Leading Indian pacemaker Jasprit Bumrah was at his best on day 1 of the current first Test between England and India Wednesday at Trent Bridge in Nottingham.
Bumrah showed his highest class and helped India put together England for 183 in 65.4 overs. It was the third lowest total that a team managed against India on the first day of a Test match outside Asia. Bumrah gave India their first breakthrough in the opening of the match by catching Rory Burns in front of a duck.
The Ahmedabad native also sent back the English wicketkeeper-batsman Jos Buttler for nothing. Bumrah also played an important role in removing the English tail by removing the discharge of such things Stuart Broad (4) and James Anderson (1) with its traditional complete deliveries.
Bumrah’s act to remove Anderson grabbed the maximum blindfold when the Indian speedboat harvested an absolute ripper to tackle England’s innings for 183. The red leather breaks Anderson’s defense to rattle the base of his stump.
Here is the video:
ENGLAND HAS BEEN EXPANDED FOR 183 !! ☝🏽
This time there is no leg in between 😉
– Sony Sports (@SonySportsIndia) 4 August 2021
‘We are in a good position’: Mohammed Shami
Apart from Bumrah, his partner Mohammed Shami also put in an impressive performance for the batting unit of England. He scored three headers for 28 runs, including the crucial wicket of Jonny Bairstow (29).
After the end of the days game, Shami mentioned that his team in a ‘good position’ after bowling out the hosts for 183. He claimed they should now focus on batting and put a few runs on the scoreboard.
‘It’s clear that I think 183 should make a good score and take the lead. We are in a good position, because every team you bowl out for 183 at home is a good performance, ” Shami said at the post-day press.
‘Now the thing is that we have to concentrate on the first hour, and in my opinion the ball did not do much, the way we bowled in the day, we bowled in the right length and consequently you got wickets. I think we need to focus, and (it) does not matter if it is 183 or 283; you have to focus a little and add runs, ‘ he added.