Jason Roy creams an off-drive to start proceedings


Aryan Surana

The series decider at Old Trafford got off to a cracking start as Jason Roy leans into an off-drive and flicks one uppishly through square leg. These well-timed strokes would do his confidence a world of good. Mohammed Shami bowls it full again in search of swing but ends up drifting onto the pads once more as Roy finds his third boundary of the over. Jasprit Bumrah's absence will be a challenge for Indian bowling, and Roy should capitalise this opportunity to the fullest.