England opener Rory Burns died in the first half of the opening day of the First Test in Nottingham without alarming the scribes. Jasprit Bumrah, taking the new ball, made the cut when England got into trouble early on. The referee hardly hesitated to lift his finger when the ball hit Burns’ ball; however, upon review, it showed the referee’s reputation.
The expulsion came in the fifth ball of the first overs when Jasprit Bumrah hit him full and straightened to hit the inside edge. The referee raised his finger; however, after some deliberation, the southpaw checked it. But ball tracking showed the delivery hit right in the top center. As a result, Burns had to do without scoring.
Previously, English captain Joe Root won the throw and decided to hit first. The young batsman Ollie Pope was absent due to an injury and paved the way for Jonny Bairstow. The hosts have chosen four fast bowlers with Sam Curran, Ollie Robinson, James Anderson and Stuart Broad. India also made headway without a frontline spinner, opting for Bumrah, Mohammed Shami, Mohammed Siraj and Shardul Thakur.
Below is the clip of Rory Burns’ wicket captured by Jasprit Bumrah:
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