In the fourth Test match of five-match Test series, India displayed a phenomenal performance in the game early on. England won the fourth consecutive toss against India. With India shining with the ball at Ageas Bowl, Virat Kohli pouched a low stunner to see Hardik Pandya sending out of form Alastair Cook back to the hut.
However, the toss selection once again proved the blessing in disguise for Indian Cricket Team. Indian bowlers managed it to count early on.
India decided to go with an unchanged playing XI at the Rose Bowl. It was the first same playing eleven from that of the previous Test under the leadership of Virat Kohli.
Indian bowlers managed to hit the bull’s eye early on during the innings, and the host team is completely struggling to find a good total.
Jasprit Bumrah was the man to draw the first blood drop of England inning. Keaton Jennings was the first man to depart who once again looked harmless for India.
Bumrah bowled him a jaffa that trapped Jennings right in front of the wickets.
The skipper of England team, Joe Root could not make a count after getting a life. Jasprit Bumrah earlier struck him on the pad; however, a no-ball guaranteed him yet another chance. Although, he hit some good looking shots that find the middle of the bat.
Cook once again failed miserably to put a good show. Although, he struck some good looking shots that find the middle of the bat, he could not capitalise on the momentum.
The opening batsman, Cook, was the fourth wicket to depart. He scored 17 runs while facing 55 balls. His brief knock included three boundaries.
England Vs India 2018: Virat Kohli takes a spectacular catch; Hardik Pandya claims Alastair Cook.
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It was Hardik Pandya, who gave the wicket of Cook followed by an excellent low catch from Indian skipper, Kohli.
The ball took the shoulder of the willow and moved to the slip cordon region where Kohli did rest of the work.