Cricket: Rohit falls before lunch, India eye lead against England
NOTTINGHAM, England : India lost opener Rohit Sharma on the stroke of lunch but looked on course for a handy lead replying to England's first-innings total of 183 in the opening test on Thursday.The tourists dominated the second day's morning session with the opening stand inching towards the century mark
LinkedIn NOTTINGHAM, England : India lost opener Rohit Sharma on the stroke of lunch but looked on course for a handy lead replying to England's first-innings total of 183 in the opening test on Thursday.The hosts left out spinner Jack Leach, opting for a seam-only attack in the first match of the five-test series, which also marks beginning of the new World Test Championship (WTC) cycle.LinkedIn NOTTINGHAM, England : India bundled out England for 183 with an impressive display of seam bowling to put themselves in a commanding position after day one of the opening test on Wednesday.Share this content Bookmark NOTTINGHAM, England: England captain Joe Root made an unbeaten half-century but India seamer Mohammed Shami's double strike restricted the hosts to 138-4 at tea on the opening day of the first test at Trent Bridge on Wednesday.
The tourists dominated the second day's morning session with the opening stand inching towards the century mark when Ollie Robinson bounced out Rohit for 36, earning a breakthrough for the hosts.India were 97-1 at the break with KL Rahul on 48 and looking determined to impress after injury setbacks to Shubman Gill and Mayank Agarwal handed him an opportunity to open the innings alongside Rohit.With Ben Stokes taking an indefinite break from the game prioritising his mental health, England brought back fellow all-rounder Sam Curran and batsman Jonny Bairstow.Resuming on 21 for no loss, both the openers looked largely comfortable against the seaming ball at Trent Bridge.Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul were both batting on nine and looked comfortable against the seaming ball at Trent Bridge.Rohit hit six boundaries and could not resist the temptation when Robinson banged it short and the opener's wild swing sent the ball flying to Sam Curran at backward short leg."Looks like a good track and the sun's out.The first match of the five-test series between the teams marks the beginning of a new World Test Championship cycle.Zak Crawley drove and pulled with confidence and was looking good before falling to Mohammed Siraj in an eventful over after making 27.
England have opted for a seam-only attack, while India have all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja as their lone spin option.Advertisement Advertisement For India, KL Rahul will partner Rohit Sharma at the top of the batting order after first choice opener Shubman Gill returned home with a shin injury and Mayank Agarwal was ruled out of the test having suffered a blow to his helmet in training.After Root elected to bat, Bumrah (4-46) gave India a perfect start by dismissing Rory Burns lbw for a duck in the first over.(Reporting by Amlan Chakraborty in New Delhi; editing by Toby Davis) Source: Reuters.
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