It has been a fantastic match between India and England, with both teams having their share of good and bad sessions. On the first day of the test match, Indian team put a splendid show of fast bowling and bundling out home team for the score of 183. The top wicket-taker was Jasprit Bumrah with 4 wickets, while Shami, Shardul, and Siraj also being a very good support with 3,2, and 1 scalps respectively. The Indian team then took a lead of 95 runs, which was quite hefty given a relatively weak batting line-up of England team in the absence of Ben Stokes.
The Indian fast bowler has been India’s best pace bowler in the limited-overs format. His consistent wicket-taking abilities for Mumbai Indians and unorthodox action earned him a place in the national team in 2016. Since then he has not looked back, and has helped the team to put up a good show all around the world.
In the recent months, the fast bowler was criticized for not inducing enough wickets, like in India’s tour of Australia and the WTC Final. But his performance in the 1st test match against England has been terrific, with 4 wickets in the 1st innings and took a five-wicket-haul in the 2nd innings. In the later part of the England innings on Day 4, he was also on a hat-trick when he bowled a peach of a delivery to dismiss Stuart Broad. The captain Virat Kohli signalled a fifer with his hand gesture to Jasprit Bumrah.
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With the century of Joe Root and hefty contributions from Sibley, Bairstow, Lawrence, and Curran, the England team have managed to stretch the lead and set a target of 209 for the visitors.
For the Indian team, the openers Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul would look to play safely in the remaining overs of the day and carry forward for the Day 5 to chase down a fine total on the board.
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