Rishabh Pant was itching to break free and couldn't help but cave in to the burning impulse to go up and over mid-off as England reduced India to a deplorable 127/7 on day one at The Oval. The connection was as tame as it could get, right from the toe end of the bat as he ballooned a dolly to Moeen Ali, who backpedalled to settle underneath. Although 'my way or the highway' is the mantra generally associated with the game-changer that is Pant, he might cop an earful here because India would have done with a bit of sensibility at the moment.
Pant looks to hit his way out of trouble but toe ends one straight to mid-off as India spiral further.— Sony Sports (@SonySportsIndia) September 2, 2021
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