England on top on day one of fourth Test against India as Joe Root’s side take three early wickets to leave tourists 54-3 at lunch
- England won the toss and chose to field on day one of the fourth Test vs India
- The hosts’ decision appeared justified as they took three wickets before lunch
- India captain Virat Kohli and Ravindra Jadeja are at the crease with India 54-3
The morning session of the first day of the fourth Test firmly went to England as they took out India’s top-order batsmen.
India lost three wickets before lunch to go in at 54-3 at the Kia Oval on Thursday.
The fit-again and recalled Chris Woakes struck in the eighth over of the Test as Rohit Sharma nicked on to reinstated wicket-keeper Jonny Bairstow.
Chris Woakes (centre), on his Test cricket return, celebrates taking the wicket of Rohit Sharma
Ollie Robinson roars with delight after trapping KL Rahul lbw to leave India 28-2 at the Kia Oval
That left India on 28-1 and the tourists struggled at the crease for the next five overs as they only scored one run.
And in that over they were 28-2 as KL Rahul was then had lbw off the bowling of Ollie Robinson.
Cheteshwar Pujara was the next one to fallen with the evergreen James Anderson taking his scalp as he was caught behind by Bairstow.
India will be relying on talisman and captain Virat Kohli to steer them out of trouble alongside Ravindra Jadeja at the crease.
The evergreen James Anderson was again among the wickets, dismissing Cheteshwar Pujara
Virat Kohli will be India’s main man once again as the captain looks to restore their first innings
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