Cheteshwar Pujara © Getty Images (File Photo)
Cheteshwar Pujara © Getty Images (File Photo)

Jul 9, 2014


India lost the wicket of Cheteshwar Pujara and Virat Kohli right after lunch on Day One of the first Test. India are 107 for three. James Anderson disguised the slower incoming delivery which left Pujara surprised. Kohli was done in by Stuart Broad caught in the slips for one.


India strolled in the first session reaching 106 for one at lunch. The wicket didn’t have anything to assist the pacers with dry grass hardly offering any movement. The pacers were struggling on changing the angle of delivery to fox the batsmen. Skipper Alastair Cook brought in a short mid-on to create chances off a drive. Pujara was beaten by an incoming delivery and Ian Bell dived to his right to pluck a stunning catch.


The most talked about aspect since morning was the behaviour of the wicket. Known for its green tinge and assistance for pacers, Trent Bridge has been one of the better places to bowl first. However the wicket had dead grass and batting first was going to be a safe bet. India won the toss and elected to bat.


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