Feel Dinesh Karthik In the was in a stronger position to win the Trent Bridge Test than the hosts who penetrated on the final day, who were then completely flushed out and ended the first of a series of five games in a stalemate.
Virat Kohli’s team required another 157 runs on day 5 England need to pick 9 wickets – India lost KL Rahul by the end of day 4. The intriguing fifth day, however, experienced persistent rain, and not a single ball was bowled.
Dinesh Karthik, who continues his performance with Sky Sports as a commentator, believes that the visitors would take much more positively from the Nottingham Test than England would do.
“I think India definitely had the upper hand the last day. “India will draw a lot more from this match than England would do – overall they played very good cricket,” Dinesh Karthik told Sky Sports.
Bumrah set the tone in the first over: Dinesh Karthik
The 36-year-old Kolkata Knight Riders player praised Jasprit Bumrah for setting up India’s dominant stand from the first game. The speed pilot set up the opener Rory Burns brilliantly: with four consecutive shooters, Bumrah Burns pulled over and then moved one swinger who made the batsman miss the ball and hit him in front of the stumps.
After a disappointing WTC final in June against New Zealand, Bumrah storms back into shape with 9 wickets in the match – 4 in the first innings and 5 in the second – stopping England from setting a bigger goal for India not.
Dinesh Karthik praised India’s entire pass attack of 4 men; he also likes the intent with which the Indian batsmen batted in their second innings, hitting 52 runs quickly from the chase.
“Bumrah set the tone in the first over and set up Rory Burns as he did, the bowling unit was good and I thought the batsmen came with a lot of purpose,” the Tamil Nadu cricketer added.
The second Test at Lord’s begins Thursday (August 12).