Indian pacemaker Umesh Yadav impressed everyone with his excellent bowling performance during the first innings against England in the running fourth Test at Kennington Oval in London. The right-hander picked up three wickets for 76 runs in 19 overs, including two girls.
Yadav gave the visitors a good start to picking two wickets early in the morning on the second day to reduce England to 65/5. Despite such a start, the home side were able to reach 290, with a 99-run lead over India.
As of Ollie Pous and Chris Woakes shines with the bat and breaks the respective half-centuries to inspire England’s return. But what went wrong for the tourists after a great start on the second day? Yadav himself shared his thoughts on it while speaking to reporters at the virtual press conference.
Yadav admitted that they made some mistakes by the English batsmen who regained the momentum. He reckoned that fast runs would be given away in the middle phase, which should not have happened.
‘The way we started our bowling, within 40 minutes, we took two wickets, after that we can say that it was a stray, because we conceded 40-45 runs in seven or eight overs, then the batsmen got the rhythm back and came in, they also learned what to do, ” says Yadav.
‘You try everything, but there is no support from the wicket, and after that, after bowlers conceded fourth, batsmen prevail and want to dominate them. ‘I feel we made a mistake, as we took the wickets, we should have kept tight, but I feel that a little more runs were conceded in the middle phase, which should not have been the case,’ added Yadav.
After bundling England for 290, Indian openers were able to hang around pretty well before officials announced the stumps. Rohit Sharma (20 no) and KL Rahul (22 no) took the total from India to 43/0.