Under gloomy skies, with the traditional cricket floodlights on, the Indian pacers found great assistance. They extracted swing on this wicket with the red leather and deservedly reaped rewards. Sticking to the basics was more than enough to rattle the hosts in Trent Bridge.
India’s paceman Jasprit Bumrah managed to give his team a spectacular start by dismissing Rory Burns in the very first over. India got off to a good start by mounting pressure early on in the game. Meanwhile, Dominic Sibley and Zak Crawley added 42 runs for the second wicket.
However, their partnership didn’t last long after Mohammed Siraj dismissed Crawley with a brilliant delivery. Mohammed Shami played his part by dismissing Sibley at the right time. But then, England’s Test captain Joe Root and Jonny Bairstow showed some defiance.
The duo stitched together a 52-run partnership before things started to crumble for England. Mohammed Shami once again provided a much-needed breakthrough by dismissing Bairstow. Soon after that, wickets fell like a pack of cards.
Shardul Thakur dismissed Joe Root and Ollie Robbinson in the same over itself. While Shami settled for three wickets to his name. Jasprit Bumrah was the pick of the bowlers as he took four wickets to his tally.
Jasprit Bumrah stuns James Anderson with an inswinging yorker
When England lost 9 wickets, they tried their best to frustrate the Indian bowlers. Sam Curran, in particular, was the danger man for the hosts. Curran struck 4 fours and a six as he scored an unbeaten 27 off 37 balls. His partner James Anderson supported him for some time.
During the 66th over, Jasprit Bumrah showcased his bowling masterclass when he dismissed James Anderson. The way in which Bumrah delivered a searing inswinging yorker was an absolute visual treat for the viewers.
Bumrah came from around the wicket and speared one into Anderson. The veteran cricketer was way too late to respond as he didn’t get his bat down on time. Bumrah made a complete mess of Anderson’s off-stump. England were all out for 183.
Bumrah cleaning up stumps with a yorker is pure class. pic.twitter.com/6xoZ5V1PzY
— Johns. (@CricCrazyJohns) August 4, 2021