Twitter Reactions: India take control as late England wickets fall on Day 1

The fifth Test match between England and India began at the Kia Oval on Friday.
Joe Root won the toss and elected to bat first. India made two changes with Hanuma Vihari making his debut in place of Hardik Pandya and Ravindra Jadeja coming in place of Ravichandran Ashwin.


Alastair Cook playing his last Test and Keaton Jennings put on a fifty run partnership with Indian bowling struggling a bit. However, soon Jadeja got Jennings caught at leg slip for 23. Moeen Ali (50) and Cook (71) added 73 runs for the second wicket before Jasprit Bumrah outfoxed Cook.

Bumrah then trapped Root infront of the wickets for a duck and Ishant Sharma had Jonny Bairstow caught behind by Rishabh Pant at the same score.


Ben Stokes and Ali tried to stabilize the innings, but Jadeja dismissed Stokes leg before wicket for 11 and then Ishant sent back Ali and Sam Curran (0) in the same over to push the hosts on back foot.

Jos Buttler and Adil Rashid avoided further damage and England ended the day at 198/7.

Twitterati were amazed by the performance of Indian bowlers and appreciated their efforts on Day 1 at the Oval.

Here are some of the Twitter reactions:

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