England wicketkeeper-batsman Jos Buttler has suffered a finger injury and has been sent to a local hospital for scans on day two of the first Test at Edgbaston.
Meanwhile, England pegged back once again picking three crucial wickets after India got off to a solid start. Shikhar Dhawan and Murali Vijay saw the new ball as James Anderson and Stuart Broad posed all sorts of difficulties.
In the meantime, Vijay survived a review off Anderson’s bowling. Although it looked close, the replay shows the ball was going down the leg.
The duo showed an utmost urgency in leaving the outside off deliveries and tiring the veteran seamers. However, they made most out if the loose deliveries in between. They quickly raised to the fifty run mark, their 24th 50-plus opening partnership outside the subcontinent.
However, things started to drift as young seamer Sam Curran catches India off guard. The ball moved from nowhere to thud right into Vijay’s pad but the on-field umpire turned it down. But England skipper Joe Root went with the solitary review and it showed all red in the replay.
KL Rahul and Dhawan followed shortly as Curran claimed his third wicket in the morning. Since then, Virat Kohli and Ajinkya Rahane saw things off to the lunch at the score of 76 for three.
Jos Buttler suffers an injury before being sent to hospital:
Meanwhile, Jos Buttler sustained an injury during India’s batting while fielding at the gully region. He hurt his middle finger in an attempt to complete a catch.
James Anderson bowls a driving length outside off, lures Kohli into the shot who edges in an attempt to drive the ball. The ball went low and to the left of the diving Lancashire-man, who managed to get a fingertip to it.
Buttler dived on to his left to claim one-handed catch of Virat Kohli and in the process injured his left middle finger. He will have his scans done at the local hospital.
Although Buttler was not among the runs in the first essay, it will be a big blow for England if fails to recover ahead of the second innings.
— England Cricket (@englandcricket) August 2, 2018
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