Rishbah Pant swashbuckling century to the tourist rescue.

India 416, centuries by Pant and Jadeja, England 84-5

Rishbah Pant swashbuckling century to the tourist rescue.
Rishabh Pant’s swashbuckling century to the tourist rescue.
Ravindra Jadeaj's 104
Ravindra Jadeja’s 104
Jaspirt Bumrah's 3-27
Jasprit Bumrah’s 3-35


1st July 2022 Test Match Series Day 2 of 5 at Edgbaston, Birmingham

England Vs India

India 416 ao off 84.5ov Pant 146 off 111, 19 fours, 4 sixes, Jadeja 104 off 194, 13 fours, Bumrah 31 off 16, 2 sixes, Anderson 5-60 Potts 2-105, Broad 1-89, Stokes 1-47, Root 1-23

England 84-5 off 27 ov, Root 31 off 67, 4 fours, Bairstow 12 no off 47, 1 four, Bumrah 3-35, Shami 1-33, Siraj 1-5.

England won the toss and elected to bowl.

On Day one swashbuckling  Rishabh Pant, displaying 360°stroke play scored 146 off 111, crashing 19 fours, and four sixes, ably assisted by  Ravindra Jadeja who was 83 not out sharing a stand of 222  for the 6th wicket and steered India from an initial collapse of 98-5 to 338-7 at the close of play and tested England’s new test strategy approach to batting  “Bazball revolution” trained by coach Brendon McCullum. Pant’s 89-ball century rescued tourists after England’s high-quality attack pacemen exploited most of the morning cloud cover either side of a two-hour break for rain and the movement on offer following captain Ben Stoke’s decision to bowl first after winning the toss.  Pant eventually sliced Joe Root’s off-spin to slip.

The final Test in the series was postponed last September with India leading 2-1 after positive cases of Covid-19 among tourists’ backroom staff.

On Day 2 Jadeja who resumed on 83 completed his third Test hundred 104 from 183 balls hitting 13 fours. India was bowled out for 416 in the morning session with Anderson taking 5 five wickets for 60 runs.  Broad bowls, the most expensive over in Tests conceding 35 runs, Indian tail wagged as Burmah scored 31 off 16, hitting  4 fours, and 2 sixes.

Jasprit Bumrah bowls Lee (7), Crawley (9), caught second slip, and Pope (10) caught by Syras as England slipped to 84-5 in 27 overs after the loss of Joe Root followed by nightwatchman Jack Leach, in reply to India’s 416.