ENG vs IND 5th Test Edgbaston Birmingham: England need 119 runs to win after the end of day four against India in the Birmingham Test match. Scored 259 runs in the second innings for the loss of 3 wickets.
Joe Root is undefeated on 76 runs and Jonny Bairstow on 72 runs. There has been a 150 run partnership between these two players. The Indian team will have to take early wickets at all costs on the last day of the match.
Chasing India’s target, England scored 259 runs for the loss of 3 wickets until the end of play on the fourth day. England got off to a good start in the second set. There was a century-long partnership between Alex Lees and Jack Crowley. Crowley was out for 46 runs with the help of 7 fours. While Lees scored 56 runs on 65 balls. He also hit 8 fours. Oli Pop couldn’t even open the account and walked out. He was out by Jasprit Bumrah.
Root and Bairstow performed brilliantly for England on day four. Root faced 112 balls and scored 76 unbeaten with the help of 9 fours. While Bairstow scored an unbeaten 72 on 87 balls. His innings included 8 fours and a six.
The Indian team will need to take wickets in the first session of the final day of the game to get back into the game. At the end of the day four game for India, Jasprit Bumrah took 2 wickets. He gave up 53 runs in 13 overs. Other than these, no bowler was able to take wickets in the second innings.
On the fourth day of the Birmingham test (ENG vs IND), the Indian team scored 245 runs in the second set. Meanwhile, Cheteshwar Pujara and Rishabh Pant played useful innings for the team. Pujara scored 66 runs on 168 balls. Its sleeves included 8 fours. While Pant scored 57 runs on 86 balls. He hit 8 fours. Ravindra Jadeja contributed 23 runs. Virat Kohli contributed 20 runs. Hanuma Vihari came out after scoring 11 runs.
Captain Ben Stokes played brilliantly for England. He took 4 wickets in 11.5 overs. Stokes gave up 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.