Birmingham. Team India has made a great start on the basis of Rishabh Pant’s century and Ravindra Jadeja’s unbeaten half-century. At the end of the first day’s play of the 5th Test (IND vs ENG), the team had scored 338 runs for 7 wickets. Pant was dismissed after scoring 146 runs. This is the fifth century of his Test career. At the same time, Jadeja is still playing after scoring 83 runs. Both shared a partnership of more than 200 runs for the sixth wicket. At one time the Indian team was struggling for 98 runs at the loss of 5 wickets. For England, fast bowler James Anderson took 3 and Matthew Potts took 2 wickets.
In the match, England captain Ben Stokes won the toss and decided to bowl. The English bowlers proved his decision right. Opener batsman Shubman Gill was the victim of James Anderson by scoring 17 and Cheteshwar Pujara scoring 13 runs. After this, 23-year-old young fast bowler Matthew Potts gave a shock to the Indian team by taking the wickets of Hanuma Vihari and Virat Kohli. Vihari scored 20 and Kohli made 11. Shreyas Iyer, who landed at number 5, scored 15 runs in 11 balls and hit 3 fours. But he too could not make his innings big. He became Anderson’s third victim.
Big partnership of 222 runs
98 runs After the fall of 5 wickets, it seemed that Team India would be reduced soon. But 24-year-old Rishabh Pant and Ravindra Jadeja handled the team by batting well. Both shared a big partnership of 222 runs for the sixth wicket. Pant completed his century off 89 balls. He became the fastest batsman to score a century in Tests as an Indian wicketkeeper. Pant fell victim to off-spinner Joe Root after scoring 146 off 111 balls. He hit 19 fours and 4 sixes. That is, 100 runs were scored only from the boundary.
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However, Shardul Thakur could not play a big innings. He became the victim of Ben Stokes by scoring one run in 12 balls. Ravindra Jadeja is playing 83 runs in 163 balls. Has hit 10 fours. At the same time, Mohammed Shami is also standing by scoring 0 runs in 11 balls. Team India has so far scored runs with a run rate of 4.63. This shows how aggressively the team has batted. Team India is leading 2-1 in the series. In such a situation, they only need a draw to win the series. Jasprit Bumrah is captaining Team India for the first time.
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FIRST PUBLISHED : July 01, 2022, 23:32 IST