The first Test match between England and India at Trent Bridge has been at its very best. Two high-quality sides matched each other blow for blow, setting the stage for a brilliant final day in a series opener.
Resuming Day 4 with an overnight score of 25/0, trailing 70 runs behind India’s first-innings lead. England team despite losing two early wickets displayed great batting performance.
Skipper Joe Root came at number four and was positive in his approach since his arrival at the crease and notched up his 21st Test hundred. Vital contributions from Dominic Sibley, Jonny Bairstow, Daniel Lawrence, Jos Buttler, and Sam Curran helped the home side post 303 runs, giving India a target of 209 runs. For India Jasprit Bumrah was the pick of the bowlers and returned with the figures of 5/ 64
Former English skipper Michael Vaughan took to his official Twitter account and lauded batting performance by the home side. Replying to this, Wasim Jaffer was once again at his comical best and lauded Jasprit Bumrah for his efforts by sharing a picture with the tagline “Ab to dekh apun Kya krega” which means “Just see what I will do now.”
After Team India took two early wickets on Day 4, England skipper Joe Root took matters into his own hands and notched up his 21st Test hundred, scoring 109 and helped his side post a total of 303 runs, setting visitors a target of 209 runs. For India Jasprit Bumrah shined with the ball and took a five-wicket haul.
Chasing the tricky target India started steadily with openers Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul tackling the new ball with precision. However, Stuart Broad dismissed the latter just before the end of the day’s play. At stumps, the visitors were 52/1.