England fast Mark Wood mentioned he has no complaints about his restricted function of their thrilling win over India within the first check in Hyderabad regardless of bowling simply eight overs within the second innings.
Ollie Pope’s knock of 196 and a seven-wicket haul from debutant Tom Hartley impressed England to a 28-run victory on Sunday within the opener of a five-match sequence.
Captain Ben Stokes opted to go for 4 spinners, with Wood being the only real seamer within the beginning line-up, and the transfer paid off as they handed India simply their fourth defeat of their final 48 dwelling Tests.
“When we were at the ground, he (Stokes) said probably one or two,” Wood informed ESPNcricinfo. “I mean, I thought I may not even open the bowling second innings. But it was like, ‘one over; that’s it’.
“Very hardly ever would you suppose you’d bowl one over after which be off. But weirdly, I belief what he says. One over? Right, okay, I’ll give it all the things for this over.
“And then he said ‘rest’ and I’m not annoyed. Like, I get it, we’re going to spin now. So it’s just a bit different.”
India fast Jasprit Bumrah picked up six wickets within the check, together with 4 for 41 runs within the second innings. Wood went wicket-less after bowling 25 overs within the match.
“Bumrah didn’t do me any favours by bowling like a genius,” Wood mentioned. “I’m disappointed that I didn’t get any wickets but not really fussed, because the team played amazing.”
Wood mentioned the victory would have given the hosts “something to think about” for the rest of the sequence.
“India have got the potential to produce any wicket here,” he added. “I’ve played in World Cup games and Indian Premier League games where it’s seamed, flat pitches, spinning wickets.”
The second Test will happen in Visakhapatnam from February 2-6.