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An amazing display of seam and swing bowling by Mohammed Shami, Jasprit Bumrah, Shardul Thakur and Mohammed Siraj and yet another collapse by England’s batting-unit has helped Team India end the first day in style with them trailing the home side by 162 runs with 10 wickets intact.

Having lost the toss again, India got off to a sensational start as Jasprit Bumrah trapped England opener Rory Burns plumb in front in the very first over.

It was the perfect set-up by Bumrah as he got a series of deliveries to move across Burns’ bat before getting one to jag back into him sharply to pin him right in front.

Burns proceeded to challenge the call but the on-field call remained as ball tracking confirmed that it clipped the stumps.

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Zak Crawley looked in good touch during his 68-ball 27 as he played some exquisite drives but just as it looked that he and Dom Sibley would take England just one down at Lunch, Mohammed Siraj struck in the 21st over.

Crawley had survived earlier in the over when Siraj got one to jag back into him. The Indians challenged the on-field call for caught-behind but ultra edge confirmed that there was daylight between the bat and the ball.

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Kohli pumped after DRS call gets vindicated [Image-Twitter]

However, he wasn’t lucky on the second instance when Siraj once again got one to nip back into him with a scrambled seam. And, this time, India got their review bang on target as Ultra-Edge confirmed that the ball had kissed Crawley’s bat.

Bumrah and Siraj may have claimed the wickets in the first session but once again it was Mohammed Shami, who was the pick of the Indian bowlers.

The right-hander bowled slightly fuller length as compared to the WTC final but repeatedly endured plays and misses.

Twitter Reacts As India Dominate The Opening Day Of The Nottingham Test Against England
Mohammed Shami was the pick of the Indian bowlers [Image-Twitter]

The lady luck finally smiled on Shami after the Lunch break as Dom Sibley ended up flicking a leg-side delivery straight to KL Rahul at short mid-wicket.

With England reeling at 3/66, skipper Joe Root took it upon himself to resurrect the innings.

Root looked in brilliant touch right from the outset as he took full toll on anything that was wide or too full besides rotating the strike regularly.

Twitter Reacts As India Dominate The Opening Day Of The Nottingham Test Against England
Joe Root. (Credits: Twitter)

The English captain, en-route to his 50th Test half-century, went on to leapfrog Alastair Cook to become the leading run-scorer for England in international cricket.

Jonny Bairstow, on the other hand, played cautiously during his 70-ball 29 and he went on to stitch 74 runs for the 4th wicket.

But just as it looked that the duo were threatening to take the game away from India, Virat Kohli once again nailed the DRS call as Mohammed Shami pinned Bairstow plumb in front.

England lost 7/45 as Team India seamers run riot

Shami (3/28)  and India picked up from where they had left in the afternoon session as the former strangled Dan Lawrence down the leg-side to reduce England to 5/138.

Watch: Shardul Thakur Knocks Over Joe Root And Ollie Robinson In One Over
Watch: Shardul Thakur Knocks Over Joe Root.

5/138 soon became 6/145 and then 7/155 as Bumrah knocked over an out-of-depth Jos Buttler for an 18-ball duck before Shardul Thakur trapped the dangerman Joe Root plumb in front for 64.

One brought two for Shardul as Ollie Robinson, in an attempt to pull the swing bowler, ended up hitting it straight to Mohammed Shami at mid-on.

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Jasprit Bumrah celebrates with his teammates [Image-Twitter]

Jasprit Bumrah trapped Stuart Broad’s plumb in front before Sam Curran threw his bat around to get some handy runs for England.

Bumrah (4/46) eventually knocked over James Anderson to ensure England finish at 183 in 65.4 overs.

Indian openers Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul did brilliantly to negate the testing phase of 13 overs to ensure that the visitors went at Stumps in a commanding position with all their wickets intact.

Here’s how Twitter reacted-

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