India rattles England, 57/4 at lunch


The Indian pacers rattled England as the hosts were reduced to 57 for 4 at lunch on Day 1 of the fourth Test at The Rose Bowl, Southampton. After winning the toss, England skipper Joe Root opted to bat first on a greenish surface that seemed to favor the fast bowlers. The Indian pacers, right from the start, exploited the conditions brilliantly, moving the ball both ways. In the third over of the morning, Jasprit Bumrah trapped Keaton Jennings (dismissed for a duck) in front of the stumps with an in-swinging delivery. England skipper Joe Root (4) followed Jennings soon as Ishant Sharma got rid of him in the eighth over. Although, Jonny Bairstow and Alastair Cook for a brief period, tried to steady the England ship but Bumrah yet again delivered for India dismissing Bairstow for 6 runs. Skipper Virat Kohli, later rook a sharp catch to send Alastair Cook packing for a score of 17 runs. For India, Jasprit Bumrah bagged two wickets while Ishant Sharma and Hardik Pandya chipped in with a wicket each. Jos Buttler (13) and Ben Stokes (12) were at the centre for England, when umpires decided to go for lunch on Day

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