India lose their first wicket as James Anderson gets Shubman Gill in the second attempt.
Shubman Gill might be keeping expectations for his first ton of the Test career but playing against one of the most experienced duo Broad and Anderson would be too tough for the young lad.
James Anderson bowled to Shubman Gill and the casual play forced a nick from Gill’s bat but fortunately did not get carried away but James would be confident to get adjusted to the overcast conditions which is favouring the England duo.
In the second attempt, Shubman Gill was forced to nick the ball which was considerably flowing towards the fifth stump but the length made Gill to play the ball and the young opener would be regretting to take his bat to the fifth stump, but in dressing room.
The only Test left to play in Birmingham is live and in action as Ben Stokes, skipper of team England won the toss to allow the visitors to bat first.
Team England will start by bowling first and the decision seems tactical enough to catch the attention that team India has not experienced a good time South Africa Test series and the abroad conditions have been not played much past these months and the home side will be looking to take advantage to it.
Team India leads the ongoing series since 2021, with 2-1 and the home side has a potential opportunity to equal the series and snatch away the historical win for the Asian side as well as Bumrah’s maiden win as a captain.