As rain played the spoilsport, Day five of India vs England Test Match was abandoned and the first match ended in a draw on Sunday. With some stunning moments in the game, both the team played their part well. In the first innings, India managed to hold back the England side with just 183 runs and gained a lead of 95 runs while chasing. However, England managed to score 303 runs in the second innings offering a decent target of 208 to the Men in Blue. India got off with a good start in the run chase despite losing the wicket of KL Rahul for 26. India needed 157 more runs on Day 5 with nine wickets in hand. Might be an easy walk for Team India but the rain interrupted, ending the match in a draw. Both India and England will carry 4 points each now.
Virat Kohli’s Golden Duck
A major shocking moment in the match was the dismissal of Indian skipper Virat Kohli by James Anderson in the first ball resulting Indian skipper go back to the Pavilion with a golden duck. This was Kohli’s ninth duck as skipper, making him the Indian captain to have registered the most ducks in Test Cricket.
First Innings filled with action
Team India showed their actions with the bat and the ball in the first innings. England had put up a score of 183 runs. The Indian Openers Rohith Sharma and KL Rahul gave a good start in the game. KL Rahul maintained his excellent consistency in the first innings, as he scored 84 runs facing 214 balls. The Indian test duo of Pujara Kohli and Rahane disappointed the team as they left with single digits, even more, the skipper on a golden duck. However explosive Rishabh Pant scored 25 runs in 20 balls with a strike rate of 125. R. Jadeja’s game-saving 56 along with Bumrah’s knock of 28 moved the Indian side to a fairly high position with a lead of 95 runs.
Rooted innings by England Skipper
England captain Joe Root was declared man of the match, having scored a strike-filled half-century in the first innings and a century knock at the second innings. Root scored a total of 173 (280) with 25 fours in the match.
9 Boom-boom Wickets
Indian star bowler Jaspirit Bumrah is the most wicket-taker in the match, he took 4 wickets in the first innings and 5 wickets in the second innings.
Another interesting incident that happened was, when James Anderson escaped from an LBW by Bumrah, with the DRS, Bumrah bowled him out in the very next ball. Anderson left the pitch with a smile, as he knew it is not easy to escape from the wrath of Bumrah.