Mohammed Shami's six would make a specialist batter proud


Aryan Surana

Rohit Sharma said he was quite surprised by how the pitch played. India may want to introspect the decision to bowl on what is traditionally a bat-first venue as Jos Buttler highlighted. But you still expect the visitors to chase down a target of 246. The pitch, it has to be said, offered some seam movement and England really made hay on it. And over the course of the game, it seemed to slow down as well. India couldn;t show the stomach for a fight after the top-order blowout, even as Mohammed Shami hit one of the most elegant sixes of the day to ignite the ray of hope.