England vs India 5th Test Day 4 Highlights: Root, Bairstow Put England on Top
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ENG vs IND 5th Test match between England and India at Edgbaston: What a day for England!  Turned the game 360 degrees in their favour. First, the bowlers bowled magnificently and restricted India to 245 then two century stands between Alex Lees and Zak Crawley, and Joe Root and Jonny Bairstow have put them upfront. They are just 119 runs away from a historic win. With Root and Bairstow set and Stokes and Billings to come, England will start day 5 as favourites. What a game this has been!

England’s session but the wicket of Zak Crawley has pulled things back for India. England batters came in with great intent and scored runs at a brisk pace. They put Indian bowlers under pressure and forced them to bowl at their strength. It all looked gloomy for India before Bumrah got rid of Crawley. England are eyeing a historic chase and the openers have laid a solid platform. The match is headed towards a cracking finish.

A Good day for England so far. They have bowled India out for 245, which is a commendable effort given that India were 153/3 at one time. Skipper Ben Stokes led from the front and picked up 4 wickets. England came out with a short ball strategy on Day 4 and that worked wonders for them. For India, Rishabh pant scored a 50 in the second innings as well. England now need 387 runs to win, which is still a massive ask, but given England’s firepower in the batting, they are not completely out of it..

Hello and Welcome to Day 4 of the fifth Test between India and England. What a match it has turned out to be. The pendulum has swung from one team to another but heading into Day 4, India are clearly in the driver’s seat with 257 runs ahead in the game. England chased big scores in the recently concluded Test series against New Zealand and given the form Jonny Bairstow is in, India would want to post a target beyond 450 runs. India bat deep and some big hitters are waiting for their turn in the dugout. England are in a dangerous position and they have no other option but to go for wickets and try to restrict India to under 400. Remember a draw will ensure a series in for India. So stay tuned with us as we bring live updates from what would be a cracking day of Test cricket.

That’s stumps on Day 3 and India are bossing the game with a lead of 257. Jonny Bairstow brought England back into the game with a blistering century but got no support from the other end as India bowled out England for 284, taking a healthy lead. India’s second innings started poorly as Gill and Vihari were dismissed early. Virat Kohli came and played some crisp shots but he too failed to get a big score. Pujara stood firm on the other end and scored a solid 50. Rishabh Pant also played with maturity on the other end and stitched an unbeaten 50-run partnership with Pujara. With two days to go, England have a stiff task of saving this match.

England have got two early wickets but India are still in complete control with the lead nearing the 200 run mark. Virat Kohli has come in and played some crisp shots, Pujara is looking very solid at the other end. India bossing the game right now.

England have been bowled out foir 284 and India have taken a healthy 134-run lead. England inning was all about Jonny Bairstow who smashed a blistering century. Unfortunately, he didn’t get any support from the other end. India back in the driver’s seat. They would now look to bat four sessions and post a massive target for India. They will be wary of the Bairstow threat in the second inning.

 It has been a Jonny Bairstow show that has brought England back in the game. India did pick up Ben Stokes but Jonny Bairstow has been unstoppable. He is just 9 runs away from what would be a magnificent 100. India need to get rid of him to go into a position of strength once again. Till the time Bairstow is at the crease, they will be very concerned.

It’s Day 3 of the Edgbaston Test and India are bossing the game right now. England have lost half their side and they are still trailing by 332 runs. The hosts will need something special from Jonny Bairstow and Ben Stokes. India, on the other hand, would want to remove the pair quicky and bowl out England for as low as possible. Today should give a clear idea of where the match is headed to.

That’s the end of Day 3 and what a day it turned out for India. Led by Jasprit Bumrah, the Indian pacers were sensational and left England batters Bamboozled, leaving them reeling at 84/5 at the end of the day. England have lost Joe Root as well and now the onus of bailing England out of trouble rest on Ben Stokes and Jonny Bairstow.  However, the Indians have their tail up and it won’t be easy for the pair. Earlier in the day, India ended their innings on 416. Jadeja became the second centurion of the inning and along with the tail, helped India get past 350 run mark. Jasprit Bumrah came in and smashed England bowlers to all corners, including a 35-run over of Stuart Broad.

India are bossing the game and it’s now up to England to save the game from here. Do join us tomorrow for another enthralling day.

India are on top, especially after the wicket of Joe Root, who played a very uncharacteristic inning. England till trail by 338 runs, which is a fair distance away. Jonny Bairstow and Ben Stokes will need to pull off something extraordinary if England have to come back into the match.

India will be delighted with their effort in the first innings. From being 98-5 to 416, this is a top effort. Pant and Jadeja smashed centuries and Jasprit Bumrah’s  16-ball 31-run cameo was the icing on the cake. With the ball, Bumrah gave India an early breakthrough and clean-bowled Alex Lees. The visitors are on top at the moment.

Hello and Welcome to Day 3 of the rescheduled 5th Test between England and India. England started the day with a bang and reduced India to 98-5. However, what followed was a total mockery of the England bowling. Rishabh Pant came in and blasted England bowlers to all corners of the park, racing to a blistering hundred. He got good support from Ravindra Jadeja as the duo stitched a 222 run stand for the sixth wicket. Pant missed out on 150 and was dismissed during the final hour of the match. Shardul Thakur followed him soon. However, Jadeja kept going and continued his assault on the England bowlers. He ended the day at 17 runs short of what would be a magnificent hundred. Jadeja will be key if India will have to reach the 400-run mark, which will be a very good score on this wicket.

It has been a terrific recovery from India after being blown away in the first half of the day. At 98-5, things looked gloomy for them but Rishabh Pant played one of the best innings and brought India back in the game. He and Ravindra Jadeja added 222 runs together. Pant was dismissed 4 runs short of the 150 and Shardul Thakur followed him soon to give some respite to England. However, India will be the happier side going into the dressing room on Day 1. Jadeja is still at the crease and he can take India near that 400 run mark.

England were all over India when they got the wickets of Hanuma Vihari, Shreyas Iyer and Virat Kohli, leaving India reeling at 97-5,. However, Rishabh Pant and Ravindra Jadeja has knocked the stuffing out of England. The partnership has soared to 150 at a healthy strike rate and England will be really concerned now. Pant has reached his hundred and he will be keen on making it a real big one.

England were all over India after three wickets post Lunch but Rishabh Pant and Ravindra Jadeja has stabilized the innings with a 50-run stand. Pant is marching towards his half-century. India has maintained a good run rate as well. England will be wary that if these two guys stay there for two sessions, the hosts will be in trouble as the conditions are not easy to bat.

The start post Lunch has not been good by India. They have lost two big wickets of Virat Kohli and Hanuma Vihari. Rishabh Pant and Shreyas iyer are at the crease. Both players play positively thus if they can stay at the wicket for a a few sessions, India will have a good total on the board.

England will be the happier side going into the Lunch. India got off to a good start but England pulled things back with the wicket of Gill. Pujara and Vihari looked comfortable at the crease despite the ball jagging around. However, England didn’t allow them to score freely. Just before the stoppage of play, Anderson got his second wicket and dismissed Pujara, putting England ahead in the match. Now, Virat Kohli is at the crease and all eyes will be on Kohli vs Anderson battle.

It has been a good start for both teams. Indian openers Shubman Gill and Cheteshwar Pujara gave India a stable start. Gill looked really good but perished to a false shot. England bowlers James Anderson and Stuart Broad have also bowled well and not given too many run scoring opportunities at times. They could have nipped out a few more wickets but Indian batters have played them well.

Hello and Welcome to the live coverage of the 5th Test match between England and India at Edgbaston, Birmingham. A lot is on the line for both teams in this crucial game, not only in terms of the series but the World Test Championship as well. Firstly, India leads the series 2-1 and a win or a draw will give them their first Test series win over England in England since 2007. This will help India stamp their authority as the best current Test team.

More so, this will help them boost their position in the World Test championship. They are currently placed third with a win percentage of 58.33.

For England, they have been so poor in this WTC cycle that even if they win all their remaining matches in the WTC cycle, their chances of qualifying for the final are negligible. However, they would want to continue the winning momentum they picked in the recently concluded series against New Zealand. Under new coach Brendon McCullum and captain Ben Stokes, England thrashed New Zealand 3-0. A win over a quality team like India will be a massive confidence booster for the future.

Going into the match, India has a lot of issues to deal with. Their skipper Rohit Sharma has been ruled out of the match due to COVID-19. The team will be led by a new skipper Jasprit Bumrah. KL Rahul is also not in the best of form. All eyes now will be on Virat Kohli, who will have a big responsibility of shouldering the team’s batting.

Showers are expected on the first two days of the match and we can have a start stop play for the first two days.

Match: ENG vs IND 5th Test, India Tour of England 2022

Venue: Edgbaston Cricket Ground, Birmingham

Time: 3:00 PM IST

Team Squads:

India Squad: Shubman Gill, Cheteshwar Pujara, Hanuma Vihari, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant(w), Ravindra Jadeja, Ravichandran Ashwin, Mohammed Shami, Jasprit Bumrah(c), Mohammed Siraj, Umesh Yadav, Shardul Thakur, Srikar Bharat, Prasidh Krishna

England (Playing XI): Alex Lees, Zak Crawley, Ollie Pope, Joe Root, Jonny Bairstow, Ben Stokes(c), Sam Billings(w), Matty Potts, Stuart Broad, Jack Leach, James Anderson

 

Live Updates

  • 11:04 PM IST

    England vs India 5th Test Day 4 Live Updates: Stumps Day 4! What a day for England. The day started with India miles ahead in the game, but it was England who dominated the day and have now taken firm control of the match. They are just 119 runs away from a historic win. Root and Bairstow, take a bow! (ENG 259/3, Jonny Bairstow 76, Joe Root 72)

  • 10:53 PM IST

    250 up for England

  • 10:48 PM IST

    England vs India 5th Test Day 4 Live Updates: Short ball by Siraj and Bairstow pulls it for a massive six. Things getting out of control for India. (ENG 243/3, Jonny Bairstow 61, Joe Root 72)

  • 10:43 PM IST

    England vs India 5th Test Day 4 Live Updates: A blistering 50 for Bairstow. He is in the form of his life. Was dropped on 14 but has made full use of it. (ENG 232/3, Jonny Bairstow 51, Joe Root 71)

  • 10:38 PM IST

    England vs India 5th Test Day 4 Live Updates: England in the driver’s seat now. Things looking gloomy for India. They need to remove these players now. (ENG 228/3, Jonny Bairstow 48, Joe Root 70)

  • 10:32 PM IST

    England vs India 5th Test Day 4 Live Updates: Short and wide and Bairstow smacks it for a boundary. (ENG 221/3, Jonny Bairstow 47, Joe Root 64)

  • 10:30 PM IST

    England vs India 5th Test Day 4 Live Updates: Root and Bairstow are running away with the game. India need to break this partnership. (ENG 217/3, Jonny Bairstow 43, Joe Root 64)

  • 10:22 PM IST

    England vs India 5th Test Day 4 Live Updates: Another tough chance goes down. Root gets a tickle down the leg side but a diving Pant fails to grab. Century partnership between Root and Bairstow comes up with a brace. (ENG 211/3, Jonny Bairstow 42, Joe Root 59)

  • 10:15 PM IST

    England vs India 5th Test Day 4 Live Updates: Poor bowling from Jadeja, he is bowling leg stump line that is unlikely to get him a wicket. He is just trying to control the run flow but then in between, he bowls balls outside off, giving away easy runs to England. (ENG 205/3, Jonny Bairstow 39, Joe Root 57)

  • 10:12 PM IST

  • 10:09 PM IST

    England vs India 5th Test Day 4 Live Updates: 50 for Root, he just loves playing against India. (ENG 197/3, Jonny Bairstow 37, Joe Root 50)

  • 10:04 PM IST

    England vs India 5th Test Day 4 Live Updates: India will be concerned now, the partnership between Root and Bairstow is nearing 100.

  • 9:56 PM IST

    England vs India 5th Test Day 4 Live Updates: Less than 200 needed now, 197 to be exact.

  • 9:54 PM IST

    England vs India 5th Test Day 4 Live Updates: Root and Bairstow joined hands when England last three quick wickets and there was panic in the camp. However, the pair has calmed things down and brought the match back into balance. (ENG 179/3, Jonny Bairstow 24, Joe Root 46)

  • 9:40 PM IST

    England vs India 5th Test Day 4 Live Updates: Suddenly the runs have started to come thick and fast for England (ENG 170/3, Jonny Bairstow 22, Joe Root 39)

  • 9:35 PM IST

    50 partnership up between Root and Bairstow

  • 9:33 PM IST

    England vs India 5th Test Day 4 Live Updates: Edged and dropped by Vihari. That flew off that bat but Vihari got both hands to it. Bairstow pushed at the ball with hard hands, gets an outside edge but Vihari fails to grab it. How costly this would be to India, only time will tell. (ENG 157/3, Jonny Bairstow 18, Joe Root 30)

  • 9:30 PM IST

    England vs India 5th Test Day 4 Live Updates: Asking to be hit. Full, outside off by Siraj. Bairstow drives it through the covers for a boundary (ENG 153/3, Jonny Bairstow 14, Joe Root 30)

  • 9:28 PM IST

    England vs India 5th Test Day 4 Live Updates: Two boundaries for Root against Jadeja. Jadeja’s outside leg line not working, need to be a change in plans (ENG 149/3, Jonny Bairstow 10, Joe Root 30)

  • 9:23 PM IST

    England vs India 5th Test Day 4 Live Updates: Reverse swing for Shami. This will be fun to watch (ENG 139/3, Jonny Bairstow 9, Joe Root 21)

  • 9:21 PM IST

  • 9:19 PM IST

    England vs India 5th Test Day 4 Live Updates: Shami getting the ball to nip of the surface. He is lethal when the ball is moving.

  • 9:11 PM IST

    England vs India 5th Test Day 4 Live Updates: Shami and Bumrah have been top-notch after tea. (ENG 136/3, Jonny Bairstow 7, Joe Root 20)

  • 9:08 PM IST

    India have lost two reviews in a span of few minutes.

  • 9:07 PM IST

    England vs India 5th Test Day 4 Live Updates: Root and Bairstow are the players who can win it for England. Bairstow has three centuries in three games, India need to remove these two run machines (ENG 132/3, Jonny Bairstow 7, Joe Root 16)

  • 8:59 PM IST

    England vs India 5th Test Day 4 Live Updates: Loose ball from Bumrah, on the pads and Root flicks it for a boundary. Much needed (ENG 126/3, Jonny Bairstow 7, Joe Root 10)

  • 8:52 PM IST

  • 8:44 PM IST

  • 8:40 PM IST

    England vs India 5th Test Day 4 Live Updates: WICKET! India have caught England by the throat. Lees is run out. Lees was looking to drive Jadeja, get an inside edge to fine leg. Root calls for a single but there was no run there. Mix up and Lees is well short at the non-striker’s end. Oh what a turnaround! (ENG 109/3, Jonny Bairstow 0, Joe Root 0)