IND Vs ENG 5th test: Jonny Bairstow stands tall, rain delays entertaining day 3

IND Vs ENG 5th test Update
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IND Vs ENG 5th test Update:

An entertaining morning session comes to an end! The Indian pacers took control early on, repeatedly beating the edge and controlling play. Then, Virat Kohli and Jonny Bairstow engaged into a verbal altercation as a means of getting under Jonny’s skin, but Jonny was able to prevail during that time.

After that, Stokes and Bairstow turned up the aggression and began to punish the Indian bowlers all over the park. After dropping the English captain on the previous ball, Bumrah pulled off a sensational catch to put an end to Ben’s fortunate stay at the crease.

However, Bairstow continued his aggressive approach and is batting on 91* along side Sam Billings with England still 16 run short of follow-on till lunch on day 3.

IND Vs ENG, match report – lunch day 3

Earlier, after winning the toss England invited India to bat. And they proved their decision right by dismissing five Indian batters under 100.

Shubman Gill and Cheteshwar Pujara, who were appointed to handle the opening role in the absence of team India’s designated openers, Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul, failed to do so and got out cheaply. Gill scored 17, while Pujara walked back to pavilion after scoring just 13.

Hanuma Vihari made a good start but he also failed to convert his 20-run knock into a big one. The former captain Virat Kohli was unfortunate to be bowled on the ball he attempted to leave but the ball caught the edge of the bat and struck the stumps. While Shreyas Iyer, who began his innings with three fours in T-20 fashion, walked back after only scoring 15.

India were look like in trouble, then Rishabh Pant and the star all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja took responsibility on their shoulder and help India cross 300 mark.

Rishabh walked back to pavilion after scoring 146 off 111. While Jadeja also got out after completing his century, captain Bumrah then took the charge and collected 35 runs off Broad’s over to create history by scoring most runs in the longest format of the game.

Siraj was the last man to dismiss for India as the visitors put 416 on board in their first innings.

In reply, England faced a hard challenge as captain Jasprit Bumrah asked them tough questions with the ball and dismissed 3 main England batters to put hosts on back foot.

England started their day three campaign from 94 for 5 with skipper Ben Stokes and batter Jonny Bairstow. Both batters followed their aggressive approach of play but the skipper couldn’t manage to play a long innings as after scoring 25 he walked back to pavilion. Jonny Bairstow, on the other hand, standing tall in the England’s fight back with Sam Billings doing the anchor role.

At the time of lunch on day 3 England were at 200 for 6.

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