Shardul Thakur and Jasprit Bumrah atone for their catching lapses. It’s the first over for Thakur who has a happy knack of breaking partnerships, and he gets Stokes driving aerially but Bumrah puts down a low chance at mid-off. The very next ball, however, he holds on to a blinder moving swiftly to his left. Thakur redeemed himself shortly after having dropped a skier to let off the England captain on 18. Ben Stokes continued with his ultra-aggressive approach despite the lucky reprieves and has to depart for 25. Sam Billings joins half-centurion Jonny Bairstow at the crease.
A pretty special catch. It’s been an enthralling morning.
— England Cricket (@englandcricket) July 3, 2022