India recovered nicely after one other batting failure towards England on Day 1 of the ongoing fourth Test at Kennington Oval in London.
Put to bat first, the guests have been bundled out for 191 in 61.3 overs. Prime-three batters Rohit Sharma (11), KL Rahul (17), and Cheteshwar Pujara (4) went out cheaply. Nevertheless, captain Virat Kohli took cost and helped his facet come out of sizzling waters.
Kohli went on to hit one other half-century within the collection, signalling that he’s slowly and regularly roaring again into kind. Though, proper after reaching 50 runs, Ollie Robinson dismissed the Indian skipper.
Kohli’s dismissal adopted a batting collapse with the likes of Ajinkya Rahane (14), Rishabh Pant (9), once more disappointing with their particular person performances. Nevertheless, Shardul Thakur, who was included within the enjoying XI as a alternative of Mohammed Shami within the 4th Check, got here for the rescue of his staff.
Thakur smashed a scintillating fifty to help India to succeed in 191 runs. The fitting-handed batter hit his second half-century within the longest format, scoring an important 57 runs from 36 deliveries with the assistance of seven fours and three sixes.
In reply, England had a disastrous begin with each the openers Rory Burns (5) and Haseeb Hameed (0) went again to the pavilion inside the primary 4 overs. Indian pacer Jasprit Bumrah was the decide of the bowler who dismissed each Burns and Hameed in the identical over.
Then, Dawid Malan and English skipper Joe Root steadied the innings by including 46 runs for the third wicket. However proper earlier than the tip of the day’s play, the vacationers obtained the large fish as speedster Umesh Yadav cleaned up Root to demoralise the hosts additional. At stumps, England reached 53/3, trailing India by 138 runs.
Right here is how Twitter reacted:
Umesh Yadav’s skiddiness off the pitch has troubled Joe Root proper by and it’s accounted for him ultimately #ENGvIND
— Bharat Sundaresan (@beastieboy07) September 2, 2021
This match is as nicely poised because the collection !
Good recreation 🏏#IndvsEng
— Ridhima Pathak (@PathakRidhima) September 2, 2021
— Boria Majumdar (@BoriaMajumdar) September 2, 2021
🏟️🏏 STUMPS, DAY 1 ~ Our boys have completed the day nicely, as our bowlers led by Jasprit Bumrah and Umesh Yadav have struck to their job to run by the English high order 😎
— The Bharat Military (@thebharatarmy) September 2, 2021
STUMPS, DAY 1: England end the day 138 runs behind India’s first innings whole.
India finish the day on a excessive with that wicket of Root. 🔥
— SunRisers Hyderabad (@SunRisers) September 2, 2021
— Vikrant Gupta (@vikrantgupta73) September 2, 2021
STUMPS, DAY 1⃣
Jasprit Bumrah’s double-wicket over and Umesh Yadav’s jaffa to do away with Joe Root implies that #TeamIndia finish the day on a excessive 🤩
Extra of this tomorrow morning, please 💙🤞
— Delhi Capitals (@DelhiCapitals) September 2, 2021
— ICC (@ICC) September 2, 2021
Umesh bowling quick off spin as an homage to R Ashwin.
— Jarrod Kimber (@ajarrodkimber) September 2, 2021
One man turned the entire temper of the sport.
— Foolish Level (@FarziCricketer) September 2, 2021