Virat Kohli back could not take the strain of carrying India’s batting at Lord’s last week but support finally arrived in Nottingham as his side enjoyed their best day of the series.
Whiling way time when rain disrupt cricket is not an easy task , in that sense, the Lord’s Test was a tough assignment- more time was pent looking out for clear weather that seeing Indian batsman stay at the crease.
One key takeaway from the second test thought was the fitness of Jasprit Bumrah. During the umpteen rain breaks, the pacer was seen heading to the indoor nets as well as practice the Nursery End nets when rain relented. On such sighting his plaster was off left hand.
Virat Kohli was frustrated to be dismissed three runs short of his century but another captains knock inspired India on their best batting day of the series in the third Test against England at Trent Bridge on Saturday.
Kohli looked posed to mark the first test for 63 years in England to start on a Saturday with a serene ton until Adil Rashid’s spin beat him, but Indian batsman did most to guide them to 307/6 by close on first day.
Skipper Kohili and Rahane put on a stand of 159 for the fourth wicket to lift India back into the series.
After day 1 completed India scored 307/6 runs in 87 overs, Virat Kohli (97), A Rahane (81). Rishabh Pant is debut and he is scored 22 runs not out.
England bowler , Chris Woakes picked 3 wickets and J Anderson, S Broad and A Rashid , each picked one wickets in day 1.