Finally, the International cricket resumed on the Indian soil after a 14-month sabbatical owing to the raging Covid-19 pandemic. The recommencement was marked with England’s tour to India, where both the teams are now playing the first Test in Chennai.
With the coin favouring the visitors- England, they chose batting, and their openers showed intent with the bat. Given the openers’ little experience on the subcontinent pitches, they gave rock-solid 63-run stand, much opposite to India’s expectations. Soon, Rory Burns was dismissed by Ravichandran Ashwin when England had aggregated 63 runs. The wicket came as a much-needed breakthrough ahead of the lunch.
Almost two overs later when England were at 63 only, the new batsman Daniel Lawrence was sent to the pavilion after a lighting delivery by Bumrah. Lawrence returned without getting a mark as he became a victim of leg-before-wicket.
Bumrah’s first Test wicket in India
India’s lanky pacer, who is featuring in the 18th Test for India, is surprisingly playing his first-ever Test on the Indian soil. Efforts paid off for India’s pacer as he got the wicket in the 1st session of Day 1 of his first Test in the host country, India.
The match started well in England’s favour, but after scalping two wickets ahead of the lunch, India were pretty much back in the game.