England was pitched for 183 after losing the last seven wickets for 45 runs on the first day of Test 1 against India; Joe Root is 64 to become the hosts’ top run scorer of all time; Jasprit Bumrah (4-46) and Mohammed Shami (3-28) lead India’s impressive bowling unit
India dominated the first day of Test 1 when England’s fragile batting lineup was exposed again at Trent Bridge.
Only Joe Root (64), who surpassed Sir Alastair Cook to become England’s all-time leading run scorer in all formats over the course of his innings, made a remarkable score as the home team fell from 138- 3 just before tea. to 183 all in the middle of the afternoon session.
Jasprit Bumrah (4-46) finished for Virat Kohli’s side as the wickets were shared between the closers, Mohammed Shami claimed 3-28, Shardul Thakur (2-41) got two and there was one for Mohammed Siraj (1-48 ).
India’s starters Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul survived the 13 overs before closing, taking the visitors to 21 without losing.
After making the decision to go with the extra batter, selecting Jonny Bairstow and Dan Lawrence, England won the toss and chose to hit and it didn’t take long for India to get stuck in the higher order as Bumrah followed four outswingers. with an inswinger to catch Rory Burns (0) lbw in the first over.
Dom Sibley and Zak Crawley battled in front of some impressive Indian bowling before the latter was fired 15 minutes before lunch after a valiant review from Kohli, had raised the ball before and lost a review, but was rewarded for playing again. as shown by UltraEdge. Crawley (27) had gotten an inside advantage through Rishabh Pant.
Sibley (18) followed early in the afternoon session, falling into the trap set by Shami and going straight to short midwicket to leave England 66-3.
Root, who had come off the mark with three rebound limits, was joined by Bairstow and the two Yorkshiremen began to rebuild.
Root looked superb touch, driving wonderfully through the blankets as Bairstow was chased from the start before breaking free as the session progressed.
A mix-up almost caused Bairstow to burn out when Root belatedly turned down a second run, but the shot went to the wrong side, Bairstow was able to return home and with that moment behind them, the pair pulled the 50-out of 112-ball association.
After Bairstow nailed back-to-back drives off Siraj, Root moved into his 50th half-century in test cricket with 89 balls and with tea looming, England seemed to be in a reasonable position to move on into the evening session.
Instead, it was India who came back with Shami starting the collapse of England when they had Bairstow (29) lbw in the last over of the afternoon.
Lawrence (0) then dived behind the leg as Shami completed the turn after the break and while Root was still going strong, Jos Buttler never looked comfortable and finally came out of his misery when he hit Bumrah for an 18-ball duck. .
Any hope of England achieving a competitive first-inning total was with Root pinned down in front by Thakur in 59th.
Ollie Robinson (0) had left before the over ended and when Broad (4) was in the lead against Bumrah, England had lost 6-22 in less than 10 overs.
An entertaining cameo from Sam Curran (27th) boosted England’s total a bit before Bumrah pitched James Anderson with an excellent yorker to end innings.
With the batsmen again unable to provide the desired base for England, the bowlers had to try to save some of the day, but Rohit and Rahul held fast to leave India in a very strong position before the second day.
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