India and England are actively involved in the first Test of the four-match Test series. The first Test is being played at MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai. The Test opener is being played behind the closed doors and no spectator is allowed to enter the stadium. However, the second Test match will see 50% crowd in the same stadium on February 14. The third and fourth Test match will see fans turning up in numbers in Motera Stadium in Ahmedabad.
Talking about the game, England skipper Joe Root won the toss and elected to bat first in Chennai. The English opening pair Rory Burns and Dominic Sibley added a 63-run stand for the first wicket before Burns departed for 33. Ravichandran Ashwin provided a much-needed breakthrough during the fifth ball of the 24th over as wicketkeeper Rishabh Pant took a good catch.
Jasprit Bumrah who made his Test debut back in 2018 took his first Test wicket in Indian soil by getting rid of Daniel Lawrence. The right-handed batsman was dismissed leg before wicket and he departed for a duck. England lost 2 wickets in the span of just 2 overs. However, the likes of Joe Root and Dominic Sibley took the game away from the hosts with such ease.
Rishabh Pant’s hilarious stump mic comments
Rishabh Pant is quite an interesting character on and off the cricket field. His on-field antics behind the stumps is what keeps the fans engaged. He is known for chipping in with hilarious words behind the stumps. Time and again, his funny words were caught on the stump mic. Fans started loving it as well. This time around, he came up with a new script involving Washington Sundar.
During the 70th over of England’s innings when they were batting on 169/2, Washington Sundar was given the ball to deliver the goods. Sundar did his best by bowling in the right line and length. During the third ball of that over, Root defender Sudar’s delivery. After which, Pant was caught on stump mic saying: “Mera naam hai Washington Mujhe jana hai DC” (Roughly translating it to English:- My name is Washington. I want to go to DC).
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