The fifth test of the series between England and India started on June 1 at the Edgbaston Cricket Ground, where the visitors are in the driving seat after Day 3. Relying on Rishab Pant and Ravindra Jadeja’s bats, India scored big runs in their first innings.
India’s test captain Rohit Sharma missed the test due to injury. Moreover, KL Rahul, the vice-captain of team India, also missed the match for the same reason. So, bowler Jasprit Bumrah is captaining the team now.
However, English skipper Ben Stokes won the toss at the Edgbaston Cricket Ground and decided to bowl first. So, Shubman Gill and Cheteshwar Pujara came into the pitch to start the inning for India. But due to the high aggression of English bowlers, India lost some quick wickets. The first wicket came in the 7th over as James Anderson picked up Shubman Gill.
The next three batters of India couldn’t contribute much as well. Kohli, the former captain, continues to have a tough time. He departed the pitch after scoring only 11 runs. But the scenario started changing in the middle order. Rishab Pant batted very aggressively. With 19 boundaries and 4 over-boundaries, Pant scored a massive 146 runs for India. In addition, Ravindra Jadeja added 104 runs before his departure. Following these runs, India scored 416 runs in the 1st innings.
However, India have been dominating in their bowling innings. The two openers of England couldn’t cross ten runs. Joe Root tried to make a partnership with Jonny Bairstow. But they couldn’t go far as Joe Root departed the pitch after scoring 31 runs.
On the other hand, Jonny Bairstow continued scoring runs. He fought alone to get closer to the team India. Unfortunately, his brilliant innings stopped in the 55th over as Mohammad Shami took his wicket. But Jonny Bairstow scored 106 runs before his departure.
Anyway, the remaining batters of England couldn’t contribute much. Due to the aggression of Indian bowlers, England became all out in 284 runs, As a result, India got a 132 run lead against the home team.