England rookie pacer Ollie Robinson finally delivered the first breakthrough for England in the ongoing opening Test against India in Nottingham. At the stroke of lunch, Ollie Robinson dismissed Rohit Sharma, who seemed settled and departed when India was close to a 100-run opening stand. Sharma perished for a decent score of 36, while the tourists headed to lunch at 97-1, trailing by 86 runs.
The dismissal occurred in the third ball of the 38th over when Rohit Sharma played a hook shot, responding to the bouncer. However, the shot went as far as straight to Sam Curran, who snaffled the catch easily at backward square leg. The breakthrough was timely for England, who bowled well throughout the morning session without much reward.
India resumed their day at 21-0, reaching the score at stumps on day one after bowling out England for an underwhelming score of 183. The home side found it difficult to deal with India’s bowlers from the get-go, losing their first wicket in the opening over. Captain Joe Root was the top-scorer with 64 and his partnership of 74 with Jonny Bairstow was the highest of the innings. Jasprit Bumrah snapped the most number of wickets with four.
Below is the clip of Rohit Sharma’s dismissal affected by Ollie Robinson:
OUT! Rohit departs just at the stroke of Lunch ☝🏽
England finally get the breakthrough!
— Sony Sports (@SonySportsIndia) August 5, 2021