India’s bowlers ensured that they have the initiative and the advantage on day one of the first Test in Nottingham on Wednesday. Jasprit Bumrah took four wickets and led the bowling attack as England’s batting collapse meant that they registered a below-par first innings total on good batting conditions. More about day 1 match report in detail below.
England won the toss and opted to bat first. However, they did not have the best of starts with Rory Burns getting dismissed in the first over for a duck. Dom Sibly (18) and Zak Crawley (27) got starts with Crawley getting dismissed just before lunch as England took the break at 61/2. In the post-lunch session, Root went past yet another Test fifty and added a valuable 72-run stand with Jonny Bairstow who is playing his 75th Test match.
Joe Root Tops England’s Run-Scorer’s List
Meanwhile, the Indian bowlers turned the match around in the final session of the day picking up six wickets and bowling England out below 200. From 138/4, England were bowled out for 183 runs with Root playing a lone hand. Four of the England batters including Jos Buttler and Burns scored a duck. This hampered England’s chances of putting up a good first innings score.
Jasprit Bumrah Makes It India’s Day At Trent Bridge
With the ball, Bumrah picked up 4/46. Mohammed Shami picked up 3 for 28 while Shardul Thakur picked up a couple of wickets including the prized wicket of Root. England added 23 runs for the final wicket before Anderson was cleaned up by Bumrah.
ENGLAND HAS BEEN BOWLED OUT FOR 183!! ☝🏽
This time there is no leg in between 😉
— Sony Sports (@SonySportsIndia) August 4, 2021
At stumps, India were 21 for no loss after 13 overs with KL Rahul and Rohit Sharma scoring nine runs each. Earlier in the day, Virat Kohli lost his 35th toss as captain. Meanwhile, the selection of Ravindra Jadeja over Ravichandran Ashwin in the Indian playing XI had the cricket fraternity talking.