England could not have asked for a better start after they lost the all-important toss and were put into bowl on a pitch that is expected to take a sharp turn right from the first day of the second Test match against India.
Playing in just his 2nd Test match, young fast bowler Olly Stone took just three balls to make an impact in the game as he dismissed opener Shubman Gill, who registered the maiden Test duck of his career. It all happened on the third ball of the second over of the Indian innings when Shubman Gill completely misjudged the line of the ball and was trapped plumb in front of the wickets.
In anticipation that the ball will go straight to the keeper, Shubman Gill shouldered arms to a delivery that jagged back in at pace to hit his front pad.
It looked absolutely plumb from the moment it hit the pad and as expected the English team roared in unison and to their delight, the umpire too agreed with them and adjudged Shubman Gill leg-before wicket.
It was a good start for England who has fielded a completely different bowling attack to the one that featured in their 227-run victory earlier this week.
Olly Stone, Stuart Broad, and Moeen Ali have come in for Jofra Archer, James Anderson, and Dom Bess. India, on the other hand, have also made two changes to their playing 11 that was hammered in the first Test.
Shahbaz Nadeem, Jasprit Bumrah, and Washington Sundar have made way for the debutant Axar Patel, Mohammed Siraj, and Kuldeep Yadav.
Meanwhile, post the first wicket, India have recovered appreciably with opener Rohit Sharma taking the attack to the English bowling attack. Sharma has thus far struck eight fours and a six in his brisk half-century.