India VS England: After first day of test at Birmingham, Indians astounded

India limits England on 285/9 on the Day 1 of test series of India VS England. The match is happening at Edgbaston, Birmingham in England. Cricket can sometimes be a very beautiful game to look and enjoy and it was one such day in Birmingham. Though there could have been a better start to the same.

Under Virat Kholi’s captainship, there have been moments of questioning his captaincy but the young star has always been good at raising his game at crucial moments of the match and turning tables. One such moment was seen after the tea-break at the following match that turned the tables around.

After struggling for the first two sessions of the game, India got back to the final sessions right on time by backing six wickets and restricting England with 285 for nine stumps on the first day of the series. The highlight of this same match was Ravichandran Ashwin’s bowling as he was the most successful bowler for the Indian cricket team. Not to forget Mohammed Shami who backed India with two major wickets.

There was a time during the game where almost all of India have lost hopes but thing turned in India’s favour after the tea break at the match. There were some brilliant performances by both the teams but from an Indian perspective, the game turned just in time for us.

Initially, England was going strong with 163/3 before the tea break. Things turned in India’s favour after Joe Root (80) got run out between the wickets with the brilliant hit by Indian skipper. And then it was Jonny Bairstow (70) by Umesh Yadav, following the skipper. Jos Buttler was sent back to pavilion on the first ball. Followed by Ben Stokes who played a couple of boundaries but was catch-out by Ashwin off his own bowling. Adil Rashid and Sam Curran built a partnership of 35-runs but after Rashid’s wicket, there was not much in-store. Sam Curran (24) and James Anderson (0) for England with India still to bat.

The test played between the two countries has been so enjoyed that it has become one amongst the most cherished match of cricket. The visitors had witnessed and enjoyed one of the finest first days of the test cricket.

by Vijay Singh | Thu, Aug 02 - 12:41 PM

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