The Test opener between England and India certainly lived up to everyone’s expectations. Indian fans are quite happy with the way the players approached the innings with calmness and composure.
England Test captain Joe Root won the toss and elected to bat first at Trent Bridge in Nottingham. Jasprit Bumrah provided an early breakthrough by dismissing opening batsman Rory Burns in the very first over.
The opener was dismissed leg before the wicket in the fifth ball itself. Following his departure, Dominic Sibley and Zak Crawley added 42 runs for the second wicket. Meanwhile, Mohammed Siraj dismissed Crawley with a superb ball.
England found some support in the form of Dominic Sibley and Joe Root. Both added 49 runs for the third wicket. However, things took a sudden turn when Mohammed Shami dismissed Sibley with very good delivery.
Jonny Bairstow managed to stick to the game’s flow alongside his captain Joe Root. The duo tackled India’s pace bowling attack and added a vital 52-run partnership. But their liaison didn’t last long.
Mohammed Shami struck to his subtle bowling variation of good line and length. With this variation, he went on to dismiss dangerous Bairstow for 29 (71). The right-handed batsman hit four boundaries during his stay at the crease. It was a big relief for Shami, in particular.
Mohammed Shami wrong throw gifts Bairstow a life
When Test captain Joe Root nudged the ball towards the deep region. After that, he called for “two” but it was a miscalculation from the skipper and there was a run out on the table.
There was a run-out opportunity considering how Jonny Bairstow took the first run. Meanwhile, Mohammed Shami threw the ball towards the wrong end that made sure that Bairstow got more time to reach the striker’s end safely.
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But Bairstow didn’t make most of the reprieve as he was dismissed by Shami in the 51st over. Indian bowlers drew praises for their spectacular bowling performance. Meanwhile, social media users reacted to Shami’s wrong throw.
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