After getting bowled out twice in less than 80 overs in the 3rd Test, former English cricketers like Michael Vaughan and Kevin Pietersen complained about the standards of the strip at Motera. Just a week later the English team despite playing 8 batsmen were punched out for 205 on the first day itself of the 4th Test. With the wicket offering assistance to the spinners much later in the day, fast bowler Mohammed Siraj too took 2 wickets as most English batsmen threw away their wickets. Axar Patel was once again the destroyer in chief with 4 wickets and Ashwin picked up 3 despite coming a bit late to the party. With the performance of England in the first innings, there was an eerie silence on the social media accounts of those who were complaining earlier.