Advantage India as bowlers bounce back to restrict England to 285/9 on Day 1 of Edgbaston test

Advantage India as bowlers bounce back to restrict England to 285/9 on Day 1 of Edgbaston test

Indian bowlers came to the rescue for team India on Day 1 of the Edgbaston test against England as they restricted the host to 285/9 at the end of the day's play.

England, opting to bat first after winning the toss, did not have the best of start as they lost their opener Alistair Cook in the 9th over for the score of 26 after spin wizard Ashwin clean bowled the former England captain who could only manage 13 runs.

Capatain Joe Root and opener Jeanings steadied the ship with a 62 run 2nd wicket partnership but the Indian pacer had other plans as Mohammad Shami started his share of wickets, bowling with great control and pace.

The pace trio kept the pressure on from both the end although Joe Root (80) and Jonny Bairstow (70) kept the scorecard ticking with their fluent stroke play and looked set to set up a huge first innings score.

But a brilliant throw from Captain Kohli from the deep helped India run out Joe Root at a crucial stage of the match which paved the way for a down fall for the hosts as Bairstow continued a lone brave innings afterwards. In came Umesh Yadav and Ravichandran Ashwin for another spells and turned out to be the turning point of the match to restrict the English batsmen to a below par score at stumps on day 1 of the Edgbaston test.

SCORE: England 285/9 (J Root 80, J Bairstow 70) | India (R Ashwin 4/60, M Shami 2/64)

(Featured Image – Hindustan Times)

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