India vs England First Test Day 1 Nottingham Match Report 2021

Ace bowler Jasprit Bumrah claimed 4/46 as India dominated the opening day of the first test against England at Nottingham on Wednesday.

The visitors made a bold call by picking bowling all rounder Shardul Thakur over star spinner Ravi Ashwin.

India vs England First test line ups 2021 (1)

After winning the toss and electing to bat first, England lost Rory Burns leg before wicket to Bumrah in the very first over of the match.

Dom Sibley and Zak Crawley added 42 runs for the second wicket before the latter edged a Mohammed Siraj delivery to wicket keeper Rishabh Pant for 27.

Sibley flicked a leg-side delivery straight to KL Rahul at short mid-wicket leaving the hosts at 66/3.

The pair of Joe Root and Jonny Bairstow kept the Indian bowlers at bay with a solid 72 run stand for the fourth wicket before the latter was trapped leg before wicket by Mohammed Shami.

Dan Lawrence and Jos Buttler both fell to Shami and Bumrah for ducks leaving England in big trouble at 145/6.

Shardul Thakur then got into the act by dismissing the well set Joe Root (64) and Ollie Robinson (0) in the same over.

Sam Curran scored some handy runs in the end, as the hosts were bowled out for 183 in 65.4 overs.

The 27 year old Bumrah was the pick of the bowlers with figures of 4/46, while Mohammed Shami and Shardul Thakur claimed three and two wickets respectively.

In response Indian openers Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul negotiated 13 overs and took the visitors to 21/0 at stumps at the end of Day 1.

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