The decider of the five-Test series between India and England between India and England has turned exciting at the Edgbaston Stadium in Birmingham. While India’s 5 wickets have fallen, Rishabh Pant and Jadeja are on the field at the time of writing this news.
England’s new captain Ben Stokes won the toss and invited the Indian team to bat. Where the Indian team has suffered initial setbacks in the overcast condition. Openers Pujara, Gill, Kohli, Iyer and Hanuma Vihari have all been out.
Anderson’s havoc on the India Openers
England pacers James Anderson and Potts wreaked havoc. Where veteran bowler Anderson bowled a superb spell. The first wicket fell in the form of Shubman Gill. Where the outside edge of Shubman’s bat went straight into the hands of slip fielder Jack Crowley in the process of slicing the ball going out of the off-stump. On the other hand, Cheteshwar Pujara became the victim of Anderson playing an innings of 13 runs in 46 balls. The ball going outside the off-stump was hit by the outside edge of Pujara’s bat and he was out.
After the fall of two wickets, Matty Potts dismissed Hanuma Vihari LBW in 22.2 overs. Hanuma Vihari gets caught on the back off length ball. Hanuma played an innings of 20 runs facing 53 balls.
Virat Kohli’s bat remained silent again
On the second ball of the 25th over of the innings, Virat Kohli became the victim of Matty Potts for just 11 runs. Where Virat wanted to play the ball going outside the off-stump in order to put a cover drive, then he took the inner edge of the bat in the pursuit of leaving and the ball went through the wicket and Virat became clean bowled. The search for the 71st century seems to be getting longer.
When the series was postponed last year, the India team was leading 2-1. So there is a chance for India to win or draw this match and win the first series on England soil in the last 15 years.