Joe Root And Johnny Barstow Despite this, it put England on the path of chasing a ground break run against India. Jaspreet BamrahThe stellar performance on the fourth day of the rescheduled fifth Test is set for the final of a fitting series in Birmingham on Monday. Captain Bumrah brought India back into the game with wickets on both sides of the lunch break after the England openers. Alex Liz (65 to 56) and Zack Crowley (76 to 46) finally found form and shared a 107-run stand, chasing a record 378-run target. From 107/0, it soon became 109 for three, before the dangerous pair of Root (76 for 112) and Barstow (72 for 87) put on a crucial 150-run partnership off just 197 balls. Disappointed Indians with
England had scored 259 for three by stumps on the fourth day, needing 119 to tie the series.
Although the wicket did not help much, the Indian bowlers failed to keep up the pressure on the English batsmen who played aggressively which has become his hallmark. Ben Stokes–Brendan McCullumCricket school
It also helped India deploy on a highly defensive field, which allowed the England batsmen to strike with Ilan.
Bairstow, who is in good form, was dismissed for 14. Hanuma Vihari And it cost India dearly.
With the arrival of Ben Stokes and Sam Billing, India will need something special to win from here. India’s bowling performance in the second innings was reminiscent of their struggle in South Africa where they failed to defend the target twice after winning the opening match of the series.
Had it not been for the poor selection of shots, India could have targeted England by more than 400 runs on the fifth day. After starting the day at 125 for three, India were all out for 245 in the second innings.
With the exception of the first two overs, India had little to do in the final session. Before Lease’s run-out, Bumrah caught Oli Pope behind when Root took a single that was not to be taken.
After that, it was the Root and Bairstow show as they scored at will.
Under-fire England openers Liz and Crowley also showed a lot of positive intentions to take England to 107 for one at tea. India managed to get a breakthrough towards the end of the session in which Bumrah cleared Zack Crowley (76 to 46), who misunderstood the holiday, when a delivery went too far.
After lunch, India could eat only 8.5 overs. The first innings did not move but the expert batsmen gifted their wickets to stop India from taking a lead of more than 400.
Chasing a record target, England fired all the balls and scored 53 runs in nine overs without any loss in which Liz hit two fours. Ravinder Jadeja In his first over, he got out of the crease and hit the first after mid-off while the second came from a reverse sweep.
Crowley headed for Jaspreet Bumrah’s Square League with a skirmish before making a crisp straight drive off. محمد شامی۔.
Liz completed his second Test fifty in the next over with a back foot punch off Muhammad Siraj’s ball.
Siraj bowled with fast seams but he also did not put the openers in any trouble.
Earlier, India gave easy wickets to England but رشبھ پنتHalf-century extended his lead to 361 by lunch session.
Overnight batsman چیتشور پجارا (66 out of 168) and Pant (57 out of 86) started with confidence.
Pujara went back with a punch and a flick. James Anderson For continuous limits.
Pujara, who reached 50 on Sunday, was hardly bothered by the English fast bowlers. After Ben Stokes started the game, giving part-timer Joe Root three overs made Pant and Pujara’s job easier.
The Saurashtra batsman, however, played a key role in his own downfall by cutting a short and wide ball. Stuart Broad Straight back This is his pet shot but couldn’t put it down for a change.
Shriyas Iyer (26-19) joined with Pant in the middle and after playing a few shots again fell on the short ball. England set a trap for Air and he pulled a short ball straight to mid-wicket and fell into it.
Pant completed his fifty with a tickle on the pad, becoming the first Indian wicketkeeper to score a century and a half-century in an overseas Test.
After sweeping Jack Leach For a boundary, Pant went for the reverse bridge in the next over but was caught by Root in the first slip, leaving India at 198 for six.
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