It has been a tough start to both the teams and you expect that when two quality test teams lock horns against each other. The first test between India and England is evenly poised at the moment with England scoring 138 runs in 2 sessions for the loss of 4 wickets.
Indian bowlers barring Mohhamd Siraj were good and spot on for most part of their spell. There were a lot of criticism on Mohammad Shami and his lengths that was not fetching him wickets inspite of him bowling really well but he has learned from his past and is leading India’s pace attack brilliantly.
England were about to close out the second session with a loss of only one wicket until Mohammad Shami bowled a brilliant in-dipper to dismiss the well set Jonny Bairstow for 29 runs who took 71 balls to get his runs.
Mohammad Shami kept taking the ball away from Jonny Bairstow only to bowl one at the stumps which the batter missed completely and was trapped in front. The umpire wasn’t interested at first sight but Mohammad Shami pushed Virat Kohli to take a review that turned out to be the 2nd successful review for India in 3 attempts.
Indian bowlers extracted good swing on this wicket and England batsmen couldn’t able to score runs freely. England won the toss and decided to bat first on overcast conditions. India started off with Jasprit Bumrah dismissing Rory Burns in the very first over of the game.
The England captain Joe Root averages a mere 31 in England in the last 2 years. But Joe Root of 2021 has been in supreme form to say the least. He was majestic in Sri Lanka and India and carrying his good form into this series as well. He is looking all good for a big 100 in this game. He has crossed his half century and hasn’t given a chance so far.