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IND Vs ENG 5th Test Match Report Today: After Alex Liege, Joe Root and Jonny Bairstow also took away victory from India by scoring half-centuries in the fourth innings.
India and England (India vs England) The 5th and last Test match of the series being played at Edgbaston has reached an exciting turn. England retaliated strongly in the third session of the fourth day and now the match has become high voltage. Team India, leading 2-1 in the series, will have to put all their efforts and do wonders on the last day to create history. Team India had given England a target of 378 runs to win on the fourth day, in response, by the end of the day’s play, England scored 259 runs for the loss of 3 wickets. Alex Lease, Jack Crowley first gave England a strong start. Then Joe Root and Jonny Bairstow settled on the crease. Which the Indian bowlers could not even shake till the end of the day.
English batsmen made a big partnership in the fourth innings
Joe Root remained unbeaten on 76 runs and Bairstow on 72 runs on the fourth day. England now need only 119 runs to win on the last day, while India need 7 wickets. Chasing the target, the English team got off to a great start. Alex Lees and Jack Crowley shared a partnership of 107 runs. Jasprit Bumrah broke this partnership and Crowley’s innings was bundled out for 46 runs. After the tea break, the Indian bowlers gave England 3 blows for 109 by dismissing Ollie Pope and Liege. The team seemed to be making a comeback, but then Root and Bairstow created a ruckus. Both have scored half-centuries. Both the batsmen together took England’s score from 109 to 259 till the stumps. Indian bowlers were ineffective in the third session. Only Bumrah got 2 successes. Shami, Ravindra Jadeja, Mohammad Siraj and Shardul Thakur remained empty handed.
Apart from Pujara and Pant, no batsman played
India had scored 416 runs in the first, in response to which the English team could only score 284 runs and India got a strong lead in the first innings, but Team India could only score 245 runs in the second innings and gave England a target of 378 runs. In the second innings, Cheteshwar Pujara scored the highest 66, while Rishabh Pant scored 57 runs. Pujara and Pant took India’s score to 125/3 on the fourth day. Pujara scored 66 runs in 168 balls on the fourth day. On the other hand, Pant completed his half-century on the fourth day. Apart from these two, no other batsman could run in the second innings. Ravindra Jadeja could also score only 23 runs, who scored a century in the first innings.