India played against England from July 1st to July 5th at Edgbaston stadium.
IND is in the lead for now by 2-1, and one match is tied. If IND wins the last test, they will also win the series, whereas if ENG wins, the series draws.
ENG won the toss and chose to bowl first. To make IND bat first and set up a good score.
Shubham Gill and Cheteshwar Pujara came out to bat. As the batting started, the Indian batsman looked difficult to score runs. There were breakthroughs at low scores.
IND lost their five wickets for just a score of 98 runs. Until Rishabh Pant and Ravindra Jadeja started to form a partnership.
Both were looking good together, and boundaries were coming from both ends, which even boosted their confidence.
Soon, both completed their half-centuries and started to take the partnership to another level as they completed 150-plus runs together.
Rishabh completed his century as both of them made 222 runs together bringing IND to a good position.
Pant lost his wicket trying to clear the ball for a six. IND made a total of 338 runs for the loss of seven wickets on the first day.
Jadeja completed his century as IND made a total of 416 runs in their first innings.
ENG’s first innings started with a quick loss. The IND bowlers made it difficult for them to score runs.
The bowlers, Jasprit Bumrah and Mohobbat Siraj were giving frequent breakthroughs to them. The only batsman who stood against the bowlers was Jonny Bairstow.
ENG was at a total of 84 runs for the loss of five wickets at the day’s end.
Jonny completed his century as Siraj took four and Jasprit took three of the main wickets, limiting them to a total of 284 runs.
IND got the lead by 132 runs, as now it was time for them to convert this into a high total.
Shubham Gill and Cheteshwar Pujara came out to bat at IND and lost their first wicket in the first over itself.
As ENG bowlers allowed anyone to settle, wickets fell frequently. By the end of the day, IND was at a total of 125/3.
With the help of half-centuries by Pujara and Rishabh, Pant IND managed to set up a total of 245 runs.
ENG needed 377 runs to win the match.
The opening partnership of 100 runs between Alex Lee and Zak Crawley gave ENG relief.
By the end of the day, both of them had completed their half-centuries and completed a partnership of 150 runs as ENG reached a total of 259/3.
The outstanding hundred by both batsmen made ENG win the game by seven wickets.
In the end, Jonny Bairstow was the Man of the Match for his hundred in both innings.
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