The resurgent Mumbai Test of Day 1 wasn’t one to remember as both teams India and England gave a good shot but collapsed at some point at the Wankhede Stadium. The pressure was on England players as they are on the line to seeking a win to remain in contention in the advancing Test series.
The visitors got for what they stepped up efforts on the pitch especially the debutant Keaton Jennings essayed a flamboyant knock of 112 runs inclusive of 13 fours, sign of a perfect impact from the word go. Alastair Cook too played his part but was 4 runs short of making his half-delight before Parthiv stumped him off Jadeja’s ball.
Ravichandran Ashwin was the pick of the bowlers and was amongst the wickets this time, bagging four to his record. Ashwin’s approach was so important that England failed to make the cut while advancing. The first day summed up like England’s bright start to India’s good end.
This is how Twitter reacted to the Day 1 of India vs England Mumbai Test:
— Sir Ravindra Jadeja (@SirJadeja) December 8, 2016
— England Cricket (@englandcricket) December 8, 2016
Last three debut centurions for England
Matt Prior born Jo'burg
Jonathan Trott born Cape Town
Keaton Jennings born Jo'burg#IndvEng
— Mohandas Menon (@mohanstatsman) December 8, 2016
— Paul Collingwood (@Colly622) December 8, 2016
Congrats Keaton Jennings on a brilliant 100 on debut👏Very impressed with his approach & the way he played against the spinners👌 #INDvENG
— VVS Laxman (@VVSLaxman281) December 8, 2016
— luc (@AllSport4you) December 8, 2016
— Vishruth Kashyap (@vishruthuv) December 8, 2016
— Gameday (@Gameday_Asia) December 8, 2016
1 month isn't a long duration in test cricket.Before the 1st test,england lacked a solid opener. Now Hameed and Jennings nailed it #INDvENG
— SON OF GUN (@deepanthedude) December 8, 2016
— Kamalika Basu (@KamalikaBasu) December 8, 2016