Nottingham | Rain in Nottingham puts an end to India’s hopes of winning the first Test against England. It was so raining that not even a single ball could be thrown. Following this, the first Test was declared a draw.
By the end of the fourth day, India, with nine wickets in hand, needed 157 runs to win. India scored 52 runs for the loss of one wicket. Rohit Sharma and Cheteshwar Pujara were at the crease with 12 runs each. KL Rahul got off to a good start with 26 runs. Stuart Broad took the wicket.
England were bowled out for 303 in the second innings. England took a 208-run lead. Joe Root, who scored a century, saved England from a major collapse. Jaspreet Bumra, who took five wickets, also injured England.
England started the fourth day with a score of 25 not out. Rory Burns and Dom Sibley were at the crease. Soon after, Burns’ wicket was taken by Mohammad Siraj. He scored 18 runs. Zack Crowley, who came in later, surrendered to Bumrak for six runs. Bomra also took the wicket of Dom Sibley who scored 28 runs.
But Captain Joe Root was standing on one side. Root scored 109 off 172 balls, including 14 fours, to give the team the upper hand. He caught the ball on Bumra’s ball and returned to the route. Johnny Bairstow scored 30, Dan Lawrence 25, Jose Butler 17, Sam Curran 32 and Oli Robinson 15.
Mohammad Siraj and Shardul Thakur took two wickets each while Mohammad Shamim took one wicket. England scored 183 and India 278 in the first innings.