On an another bad outing in the first inning Indian team made a small but effective comeback in the last session of the day 1 of fourth test match between India and England.
Earlier on the toss both the teams made two changes in their playing XI; Ollie Pope in place of Buttler while Woakes as a fourth pacer on the other hand India added two pacers, Shardul Thakur and Umesh Yadav departing Ishant Sharma and Shami. India lost the toss and invited to bat first by the hosts England while Joe Root and co. justified the decision in first session only.
Indian inform openers Rohit Sharma and Kl Rahul got into pavilion after an attacking start in the middle while Pujara after an iconic knock of 91 in the previous match couldn’t continue the form today. Virat Kohli on the other hand put his 27th fifty on board but again unfortunately couldn’t turned it into a big score.
Struggling Rahane continue to baffles around in the field along with India’s once a rising player Rishabh Pant. But Shardul Thakur in all this had some different plans for England pacers today. When all the opponent players were either getting caught or bowled Shardul was the one who hit 3 sixes & 7 fours; scored. 57 runs off 36 balls and gave India atleast fighting total.
After getting all-out India continued the momentum and took 3 wickets in the last half hour. England’s top order who became their victory makers in the previous match collapsed against Bumrah and Yadav. Bumrah took both the openers while Yadav broke Joe Root into pieces, bowled him on 21 runs.
IND 1st Inns: 191/10 (S Thakur 57, Kohli 50, 4-55)
ENG 2nd Inns: 53-3 (Malan 26, Root 21, Bumrah 2-15)