Didn’t see one, so I thought I’d get a thread underway for what should be an interesting series.
England batted yesterday; they had two decent sessions and one abysmal one. Joe Root has added “listening to wildly over optimistic calls for a second run” to the list of ways in which he has failed to turn a 50 into a hundred, much to his evident self-disgust. Ashwin took 4 for 62, which on the first day lays down something of a market for the series.
India were looking pretty good at 50-0 this morning, having sportingly offered a couple of run out chances early on; two overs later it was 59-3. All taken by the new boy, Curran, rather than Broad or Anderson (who, to be fair, seemed to bowling reasonably well and creating a few chances). Somewhat sadly, England had got to the stage of complaining about the ball just before Curran showed that it was fine really.
Kohli has survived an edge, and has a chance to show Joe Root what a captain’s century looks like. Or, he might go early and cue up more mic-dropping fun.