England are in a good position to win the scheduled 5th Test against India again after the batsmen showed great determination on the fourth day of the Edgbaston Test. Openers Alex Liz And Zack Crowley Shared a century’s stand and a pair of veterans and form. Joe Root And Johnny Barstow Unbeaten half-centuries helped England reach the target at a loss of 7 wickets.
Bairstow has been a thorn in India’s side as he scored a century in the first innings and is in great form with the bat this summer.
India made a strong comeback on the fourth day before and after tea, taking three quick wickets to put the hosts on the back foot.
With a score of 153/3 and a Barstow at 14, the Englishman sidelined Vihari directly on Siraj’s second slip. But the Indian fielders could not even touch the ball as it was passing through the palms for the boundary.
The opportunity came at a very good height and seemed like a regulation catch but Vihari’s anxiety was very slow.
Bairstow did not look back after leading England to 259/3 on stumps. Indian cricket fans then reacted angrily on Twitter, blaming Vihari for England’s strong position.
Here are some tweets.
It looks like Vihari’s Bairstow’s total drop catch will cost the series for today.
Become a fourth inning chase master at Stokes End #Bazball Chasing is on the way to winning the fourth consecutive Test.
– Rajkumar M (j raj_kumar48) July 5, 2022
The main reason for losing the last Test match .. Hanuma Vihari’s batting and Bairstow’s important catch drop ..
Virat Kohli’s poor performance.
After playing with the No. 10 batsman, Jadeja is only playing dotball … and Shriyas Ayre. And the Indian administration has asked Ashwin not to replace Shardol.
– Vivek (and vandv01) July 5, 2022
#INDvENG Don’t leave Bairstow like that. This can be a decisive factor in the outcome of a match.
– Mernal Connor (r mrinal_2308) July 5, 2022
– Bireswar (@alex_bireswar) July 4, 2022
Leave Bairstow anyway ???? Air or Gul should have been on slips, not Vihari ????
– Yes. (IbBibliophileeyy) July 4, 2022
The bleeding may be obvious, but Vihari’s drop could be the decisive moment in bringing Bairstow to life. Given his form and ease of catch, he stunned India’s shell and gave England momentum. #ENGvIND
– John Baldwick (@JohnKGBaldock) July 4, 2022
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