The first Test match between England and India is currently underway in Nottingham’s Trent Bridge. Both teams are fighting hard against each other to not allow an inch. Despite getting out cheaply in the first innings, England made a good fightback in the second innings.
Joe Root led the fightback with some fine batting display. He scored a sparkling fifty in the first innings but got out without converting it into a big score. But he didn’t make the same mistake again and notched up his 21st Test century.
However, he didn’t get any support from the other end. Jonny Bairstow tried to take on the Indian bowlers but perished while being too aggressive. Mohammed Siraj got better of him but forcing him to pull a short ball straight to Ravindra Jadeja.
Siraj celebrated this wicket by giving a finger-on-lip send-off to Bairstow after dismissing him for 30, which came in 50 balls including four boundaries.
Watch the video here;
SMASHED STRAIGHT TO THE MAN! 😌
Siraj sends-off Bairstow 🤫
— Sony Sports (@SonySportsIndia) August 7, 2021
England were batting 25/0 at the start of day four, still, 70 runs behind. Siraj drew the first blood by dismissing Rory Burns before Bumrah dismissed Zak Crawley in the following over. Dom Sibley played 133 balls but scored only 28 runs in the process before getting out to Bumrah. Root and Bairstow started to look threatening but the latter was removed by Siraj.
Root, meanwhile, kept going and notched up his four Test century of 2021 in the process. But Bumrah was too hot to handle for him as well and nicked one to Rishabh Pant behind the wickets after scoring 109. Thakur dismissed Dan Lawrence and Joss Buttler in his spell to give India a sniff to dismiss England in the final session.
Bumrah did the rest by cleaning up the tail in no time and bagged the sixth five-wicket haul of his Test career. England scored 303 in the second innings and gave India a target of 209 runs.