England was bowled out for 183 in their first innings on the opening day of the first Test at Trent Bridge. England looked decent at 138/4, but collapsed soon and lost the remaining six wickets for just 45 runs in the third session. India made one change in the playing XI. Shardul Thakur replaced Ravichandran Ashwin.
Indian team dominated the match with their seam-bowling attack. England’s batsmen failed to stand up against the pace of the Indian bowlers. England skipper Joe Root top-scored with 64 off 108 balls.
Indian Yorker specialist Jasprit Bumrah was the pick of the bowlers with four wickets, while the senior pacer Mohammed Shami struck thrice in his 17 overs. Shardul Thakur picked up two wickets in the same over, which included the crucial wicket of Joe Root. Mohammed Siraj ended up 1/48.
England decided to bat after winning the toss. Jasprit Bumrah stunned England with a wicket in the very first over of the match. He trapped Rory Burns in front of the wickets. England top-order failed to score quick runs without losing their wickets. Joe Root and Jonny Bairstow had a partnership of 72 runs, which looked like a threat for India. Later India had a successful review to get the wicket of Bairstow. Bairstow made a contribution of 29 runs with his bat.
All-rounder Sam Curran scored a quick 27 off 37 balls to add some crucial runs down the order. Indian openers KL Rahul and Rohit Sharma stood steady against the English pacers and remained unbeaten on 9 runs each. India finished 21/0 at stumps on day 1.