Out of favour Team India opener, Gautam Gambhir during his interview with the Times of India stated visitors should build on the great start they had in the fourth Test at the Ageas Bowl in Southampton. Indian bowlers produced a sensational performance on the opening day of the penultimate Test to bowl out England for 246 runs.
The hosts did make a comeback after losing their first six wickets for 86 runs. However, if somebody had asked them if they would bundle out England on 246 on day one of the fourth Test they would have grabbed it with both hands.
It was an excellent bowling performance by the fast bowler, Jasprit Bumrah, in particular. He bowled quite brilliantly with both the new and the old ball.
“I think England winning the toss and then getting bowled out for 246 was a brilliant effort by the Indian bowlers. The wicket looked really good. It swung a bit. I thought it was a very good wicket to bat, but the bowlers were outstanding again. England did make a comeback from 86/6. But I still felt it was India’s day, especially after losing the toss,” Gambhir said.
Gautam Gambhir praises India bowlers:
“When you can get the opposition out for 246 and then get off to a decent start without any loss. Obviously, India can take it from here and can look to dominate Day 2 from here. Probably I thought the bowlers were outstanding. Again Jasprit Bumrah was unbelievable. I thought it was a fantastic team effort from the bowlers’ point of view,” Gambhir said.
“It was India’s day. I feel India should be a happier side. In fact a much much happier side because 246 they would have taken it hands down especially after losing the toss and then obviously getting to a decent start and finishing the day without any loss. So one more good day tomorrow, India might be dominating the match and would be looking the make the series 2-2. So I think tomorrow will be exciting. Overall I thought it was completely India’s day today,” Gambhir said after the end of the opening day’s play of the fourth Test at the Ageas Bowl.
India posts 19 for no loss in its first innings before the stumps came off the groove at the Ageas Bowl.