Oval Test: India fight back in final session of opening day

Umesh Yadav gets Joe Root
Joe Root is cleaned up by Umesh Yadav. Photo: Twitter/BCCI

London: England were 53/3 at stumps in response to India's 191 on day one of the fourth Test here on Thursday.

Jasprit Bumrah removed the openers Rory Burns and Haseeb Hameed in one over before Umesh Yadav castled the in-form Joe Root.

Virat Kohli made 50 off 96 balls while Shardul Thakur saved India's blushes with a whirlwind 57 off 36 balls and took the total to 191 in the final session. As many as seven wickets fell in the final session.

Shardul Thakur
Shardul Thakur made an entertaining fifty. Photo: Twitter/BCCI


England produced another top class bowling effort after winning the toss with Chris Woakes taking four wickets and Ollie Robinson taking three.

Robinson dismissed Kohli for the third time in the series with the India skipper departing after a well made fifty. 

India struggled against the moving ball in the morning session, struggling to 54 for three at lunch.

Root put India in to bat amid overcast conditions. Coming back from injury, Woakes made instant impact by having Rohit Sharma (11) caught behind in his first over.

Robinson gets Rahul
Ollie Robisnon traps K L Rahul in front of the wicket. Photo: Twitter/ICC

Robinson then trapped K L Rahul (17) with a ball that nipped backed in.

Cheteshwar Pujara followed an outswinger from James Anderson only to edge it to the wicketkeeper to leave India reeling at 39 for three.

Brief scores: India 191 all out in 61.3 overs (Virat Kohli 50, Shardul Thakur 57; James Anderson 1/41, Ollie Robinson 3/38, Chris Woakes 4/55, Craig Overton 1/49) vs England 53/3 in 17 overs (Joe Root 21, Dawid Malan batting 26; Jasprit Bumrah 2/15).

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