ENG-IND TEST SERIES STARTED YESTERDAY
The England-India five match test series started on a high note with the first Test at Edgbaston, Birmingham.The recent T20I series was won by India and the ODI series was won by England.
However,this test series is a big challenge for both the squad.
ASHWIN PLAYED,KL RAHUL PLAYED,PUJARA DROPPED
Unfortunately,the pitch looked a bit like having moisture ,but it’s possible that it would improve by DAY 4 in favour of India spinners.The English team won the ton and decided to bat first .Indian captain Virat Kohli revealed that he has decided just to play just one spinner,R Ashwin. Moreover,Cheteshwar Pujara was dropped in favour of KL Rahul.
The Indian fast pacer Umesh Yadav started his delivery on a sad note and found it tough to get his line and length correct and gave runs.On the other hand,Ishant Sharma,troubled both left-handed openers in Jennings and Cook.
ASHWIN TAKES 4 WICKETS
However, R Ashwin emerged victorious for team India by taking the wicket of Alastair Cook,who was bowled after scoring 13 runs.Jennings scored 42 runs ,with a partnership of 86 runs with Joe Root for the second wicket.Anyway,he got out after striking 43 runs by the bowling of Mohammad Shami.
And how good was #Ashwin to snap up a 4fer. This beauty had Alistair sauteed and cooked to perfection. One of modern day cricket's finest minds @ashwinravi99 #KaraKozhambu #Cook #EngvInd #ENGvsIND pic.twitter.com/E89HIPs1Lw
— Amartweets (@AmarBantwal) August 1, 2018
Shami also dismissed Dawid Malan sfter he mafde onluy 8 runs .Malan also had reviewed his LBW but remained unsuccessful.Root and Bairstow added 104 runs for the 4th wicket before Virat Kohli ran Root out for 80.
Soon,the Indian bowlers also took quick wickets of Bairstow (70), bowled by Umesh Yadav and Jos Buttler, LBW to R Ashwin for a two-ball duck.
INDIAN BOWLERS MAKE A GREAT COMEBACK
With England struck at 224 runs at the loss of 6 wickets,Indian bowlers made a great comeback when Ashwin removed Broad and Ishant removed Rashid. The Indian squad had the full opportunity to bowl England out in the last over of the day by Dinesh Karthik missed one catch and as a result, England will come back tomorrow to continue their innings.
ENGLAND (1st inns) 285-9
(J ROOT 80, J BAIRSTOW 70; R ASHWIN 60/4)
HERE ARE SOME PRAISEWORTHY TWEETS:
U were right @nassercricket about @ashwinravi99 is the man who didn’t let @benstokes38 score to many in india.. that’s exactly what has happen yet again today… ashwin bowling beautifully and picking important wickets…India at top 🇮🇳 England 244 /7 #EngvInd
— Harbhajan Turbanator (@harbhajan_singh) August 1, 2018
Great turn around by India, Test cricket at it’s best. Ashwin has been excellent and England have lost 3 wickets for 8 runs after Root and Bairstow were looking to take away the game from India #IndvEng
— Mohammad Kaif (@MohammadKaif) August 1, 2018
A good performance this by the Indian bowlers especially Ashwin and Shami. Should look to wrap up the tail soon and restrict England around a score of 300. #ENGvIND
— R P Singh (@rpsingh) August 1, 2018
My highlight of the day has been the bowling of Ashwin
— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) August 1, 2018