In the fifth Test being played at Edgbaston, India took a vital lead of 132 runs, ending England’s first innings for 284 runs. Jonny Bairstow (106) contributed the most runs for England .
For India, Mohammad Siraj took the maximum four wickets. Let’s know how England’s innings was and other important things.
England’s start was not good
The start of the innings was not good for England and they lost the first wicket at the score of 16. After this, he lost the second wicket on the score of 27 and the third wicket on the score of 43. Jasprit Bumrah took these three wickets.
The stoppage of the match due to frequent rain between the falling wickets also became a big challenge for England.
Bairstow and Stokes shared a partnership of 64 runs.
By the end of the second day’s play, England had lost five wickets and Ben Stokes and Jonny Bairstow were struggling at the start of the third day.
Stokes got two lives, but he could not take advantage of them. Stokes was dismissed after scoring 25 runs. He shared a crucial partnership of 64 runs for the sixth wicket with Bairstow.
Bairstow scored a century in the third consecutive Test
Bairstow scored only 12 runs in the first 60 balls of his innings, but after that, batting smoky, completed his century in 119 balls. This is the fastest Test century against India since January 2016.
So far this year, Bairstow has scored five Test centuries. He has become the joint-highest century batsman in a year, batting at number five or below.
Such was India’s bowling
For India, Mohammad Siraj took the highest four wickets while spending 66 runs in 11.3 overs. Captain Bumrah spent 68 runs in 19 overs and got three wickets.
Mohammed Shami was the most economical and he conceded only 78 runs and took two wickets after bowling the most 22 overs. Shardul Thakur also got a wicket. Ravindra Jadeja bowled only two overs.