Team India are locking horns with England in the opening Test of the five-match series at Trent Bridge in Nottingham. England Test captain Joe Root won the toss and opted to open the face of the blade first. Rory Burns and Dominic Sibley opened the innings for the hosts.
The visitors got off to a sensational start in the form of Jasprit Bumrah. The right-arm fast bowler who was out of form of late showcased his mettle in the Test when it mattered the most. Bumrah mounted early pressure on England opener Rory Burns.
The southpaw tried his best to get off the mark but he couldn’t do it. During the fifth ball of the first over, the left-handed batsman tried to play the shot. However, he ended up missing the ball completely. He was beaten all ends up.
As it turned out, the ball struck the southpaw’s pads. Soon after that, the Indian players made a loud appeal. It didn’t take much time for the umpire to raise his finger. Rory Burns departed for a duck. Team India captain Virat Kohli was super happy with the start.
Mohammed Siraj gets rid of Zak Crawley with a gem of a delivery
After the fall of the first wicket, England batsmen Dominic Sibley and Zak Crawley managed to take the game away from the visitors. However, they couldn’t withstand India’s pressure. Mohammed Siraj perfected the art of extracting swing from this wicket.
Rightly so, he bowled a sensational delivery to Zak Crawley. The right-handed batsman got a thick inside edge as the ball went towards Rishabh Pant behind the stumps. Crawley departed after scoring 27 runs. Team India were on top of the game just before the Lunch session.
England managed to push through with the help of Dominic Sibley and skipper Joe Root. The duo added a 49-run stand for the third wicket before Mohammed Shami dismissed Sibley in the 28th over. Root and Johnny Bairstow added a 52-run partnership.
Bairstow was dismissed LBW off Shami’s bowling. Meanwhile, Joe Root brought up a brilliant half-century with the help of 9 boundaries.