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India vs England 1st Test, Day 1 Highlights: How Shami, Shardul & Burmah slayed the Three Lions

India vs England, IND vs ENG 1st Test, Day 1 Highlights: Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul remained unbeaten on 9 runs each as India ended Day 1 without losing any wicket.

By: Sports Desk |
Updated: August 4, 2021 11:41:44 pm
HighlightsIndia's Mohammad Siraj, second left, celebrates with teammates the dismissal of England's Zak Crawley during the first day of first Test. (AP Photo)

India vs England (IND vs ENG) 1st Test, Day 1 Highlights: At the end of Day 1 of the first Test at Trent Bridge, India were 21/0 after bowling out England for 183. Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul remained unbeaten on 9 runs each as the visitors trailed by 162 runs in their first innings.

Earlier, England lost their remaining six wickets for just 45 runs in the day’s third and final session and were bundled out for 183 in their first innings.  At one stage they were 138/3 but were thwarted by the brilliant seam bowling of Jasprit Bumrah (4/46), Mohammed Shami (3/28) and Shardul Thakur (2/41).

For the hosts, skipper Joe Root made 64 off 108 balls as the others failed miserably to stand up to the Indian pace bowling attack.  It was England who won the toss and opted to bat against India in the first Test on Wednesday. One notable change in the Indian playing XI is the omission of spinner R Ashwin, who was benched to shore up the batting. KL Rahul is set to open with Rohit Sharma while pacers Shardul Thakur and Mohammed Siraj replaced Ashwin and Ishant Sharma from the last Test match.

India Playing XI: Virat Kohli (captain), Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul, Cheteshwar Pujara, Ajinkya Rahane, Rishabh Pant (wk), Shardul Thakur, Ravindra Jadeja, Mohd Siraj, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohd Shami.

England Playing XI: Rory Burns, Dominic Sibley, Zak Crawley, Joe Root(c), Jonny Bairstow, Daniel Lawrence, Jos Buttler(w), Sam Curran, Ollie Robinson, Stuart Broad, James Anderson.

Match EndedIndia tour of England, 2021 - 1st Test


183 (65.4) u0026 303 (85.5)


278 (84.5) u0026 52/1 (14.0)
Match Ended ( Day 5 - 1st Test )
England drew with India

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India vs England 1st Test Highlights: England won the toss and opted to bat first at Trent Bridge. Jonny Bairstow and Dan Lawrence took their places in England’s middle-order against an India attack that did not include Ravichandran Ashwin.

23:09 (IST)04 Aug 2021

India's openers make it through to stumps on Day 1. KL Rahul and Rohit Sharma have hung in well to help Team India end the opening day on a high. But the question remains if India takes a big first-innings lead? A lot will depend on how Rahul and Rohit start. England will also look to hit back hard with their bowlers. An exciting day of cricket awaits us tomorrow.

23:02 (IST)04 Aug 2021
At Stumps, Rohit & Rahul keep IND steady

STUMPS | Ind trail by 162 runs | Job well done by the Indian openers as they hung in there despite the bowl doing much of the talking. A tough day for England but they will look to bounce back tomorrow. IND - 21/0 (13)

22:56 (IST)04 Aug 2021
Sam Curran into the attack

The left-arm seamer has been brought into the attack by captain Joe Root in the 12th over and Curran pitches one up and Rahul has a big feel for it. The bowler would have probably want to pull the length back a bit but that is the first sight India have offered. IND- 21/0 

22:43 (IST)04 Aug 2021
Will Rohit survive another 20 mins of play

Rohit Sharma looks in good touch so far. He has scored 1094 runs in 19 innings in Tests since the start of 2019 averaging 60.7. Of the 130 batsmen to have faced 10+ innings in the timeline only Williamson (68.3), Labuschagne (66.8) and Smith (63.9) average more.

22:32 (IST)04 Aug 2021
Classy cover drive from Rohit

Rohit Sharma leans into the wide half-volley from Broad

22:27 (IST)04 Aug 2021
A steady start for IND

KL Rahul and Rohit Sharma have hit a boundary each and kept the visitors steady so far. Did you know- This is the 1st time in a Test innings in England that 4 batsmen from the home team got out without scoring against India.

22:13 (IST)04 Aug 2021
IND resume with Rohit and Rahul

Stuart Broad begins from the Pavilion End. Incidentally, England hasn't won either of the two Trent Bridge Tests since 2015. And Rohit Sharma is off the mark with a boundary ( a streaky one) but that will settle down some nerves. IND- 4/0 after 1 over

21:57 (IST)04 Aug 2021
England are bowled out for 183

The nagging partnership between Curran and Anderson is brought to an end by Bumrah. From 138/3 they have been bowled for 183. Advantage India. but a tricky session ahead for India’s top order to close out the first day. 

21:32 (IST)04 Aug 2021
Curran throws the kitchen sink

Sam Curran is going for it all because he knows he needs to score quickly now with only one wicket left -- and Jimmy Anderson batting at the other end.

21:30 (IST)04 Aug 2021
England are in deep trouble

Quick couple of wickets by Shardul Thakur and Jasprit Bumrah and England are in deep trouble at 160/9. Sam Curran is trying to throw in the kitchen sink, knowing he needs to score quickly now with only one wicket left -- and Jimmy Anderson batting at the other end…


21:10 (IST)04 Aug 2021
Root! LBW

Shardul Thakur gets the big wicket of Joe Root! Massive moment in the game. The wickets keep on coming! Another one from Thakur, he gets 2 dismissals in a matter of 4 deliveries. England are desperately missing the services of Ben Stokes. ENG- 159/8

ENG- 155/7 

21:04 (IST)04 Aug 2021
Root continues to counter-attack

Banged in short by Mohammed Siraj and Joe Root pulls it away for a boundary. Wickets may be falling around him, but the England captain looks in imperious form. ENG- 151/6

20:58 (IST)04 Aug 2021
OUT! Second wicket for Bumrah!

Deserved that wicket, intense pressure from the two experienced quicks led to that wicket. Eighteen ball duck for Buttler. ENG 145/6

20:39 (IST)04 Aug 2021
Gone! Sizzling Shami on fire

BACK after tea with Dan Lawrence about to face the remainder of a Shami over. AND ITS A WICKET! Shami is on fire and he gets Lawrence. ENG- 138/5 

20:30 (IST)04 Aug 2021
WICKET! Tea on Day 1

India hit back at the stroke of Tea with Shami getting rid of Bairstow. England lose their 4th wicket for 138. However, India had to go for the review after the umpire did not give the batsman out. This time Shardul Thakur, standing at mid-on convinces his captain. No bat involved and three reds are gone.  What an end to the session. Butter and Curran come in next and we are in for a an exciting next hour of play. ENG- 138/4 after 50.2 ovs

20:07 (IST)04 Aug 2021
Fifty for Joe Root

Fifty for Joe Root! A half-century in 89 balls which includes 9 boundaries. England's all-time leading scorer is making it a day to remember. ENG: 134/6

19:51 (IST)04 Aug 2021
50 run stand between Root and Bairstow

England's most trusted pair, Joe Root and Jonny Bairstow have fought well and now the partnership between the two is 50 off 112 balls. India continues to search for a breakthrough with Siraj and Bumrah, both having bowled 10 over spells so far. ENG- 116/3.

19:48 (IST)04 Aug 2021
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19:47 (IST)04 Aug 2021
Change of ends

Change now at the Pavilion End, a good probing holding spell from Shardul Thakur. Jasprit Bumrah, who has bowled 10 overs so far and conceded 24 runs, is back into the attack. ENG 116/3 after 46 ovs.

19:35 (IST)04 Aug 2021
Root leads England reply

43 overs have been bowled and almost halfway through the day. England, after being put under immense pressure in the early half of the day, are doggedly fighting back. IND needs to capitalise on every opportunity. Meanwhile, Joe Root has motored along to 41. ENG- 110/3 after 43 ovs

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