IND Vs ENG 1st Test Match: The first day of the first Test being played between India and England in Chennai was the name of the visiting team. England won the toss and decided to bat first. Captain Root played an unbeaten 128-run innings in his 100th Test to prove the verdict right. But in the last over of the day’s play, Jasprit Bumrah tried his best to bring Team India back into the match by taking the crucial wicket of Sibley, who was playing at a score of 87.
England have scored 263 runs at the loss of three wickets till the end of the first day’s play. Barring Bumrah, no Indian bowler appeared to bother the England batsmen. Bumrah bowled 18.3 overs and took the wickets of Sibley and Lawrence for 40 runs.
Sachin-Srinath’s record broken
Jasprit Bumrah, who has become Team India’s number one bowler, is playing his first Test on Indian soil and he does not want to let go of making it special. Bumrah has had to wait a long time of 17 matches to play the first Test in India. Earlier, no Indian player had to wait so long to play on their own land.
Jaspreet Bumrah has also succeeded in defeating Srinath and Sachin Tendulkar. Srinath played 12 Tests on foreign soil after making his debut in Test cricket and then he got a chance to play his first Test in India. RP Singh also had to wait for 11 Tests to play in India. Sachin and Nehra made their debut in India after playing 10-10 matches on foreign soil.
In a short span of three years, Jasprit Bumrah has emerged as India’s most trusted bowler in Test cricket. Bumrah has taken 79 wickets in 17 Tests at an average of 21.59. Not only this, Bumrah has got five wickets in an innings on five occasions.