The first Test between India and England at Trent Bridge ended in a draw after rain washed out the final day’s play on Sunday. The second match of the five-test series is scheduled at Lord’s from Thursday.
The Trent Bridge stadium remained under covers throughout the entire day (AP Photo)
- India were 52 for 1 chasing 209 for victory but rain prevented any play on Day 5
- The match officials decided to call off the game after rain washed out two sessions
- The second match of the five-test series is scheduled at Lord’s from Thursday
The fifth and final day of the first Test between India and England has been called off without a ball bowled, therefore, the match ended in a draw at Trent Bridge on Sunday. The match officials decided to call off the game after rain washed out two sessions.
India were 52 for 1 chasing 209 for victory but they couldn’t come out to bat on the final day due to persistent rain in Nottingham. The second Test between India and England is scheduled to be played at the Lord’s from Thursday.
Earlier on Day 4, England captain Joe Root hit his 21st Test century but India maintained a slight upper hand going into the final day at Trent Bridge.
Root made 109 to drag his side out of the doldrums and set India a tricky 209-run victory target on the penultimate day of the bowler-dominated contest on Saturday.
Root had top-scored in his side’s first innings total of 183 and his century proved the bedrock of England’s 303 in the second innings. Jasprit Bumrah was the standout bowler for India with 5 for 64, it was his 6th five-wicket haul in Test cricket.
India were 52-1 at stumps, still needing 157 runs to go 1-0 up in the five-match series that marks the beginning of a new World Test Championship cycle.
Rohit Sharma was batting on 12 after losing his opening partner KL Rahul, who made 26. Cheteshwar Pujara hit three boundaries in his unbeaten 12 after an engrossing day at Trent Bridge.
England were shot out for 183 in their first innings with Jasprit Bumrah taking 4 wickets. India then replied with 278 to take a 95-run first innings lead thanks to KL Rahul (84) and Ravindra Jadeja’s (56) half-centuries.
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