The primary Check between England and India at Trent Bridge in Nottingham was ended in a draw after no play was possible on the fifth and final day as a result of constant rain.
After rain washed out the primary two classes, the officers determined to name off play altogether. The hosts and the guests can be disillusioned as each the groups had been ready to win the match and had an opportunity to take a 1-0 lead within the five-match collection.
India completed 52/1 of their second innings, requiring 157 more runs to reach a victory target of 209. The Virat Kohli and Co. misplaced KL Rahul (26) whereas Rohit Sharma (12 no) and Cheteshwar Pujara (12 no) had been on the crease.
England skipper Joe Root was named ‘Participant of the Match’ award for being the best run-scorer (64 within the first innings and 109 within the second innings) for his facet. After the match, Root mentioned that that they had a perception that they might win, however it’s a disgrace that the competition was drawn ultimately.
“The climate disrupted what would have been a really attention-grabbing last day. Nice Check match to play in and watch as effectively. Units up the collection very well, and hopefully, we are able to take it into the following video games. We definitely believed we might win. We knew we might have alternatives if we took our catches and saved our fields. It’s a disgrace it ended this fashion,” mentioned Root on the post-match presentation.
Similar to his counterpart, Kohli additionally regarded disillusioned with the end result as he reckoned his staff was in a a lot comfy place and had been high of the sport.
“We had been anticipating rain on days three and 4, however it selected to come back on day 5. It might have been pleasing to play and watch, however it’s a disgrace. That is precisely what we wished to do; begin sturdy. On day 5, we knew we had our possibilities. We definitely felt like we had been on high of the sport. Getting that lead was essential, however it’s a disgrace we couldn’t end day 5,” mentioned Kohli.
Right here is how Twitter reacted:
— Ravindrasinh jadeja (@imjadeja) August 8, 2021
Not the best ending however an ideal begin to the collection. We go once more in a couple of days time 🇮🇳 pic.twitter.com/kbAYM26wpt
— Okay L Rahul (@klrahul11) August 8, 2021
Play has been deserted and the primary Check ends in a draw.
— England Cricket (@englandcricket) August 8, 2021
England effectively and really received away with that one there. May have burgled a win if India collapsed, however odds very a lot in favour of the guests if we would have had even 40 overs on Day 5. Would not be stunned if there have been as many as 4 modifications for Lord’s. #ENGvIND
— Ben Jones (@benjonescricket) August 8, 2021
UPDATE: Play has been deserted. ☹️
The primary #ENGvIND Check at Trent Bridge ends in a draw.
We’ll see you at Lord’s for the second Check, beginning on August 12. #TeamIndia
— BCCI (@BCCI) August 8, 2021
Match drawn! That’s such a bummer. We noticed 4 incredible days of Check cricket would’ve liked to see a end result. Onto the following then. #ENGvIND
— Chloe-Amanda Bailey (@ChloeAmandaB) August 8, 2021
English climate is the heavyweight champion of disguise and search recreation.
— Bharath Ramaraj (@Fancricket12) August 8, 2021
The match has formally been known as a draw ☹️
What an absolute pity. Each groups would’ve fancied their possibilities right this moment however alas, it wasn’t to be#ENGvIND
— ThePoppingCrease (@PoppingCreaseSA) August 8, 2021
Why do not they organise #EngVInd take a look at match in fire-ravaged Greece. Assured rains.
— cricBC (@cricBC) August 8, 2021
At any time when India performs abroad, the rain all the time comes on the fifth day simply when India’s in a robust place. By no means seen it rain on the fifth day when India is seeking to save the Check. #ENGvIND
— Nikhil (@red_devil22) August 8, 2021
ECB:- Organizing a cricket match in England.
— Atharv (@Atharv16936177) August 8, 2021