ball visits India.
Ollie Pope’s 196 was another highlight, prompting England to set a tough target of 231 runs for India. Despite a strong start, India’s batting order collapsed under the pressure, culminating in a dramatic final day where England finally won in the final moments of the second day. private.
Speaking to BBC Sport, Wood, who has had a quiet time with the ball, said the home team will now have to come up with a new plan and England have shown them they will not give up. match in this series.
“Now they have to come up with a different plan,” Wood told BBC Sport.
“We have won just one match and there are five in this series. We have proven to India that this will be a battle and we will not give up.”
One of our greatest victories: Mark Wood in victory in Hyderabad
The paceman went on to say that the victory in Hyderabad was one of their greatest ever and they gave India some food for thought as England had faith in this side.
“It was one of our greatest victories,” Wood said. “Everyone was a bit skeptical before but always had faith in the group.”
“We knew this would be a huge task, which it was, but it is a huge achievement. Now we know we can do it and we have given India something to think about.”
Mark Wood expects a response from India
Despite the victory in Hyderabad, Wood still expects a response from India in the remaining matches. However, the pacer feels that it will not be a foregone conclusion that they will be ousted by the home team in this series.
“They are a top team,” Wood added. “Even coming here before the series, everyone expected India to topple us.”
“I don’t know what kind of rubber they will produce. India has the potential to produce any kind of wicket here, but now we have given them something to think about.”
“It’s not a foregone conclusion that we’ll show up here and they’ll kick us out.”
The second Test match in Vizag will start from February 2.