Highlights England vs India 5th Test Day 3: Vistors End Day On A High As Hosts Look To Save Series
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ENG vs IND 5th Test Day 3 Highlights:

Birmingham: An unbeaten half-century by top-order batter Cheteshwar Pujara stretched Indias lead to 257 on day three of the Edgbaston Test against England on Sunday. At stumps, India are 125/3 in 45 overs, with Pujara stitching an unbeaten stand of 50 with Rishabh Pant (30 not out).

Gaining a 132-run lead after Mohammed Siraj picked four wickets while Jasprit Bumrah scalped three in a second session comeback to bowl out England for 284 in 61.3 overs, with Jonny Bairstow making a belligerent 106. India will be aware that England have had chased 277, 299 and 296 in their last three games and would need to bat for as long as possible to inch closer to gaining the Pataudi Trophy.

In the final session, Hanuma Vihari was enticed by Stuart Broad to drive, but the safe hands of Bairstow took the catch safely at slip. Virat Kohli got off the mark with a cover drive and replayed it when Broad returned in his next over. Pujara continued with his risk-free play and even survived a close lbw appeal when Matthew Potts rapped him on his front pad.

Kohli stroked James Anderson for an impressive off-drive before Ben Stokes got one to kick up from length and took the glove edge of Kohli to wicketkeeper Sam Billings, who spilled it but Joe Root at first slip completed the catch on rebound. Pujara continued to be patient in leaving balls outside the off-stump, rotating the strike judiciously and hitting an occasional boundary. Pant, the first innings centurion, was off and running with a flick through deep mid-wicket off Broad.

As England’s bowlers continued to feed balls to Pant straight towards the leg-stump, he picked ones and twos easily while drilling easy boundaries through mid-on and mid-wicket regions. He even resisted the temptation of hitting Joe Root big when the part-time off-spinner floated loopy deliveries outside off-stump.

Pujara’s work on holding one end up bore fruit when he brought up his fifty in his comeback Test with a single flicked through deep mid-wicket before Pant was deceived by low bounce on an attempted cut, which wicketkeeper Sam Billings couldn’t grab, making it a day which clearly belonged to India.

Earlier, Mohammed Shami and Jasprit Bumrah looking threatening with the ball, beating the outer as well as inner edges of both Stokes and Bairstow multiple times. In between, Bairstow had an exchange of words with Virat Kohli, who was fielding in the slip cordon.

From 34th over, England seemed to shift gears, with Stokes and Bairstow taking a boundary each off Shami and the latter welcoming Siraj with back-to-back boundaries on both sides of the wicket. Stokes had luck on his side when he skied a shot off Shami, but Shardul Thakur shelled the chance at cover, giving him a life on 18. Bairstow added salt to the wound by smashing the next two balls for boundaries.

After Bairstow reached his fifty, Thakur struck in his very first over when Bumrah took a screamer of a catch, diving full length to his left at mid-off to dismiss Stokes just one ball after dropping a sitter of him. But Bairstow continued to march on, smashing short as well as full balls from Siraj and Thakur for boundaries.

Post lunch, Bairstow continued from where he left for lunch, clipping Thakur in the gap between deep mid-wicket and deep mid-on for a boundary. He then got his century with a crunchy back-foot punch off Thakur square through the off-side, with Jadeja slipping on the boundary and allowing the ball to cross the rope for a boundary.

Bumrah and Jadeja combined to concede only six in four overs of sustained pressure. The beneficiary of that tightness was Shami, who delivered the breakthrough for India with the first ball of his spell to end Bairstow’s knock at 106 as he couldn’t resist driving hard away from his body and gave a healthy edge to Kohli at first slip, who directed a flying kiss immediately towards him.

India peppered Broad with short-pitched stuff and in an attempt to break free, he skied one high in air off Siraj, giving a simple catch to Pant. Siraj got his third scalp when Billings played on while trying to guide the ball through third man and ended England’s innings when Potts nicked to second slip for a low catch, with replays taking long time to decide whether the ball had hit the ground or Iyer’s finger was on ground before the catch.

With a lead of 132, Anderson struck early, squaring up Shubman Gill up with a ball angling in from a good length and moved away late, with the extra bounce taking the shoulder edge to second slip. Despite England’s bowlers getting to make the ball talk, Pujara and Vihari played risk-free cricket, with the former remaining unbeaten at the end of day’s play.

Brief scores: India 416 and 125/3 in 45 overs (Cheteshwar Pujara 50 not out, Rishabh Pant 30 not out; Ben Stokes 1-22, James Anderson 1-26) lead England 284 in 61.3 overs (Jonny Bairstow 106, Sam Billings 36; Mohammed Siraj 4-66, Jasprit Bumrah 3-68) by 257 runs

Hello and Welcome Highlights of 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

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

  • 3:18 PM IST

    England vs India 5th Test Day 3 Live Updates: Will be interesting to see how Pujara plays now, given that India need to score quicker now. (IND 126/3 C.Pujara 51, Rishabh Pant 30 ) IND lead by 258 runs.

  • 3:03 PM IST

    England vs India 5th Test Day 3 Live Updates: Will be interesting to see how Pujara plays now, given that India need to score quicker now. (IND 126/3 C.Pujara 51, Rishabh Pant 30 ) IND lead by 258 runs.

  • 2:49 PM IST
    England vs India 5th Test Day 3 Live Updates: 98 overs are scheduled to be bowled today. Should be a cracking day.
  • 2:43 PM IST

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  • 2:31 PM IST

    England vs India 5th Test Day 3 Live Updates: The weather forecast is good for the day but just like the game, English weather is also very unpredictable. As of now, we are good to start on time.

  • 2:30 PM IST

    England vs India 5th Test Day 3 Live Updates: Hello and Welcome to Day 4 of this enthralling Test. Heading into Day 4, India are clearly in the driver’s seat. They are 257 runs ahead and are looking good to set to daunting total for England to chase. To be fair, England are too far behind in this game but cricket is an unpredictable sport and nothing can be taken for granted. Can England miraculously come Back into the game? Stay tuned with us as we bring all the live updates from the match.

  • 11:34 PM IST

    England vs India 5th Test Day 3 Live Updates: Stumps on Day 3! India end of 125/3. What a day of Test cricket. Jonny Bairstow lit up the first session with a blistering century before India stormed back to bowl out England for 284. Since then it’s been an even contest with England chipping away with wickets but India scoring freely. India lead by 257 and will be very pleased with their position at the moment.

  • 11:31 PM IST

    England vs India 5th Test Day 3 Live Updates: A typical Pujara 50, solid. India needed that after losing two early wickets (IND 125/3 C.Pujara 50, Rishabh Pant 30 ) IND lead by 257 runs.

  • 11:21 PM IST

    England vs India 5th Test Day 3 Live Updates: Root is tempting pant to go outside off and the southpaw is leaving all balls. But Root slips one shot on the on side and Pant was not going to miss on that. Easy boundary for Pant. (IND 123/3 C.Pujara 49, Rishabh Pant 29 ) IND lead by 255 runs.

  • 11:16 PM IST

    England vs India 5th Test Day 3 Live Updates: Jasprit Bumrah is padded up next.

  • 11:14 PM IST

    England vs India 5th Test Day 3 Live Updates: A tempting over from Root to Pant, who surprisingly didn’t attempt a single big shot and left all deliveries.(IND 116/3 C.Pujara 47, Rishabh Pant 25 ) IND lead by 248 runs.

  • 11:00 PM IST

    England vs India 5th Test Day 3 Live Updates: Pant goes bonkers. Charges down the track and whacks the ball through mid-on for a boundary. Broad should not be surprised, this is how Pant plays.(IND 112/3 C.Pujara 47, Rishabh Pant 21 ) IND lead by 244 runs.

  • 10:57 PM IST

    England vs India 5th Test Day 3 Live Updates: Lovely shot by Pujara. Stokes bowls back of length ball and Pujara punches of the back foot for a boundary, one shot away from a brilliant 50.

  • 10:52 PM IST

    England vs India 5th Test Day 3 Live Updates: Pujara, Pant combo is what India wants at the moment. A left-right combination and two exactly opposite players. Pujara can hold one end, while Pant will keep the runs flowing. (IND 103/3 C.Pujara 43, Rishabh Pant 16 ) IND lead by 236 runs.

  • 10:46 PM IST

    England vs India 5th Test Day 3 Live Updates: Poor bowling. On the pads and Pant is not going to miss on that. (IND 95/3 C.Pujara 39, Rishabh Pant 14 ) IND lead by 227 runs.

  • 10:43 PM IST

    England vs India 5th Test Day 3 Live Updates: Pujara has done a good job of holding one end. (IND 91/3 C.Pujara 39, Rishabh Pant 10 ) IND lead by 223 runs.

  • 10:36 PM IST

    England vs India 5th Test Day 3 Live Updates: The wickets are coming for England but India are stitching short 30-40 runs partnerships in between. The problem for England is that they are so far behind in the match that those short partnerships are also hurting them. They need 2-3 wickets in a cluster to put India under pressure. (IND 88/3 C.Pujara 38, Rishabh Pant 8 ) IND lead by 220 runs.

  • 10:26 PM IST

    England vs India 5th Test Day 3 Live Updates: Pant continuing from where he left. Broads bowls a full delivery on pads and Pant flicks it through mid-on for a boundary.

  • 10:22 PM IST

    England vs India 5th Test Day 3 Live Updates: Sharp bounce once again and that has hit Pujara on the hand. He is getting some treatment from the physio.

  • 10:14 PM IST

    England vs India 5th Test Day 3 Live Updates: Gone! Another failure for Kohli, he looked in great tough today. Not much he could have done with that peach from Stokes though. Bounced off from length and takes the edge of Kohli’s bat. Sam Billings drops the catch but Root was aware at the first slip and grabs it with one hand. End of a short yet crisp knock. England still in it. Kohli c Root b Stokes 20(40) [4s-4] (IND 75/3 C.Pujara 33, Shreyas Iyer 0 ) IND lead by 207 runs.

  • 10:14 PM IST

    Live Score England vs India 5th Test Day 3 Live Updates: Wicket! Stokes gets the big fish Kohli. That was almost unplayable as Root holds on to a deflected catch. England lucky that it didn’t go to ground. India lead well past 200 will Pujara holding fort.

  • 10:04 PM IST

    Live Score England vs India 5th Test Day 3 Live Updates: Short of a length, Kohli defends, outside off-stump Kohli leaves it alone, too full Kohli drives. At the moment Kohli has all bases covered. Looking solid. Anderson trying hard to swing it away, sometimes bring it back but in the process bowls the odd half volley. And what does Kohli do? He creams it through the off-side. This is a great passage of play. All this while, Pujara looks his old self. Solid in defence.

  • 10:02 PM IST

    England vs India 5th Test Day 3 Live Updates: Virat Kohli has hit four boundaries so far and each of them had class written all over it. King looking good. (IND 73/2 C.Pujara 32, Virat Kohli 20 ) IND lead by 205 runs.

  • 9:39 PM IST

    England vs India 5th Test Day 3 Live Updates: Virat Kohli is looking in great touch today, hitting the middle of the bat. Century loading? Meanwhile, India’s lead has soared to 195 runs. (IND 63/2 C.Pujara 29, Virat Kohli 13 ) IND lead by 195 runs.

  • 9:35 PM IST

  • 9:28 PM IST

    England vs India 5th Test Day 3 Live Updates: Anderson vs Kohli on, probably for the final time in international cricket.

  • 9:17 PM IST

    England vs India 5th Test Day 3 Live Updates: Oh WOW! Kohli is looking in sublime form today. Another creamy drive through the covers for a boundary (IND 57/2 C.Pujara 23, Virat Kohli 13 ) IND lead by 189 runs.

  • 9:14 PM IST

    England vs India 5th Test Day 3 Live Updates: Another boundary for Kohli, guides it through gully for a boundary (IND 47/2 C.Pujara 22, Virat Kohli 8 ) IND lead by 183 runs.