England scored 53 runs for the loss of three wickets at the end of the first day’s play after India were bundled out for 191 in the fourth Test of the series at Kennington Oval.
The English team is currently trailing by 138 runs on the basis of first innings and David Malan (26) and Craig Overton (1) are present at the crease till the stumps.
cheap Indian innings
The Indian batsmen disappointed in the first innings in front of the England fast bowlers.
The Indian team, which lost three wickets for 54 runs till lunch, was piled up in just 61.3 overs.
Shardul Thakur scored the highest 57 runs for India. Apart from him, captain Virat Kohli scored 50 runs. On the other hand, Chris Woakes took the highest four wickets for England.
Kohli completes 23,000 international runs
Indian captain Virat Kohli scored 27th fifty of his Test career. During this, he has made another record in his name. The 32-year-old Kohli has completed his 23,000 runs in international cricket on the first day of Tests. He has reached this figure in the fewest innings.
Kohli scored 50 runs in 96 balls with the help of eight fours.
Thakur hit a quick half-century
Shardul Thakur, who came to bat in difficult conditions, completed his second half-century in just 31 balls.
This is the second fastest half-century for India in Tests behind Kapil Dev (30 balls).
Thakur scored 57 runs in 36 balls with the help of seven fours and three sixes. He added 63 for the eighth wicket with Umesh Yadav.
England lost three wickets
Indian pacer Jasprit Bumrah got off to a poor start for the hosts by taking the wickets of both the England openers.
Meanwhile, Rory Burns (5) and Haseeb Hameed (0) could not do much.
At the same time, Umesh Yadav took the wicket of captain Joe Root shortly before the end of the day’s play. Root scored 21 runs and was dismissed as the third wicket for a team score of 52.