England batters failed to deliver the goods with the bat at home in the first Test match against India. They fell prey to Indian seamers and were even all out on Day 1. England managed to aggregate 183 in the first innings.
Among the batsmen, Joe Root registered the highest score as he chipped in with 64. He bludgeoned as many as 11 boundaries in the process. But he was dismissed leg before wicket off Shardul Thakur’s bowling.
Thakur went on to dismiss Ollie Robinson in the same over. Jasprit Bumrah came through with flying colours and he extracted seam on this wicket. The right-arm fast bowler took as many as four wickets to his name. Mohammed Shami accounted for three dismissals.
Team India kick-started the innings ever so well in the form of Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul. The duo perfectly tackled England’s bowling attack with a great deal of patience and perseverance. The opening pair added a 97-run stand for the opening wicket.
James Anderson dismisses Virat Kohli for a first-ball duck
Meanwhile, Rohit Sharma got out after he played a pull shot off Ollie Robinson’s bowling. He departed after making 36 with the help of 6 fours. Cheteshwar Pujara came out to bat at No.3 and tried to middle the deliveries. Unfortunately, he didn’t make most of his time.
He tried to defend the ball off James Anderson. As it turned out, he got a thick inside edge and the ball travelled to Jos Buttler behind the stumps. After his dismissal, Indian captain Virat Kohli came out to bat to face the king of swing.
In what was a sensational battle between the two players, Anderson dismissed Kohli for a first-ball duck and rekindled old rivalry. It is always good to see these two stalwarts going head to head with each other. This time around, Anderson got the better of Kohli.
WOWWWW! 🔥@jimmy9 gets Kohli first ball and Trent Bridge is absolutely rocking!
Scorecard/Clips: https://t.co/5eQO5BWXUp#ENGvIND pic.twitter.com/g06S0e4GN7
— England Cricket (@englandcricket) August 5, 2021
Meanwhile, Team India posted 125/4 before play was stopped due to a wet outfield. KL Rahul deserves a certificate of excellence after he scored a fabulous fifty.