England vs India 4th Test: On the first day of the fourth Test being played at The Oval in London, the bowlers got Team India back in the match. The Indian team was all out for just 191 runs in their first innings. After this, India dropped three wickets for 53 runs for England till the end of the first day’s play. During this, Rory Burns, Haseeb Hameed and Joe Root returned to the pavilion. Jasprit Bumrah took two and Umesh Yadav took one wicket for India. At stumps, David Malan returned unbeaten on 26 off 46 balls with the help of four fours and Craig Overton on one run.
Joe Root got out cheap
It was a matter of relief for India that Umesh Yadav made the in-form English captain Joe Root walk cheaply. Root got out after scoring 21 runs in 25 balls with the help of four fours. He was bowled by Umesh Yadav. Earlier, Haseeb Hameed 00 and Rory Burns were dismissed after scoring five runs.
We trail by 138 runs with 3 wickets down after a gripping first day
— England Cricket (@englandcricket) September 2, 2021
India’s innings reduced to 191 runs
After losing the toss, opting to bat first, the start of Team India was not good. Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul, running in excellent form, returned to the pavilion cheaply today. At the same time, Cheteshwar Pujara, who played an innings of 91 runs in the third Test, was once again out soon.
Rohit scored 11 runs in 27 balls with the help of one four, KL Rahul scored 17 runs in 44 balls with the help of three fours and Cheteshwar Pujara scored four runs in 31 balls with the help of one four. After this, captain Virat Kohli played an innings of 50 runs in 96 balls with the help of eight fours. During this, he also became the fastest batsman to score 23,000 runs in international cricket.
Ajinkya Rahane and Rishabh Pant once again disappointed everyone with their bat. Rahane scored 14 runs in 47 balls with a four. At the same time, Pant could only score 9 runs in 33 balls. Apart from this, Ravindra Jedja scored 10 runs in 34 balls with the help of two fours.
India had at one point lost their seven wickets for just 127 runs. But after this, Shardul Thakur played an incredible innings and took the team to a respectable score. He played an innings of 57 runs in 36 balls with the help of three sixes and seven fours. He also became the fastest batsman to score a fifty in Tests against England in England. Umesh Yadav and Jasprit Bumrah also kept walking as soon as Shardul was dismissed. Umesh scored 10 runs in 20 balls with a four. At the same time, Bumrah could not even open the account.
For England, Chris Woakes took four for 55 and Ollie Robinson took three wickets for 38 runs. Apart from this, James Anderson and Craig Overton also got one success each.