India on 191, Jasprit Bumrah leads India’s fightback. India was bundled for just 191 runs in the first innings of the fourth Test at the Oval. However, India ended the day on top by picking up three important wickets. Jasprit Bumrah dismissed England’s openers Rory Burns (5) and Haseeb Hameed (0), while Umesh Yadav scalped the important wicket of Joe Root. England finished 53/3 on Day 1.
Chris Woakes, who made a comeback, was the pick of bowlers with four wickets. Ollie Robinson finished with three, while James Anderson and Craig Overton picked one each.
England skipper Joe Root won the toss and elected to bowl. England pacers dominated the first session by dismissing Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul, and Cheteshwar Pujara. Jadeja who came ahead of Rahane was sent back by Chris Woakes for just 10 runs.
Indian skipper Virat Kohli played a sensible inning scored a half-century. He set himself to play a big inning but edged Robinson to Bairstow. Ajinkya Rahane failed once again and went for 14. Risabh Pant gave a simple catch to Moeen Ali after trying to play a big shot off Chris Woakes.
Tail ender Shardul Thakur started to counterattack the England bowlers. He starred with the bat by scoring a quick 57 off just 36 balls. Thakur recorded the fastest fifty by any batsman on English soil. His blistering half-Century came off in 31 balls.
Jasprit Bumrah removed both the openers in the same over (4). On the cusp of stumps, Umesh clean bowled Joe Root for 21. David Malan and Overton are at the crease. England trail by 138 runs with seven wickets in hand.