Eng vs Ind 5th Test Edgbaston Birmingham: England need 119 runs to win at the end of fourth day’s play against India in Birmingham Test match. He scored 259 runs in the second innings for the loss of 3 wickets. Joe Root is unbeaten on 76 runs and Jonny Bairstow on 72 runs. There was a partnership of 150 runs between these two players. Team India will need to take early wickets on the last day of the match at any cost.
Chasing India’s target, England scored 259 runs for the loss of 3 wickets till the end of the fourth day’s play. England had a good start in the second innings. There was a century partnership between opener Alex Lees and Jack Crowley. Crowley was dismissed for 46 runs with the help of 7 fours. While Lees scored 56 runs in 65 balls. He also hit 8 fours. Oli Pop could not even open the account and got out. He was dismissed by Jasprit Bumrah.
Root and Bairstow performed brilliantly for England on the fourth day. Root faced 112 balls and scored an unbeaten 76 with the help of 9 fours. While Bairstow scored an unbeaten 72 off 87 balls. His innings included 8 fours and a six.
Team India will have to take wickets in the first session of the last day of the match to return to the match. By the end of the fourth day’s play for India, Jasprit Bumrah took 2 wickets. He gave 53 runs in 13 overs. Apart from these, no bowler has been able to take wickets in the second innings.
On the fourth day of the Birmingham Test, Team India was all out on the score of 245 runs in the second innings. During this, Cheteshwar Pujara and Rishabh Pant played useful innings for the team. Pujara scored 66 runs off 168 balls. His innings included 8 fours. While Pant scored 57 runs off 86 balls. He hit 8 fours. Ravindra Jadeja contributed 23 runs. Virat Kohli contributed 20 runs. Hanuma Vihari got out after scoring 11 runs.
Captain Ben Stokes bowled brilliantly for England. He took 4 wickets in 11.5 overs. Stokes gave away 33 runs. Matty Potts took 2 wickets for 50 runs in 17 overs. Stuart Broad also took two wickets. He conceded 58 runs in 16 overs. James Anderson and Jack Leach took one wicket each.