ENG vs IND: Team India is On The Verge Of Losing The Birmingham Test: The Indian team is on a verge of losing the Birmingham Test against England. By the end of the fourth day’s play, England scored 259 for 3 in the second innings. Joe Root is playing 76, and Bairstow is scoring 72 runs. England needs 119 runs to win. There is still play on the fifth day.
ENG vs IND First Session
Cheteshwar Pujara and Rishabh Pant added some runs early on the fourth day. After this, Pujara fell victim to Broad after scoring 66 runs. Shreyas Iyer came for the batting after him, and after a good start, he got out for 19 runs after playing a bad shot.
Rishabh Pant scored a half-century with excellent batting, but he also tried a reverse sweep off Jack Leach and was dismissed for 57. After him, Shardul Thakur also went on after scoring four runs. Potts dismissed him. By lunch, India’s score was 229 for seven wickets. Jadeja was at the crease after scoring 17 and Shami 13.
ENG vs IND Second Session
The Indian team did not last long while playing after lunch. Ravindra Jadeja got out for 23, and Shami scored 13 runs. Bumrah and Siraj were also dismissed early. This way, the Indian team was reduced to 245 runs in the second innings.
Ben Stokes took four wickets for England. Broad and Potts also got 2-2 wickets. Playing in reply to 378 runs, Jack Crawley and Alex Lees gave the English team a great start. Together they made a century partnership. Liege hit a quick fifty.
Crawley also stayed with him at the crease but shortly before tea time, and Bumrah bowled him on a personal score of 46. Till the tea break, England’s score in the second innings was 107 for one wicket. Liege 56 and Ollie Pope were at the crease without opening an account.
ENG vs IND Third Session
In the final session, Bumrah dismissed Ollie Pope without opening an account, and Alex Liege was run out for 56. In this way, the score was reduced to 109 for three wickets.
From here, Joe Root and Jonny Bairstow again performed brilliant batting and made the Indian bowlers crave wickets. Both shared an unbeaten century partnership and also completed their respective half-centuries. By the end of the last session, the score was 259 for 3, with Root 76 and Bairstow at the crease scoring 72 runs.