Gautam Gambhir is ecstatic by the team effort India have shown in Southampton
Gambhir believes that India can carry over their domination in the second day.
Updated - Aug 31, 2018 3:00 pm
After a resounding performance at Trent Bridge in Nottingham, India have come out all guns blazing against England in the fourth Test at The Ageas Bowl in Southampton as well. In the first day’s play, the visiting team bowled the Three Lions out for 246 runs in 76.4 overs. At one point in time, the Brits were staring well and truly down the barrel with the score at 86/6 in 34.4 overs.
The fast-bowlers bowled exceedingly well to push the Poms on the backfoot. Thereafter, resolute batting performances from the likes of Moeen Ali and Sam Curran bailed the Brits out of jail with knocks of 40 and 78 respectively. In the meantime, Gautam Gambhir reckons that the Indian pacers were outstanding on a wicket which didn’t have many demons for the batsmen.
India can take it from here and can look to dominate
“I think England winning the toss and then getting bowled out for 246 was a brilliant effort by the Indian bowlers. The wicket looked really good. It swung a bit. I thought it was a very good wicket to bat, but the bowlers were outstanding again. England did make a comeback from 86/6. But I still felt it was India’s day, especially after losing the toss,” Gambhir was quoted as saying in The Times of India (TOI).
While Mohammed Shami and Ravichandran Ashwin picked up a couple of wickets each, Jasprit Bumrah and Hardik Pandya finished with three and one wickets respectively. After bowling their opponents out, India scored 19 runs in the remaining four overs of the day. Moreover, Gambhir believes that India can carry over their domination in the second day.
“When you can get the opposition out for 246 and then get off to a decent start without any loss. Obviously, India can take it from here and can look to dominate Day 2 from here. Probably I thought the bowlers were outstanding. Again Jasprit Bumrah was unbelievable. I thought it was a fantastic team effort from the bowlers’ point of view,” he added.