England v. India: Ollie Robinson claims to have pulled out five gates for the first time


England 183: Root 64; Bumrah 4-46 & 25-0
India 278: Rahul 84, Jadeja 56; Robinson 5-85, Anderson 4-54
England has 70 tracks

Ollie Robinson’s five-man team continued the revival of England in the first test against India – but the sloth of the hosts on the field cost them the third day on Trent Bridge.

However, England missed two catches and missed four clear running chances to go away with a fall and a lost game from day two.

One was especially expensive. Ravindra Jadeja should have lost four, so she will earn a valuable 56.

He added 60 for the sixth rooster with KL Rahul, who was dropped by Joe Root 78 times for the second time, to later discard six tracks for 84.

India’s last three jokes added 73, and No. 10 Jasprit Bumrah climbed to 28, to increase his lead to 95.

Faced with such a deficit, England’s fragile strike was under pressure, but Rory Burns and Dom Sibley had no problem moving to 25-0 when the rain arrived frustratingly at 17:15 BST. Farcically, the game was abandoned a day later, even though the ground was bathed in the sun.

More bad weather is forecast for Saturday, which could potentially ruin the competition, which could still bring an intriguing conclusion.

England regrets what could have happened

It was a day full of events filled with a lively crowd, and a day that could have been even better for England had they been sharper on the pitch.

Just like when Sibley left Rahul on Thursday when he was 52, Dan Lawrence’s failure to run out to Jade could prove decisive in the outcome of this match.

Since Jadeja missed a lot, Lawrence’s throw from the blanket was supposed to go to goalkeeper Jos Buttler, but instead he aimed to hit the stump directly and miss.

England missed with three more shyness on the stumps – Bumrah could have been left without a goal before scoring, and Anderson was to blame this time for not aiming.

Taken away, he managed to cause chaos, at one stage taking Sam Curran for 14 in three deliveries, while the Indian tail waved for priceless prizes.

English master and apprentice

The revival of England was started on the second day by Master Anderson and was continued on Friday by Robinson, a bowler at the opposite end of his international career.

Robinson was banned after racist and sexist tweets were revealed on the first day of his New Zealand Test debut in June, but his performance on the field at Lord suggested he had the skills to succeed in cricket testing.

That suspicion was confirmed on the Trent Bridge, as it passed through the Indian lower row with a torturous length and seam movements.

Anderson had previously been involved in an exchange with Rahul when the hitter wanted to leave the field during a shower and was frustrated to see Root drop him, before making a beautiful delivery that was feathered behind him – the 620th test pawn that took him took over Indian player Anil Kumble, third on the list of all time.

Shardul Thakur made Anderson slip Root first, and then Robinson went to work. Jadeja skied to midfield, Mohammed Shami bowled one that bounced back, and Bumrah eventually held Stuart Broad well on a fine leg.

The combined return of Robinson and Anderson with nine infantry compensated for the fights between Broad and Curran and, as Robinson accepted the applause, there was a feeling that he could be an important part of England’s attack for some time to come.

Rahul and Jadeja show their worth

India was indebted to Rahul and Jadeja, two people who in other circumstances could have been left out.

Opener Rahul plays after Shubman Gill and Mayank Agarwal were injured, while Jadeja was dearer than colleague Ravichandran Ashwin.

Rahul kicked out the class. He barely managed to run from the side of his legs, instead he found the cover border with sweet drives.

Jadeja’s left-hander hurriedly pushed the ball off the floor, including Anderson’s pass over the square leg for six.

Bumrah’s late episode could have given India the momentum they brought into their bowling, only Burns and Sibley showed off some much-needed steel – Sibley was delighted when he got off the line with the 17th ball he faced.

The rain saved England from an extended inspection, and it was also bizarre to hear the announcement of leaving when the sun was shining brightly.

What they said – ‘surely only India can win from here’

Jonathan Agnew at a BBC special match: “It was really India’s day, they got a key lead of 95 runs with a few big shots towards the end. KL Rahul scored a big score of 84 but fell twice and England’s play was pretty bad.”

Former England captain Michael Vaughan: “The rain has certainly helped England, but surely only India can get a win from here. If England can take anything, they will be delighted with the draw.”

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