The first Test match between England and India is underway at Trent Bridge, Nottingham. The Indian pacers were all over the English batsmen on Day 1 and folded them for just 183 runs. During England innings, Mohammed Siraj innovated a new way to shine the ball and the fans were quick were to spot it.
The COVID-19 pandemic also has forced International Cricket Council (ICC) to place a ban on the usage of saliva by bowlers on a cricket ball, instead, they are forced to fall back on using sweat to shine the ball.
During the ongoing first Test match between England and India, pacer Mohammed Siraj stole the limelight and hilariously shined the ball using Mohammad Shami’s sweat to shine the ball.
It was during the middle of England’s innings when Mohammad Shami was in the midst of his over and Siraj came to him and hilariously, was spotted shining the ball by touching the forehead of the former, and using the sweat on the ball.
Here’s the video:
Team India had a great outing on the Day 1 of the first match between India and England. The hosts won the toss and decided to bat first at Trent Bridge. The pace quartet of Shardul Thakur, Mohammed Siraj, Jasprit Bumrah and Mohammed Shami were spot on and displayed impressive bowling skills to bundle out hosts for just 183 runs.
In reply, Indian openers Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul showed great promise and confidence to put 97 runs opening partnership. However, just on the stroke of lunch on Day 2, Sharma threw his wicket away which triggered the Indian collapse and the momentum was shifted towards England as James Anderson removed Cheteshwar Pujara and Virat Kohli in the two successive deliveries. Things got even worse when a mix-up between Ajinkya Rahane and Kl Rahul saw the former back in the dressing room for 5 runs.
The rain then played a spoilsport and forced umpires to take early stumps on Day 2 as India reached 125/4 with KL Rahul and Rishabh Pant on the crease.