Former England captain Michael Vaughan has lashed out at the national team for a forgettable outing with the bat against India in the ongoing first Test in Nottingham. England managed only 183 in their first innings after captain Joe Root won a good toss and asked India to bowl. Michael Vaughan lauded India’s terrific bowling performance and admitted the hosts looked at sea against the moving ball.
England lost their first wicket in the fifth ball of the innings as opener Rory Burns perished without scoring. The partnership of 42 between Dom Sibley and Zak Crawley and the 72-run stand between Joe Root and Jonny Bairstow were the only notable ones. Captain Root notched up a half-century and top-scored with 64, while Sam Curran finished unbeaten with a handy 27 off 37 deliveries.
Michael Vaughan took to his official Twitter handle and praised India bowlers’ for bowling magnificently. The 46-year old stated that England face those old problems with their Test batting line-up again as they seemed clueless against the moving ball. Bumrah, who took the first wicket, finished as the pick of the bowlers with figures of 20.4-4-46-4, while Mohammed Shami, Mohammed Siraj, and Shardul Thakur picked up the remaining six.
Below is Michael Vaughan’s tweet:
India have been excellent with the Ball today … Unfortunately for England,Old problems that have been around the Test Team arrived again … many techniques look at all sea against the moving ball … #ENGvIND … & once again we will get around 80 overs of cricket today !!!!!!!
— Michael Vaughan (@MichaelVaughan) August 4, 2021