India vs England Fifth Test Day 2 Birmingham Match Report

Ravindra Jadeja’s fine century and a superb all round performance by skipper Jasprit Bumrah put the visitors in a strong position at the end of Day 2 of the fifth test against England at Edgbaston on Saturday.

Resuming at a overnight score of 338/7, the pair of Jadeja and Shami added 33 more runs before the latter (16) ramped a short ball from Stuart Broad outside off stump to Jack Leach at third man to clinch his 550th test wicket.

All rounder Jadeja’s fine innings soon ended on 104, as he was bowled while trying to swing James Anderson across the line.

England pacer Stuart Broad created a world record by conceding 35 runs in an over, as Indian captain Jasprit Bumrah smashed him all around the park.

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However James Anderson completed his 32nd five wicket haul by claiming Mohammed Siraj (2) caught at mid off by Broad as India finished their innings at 416.

Veteran Anderson was the pick of the bowlers for England with figures of 5/60, while Matthew Potts claimed two wickets.

Indian pace spearhead Jasprit Bumrah started brilliantly with the ball by removing both Alex Lees (6) and Zak Crawley (9) in quick succession.

The 29 year old Bumrah claimed his third wicket by dismissing Ollie Pope, caught at second slip by Shreyas Iyer, reducing the hosts to 44/3.

Joe Root along with Jonny Bairstow added 34 runs for the fourth wicket before the former attempted an late upper cut off Mohammed Siraj and ended up edging to wicket keeper Rishabh Pant for 31.

Nightwatchman Jack Leach who was dropped by Virat Kohli at slip cordon, finally perished to Mohammed Shami for a duck.

The hosts finished at 83/5 with Bairstow (12*) and captain Ben Stokes (0) at the crease.

Stumps at the end of Day 2

India 1st innings-416 all out ( Jadeja 104, Jasprit Bumrah 31*, James Anderson 5/60) vs England 84/5 (Joe Root 31, Bairstow 12*) trail by 332 runs.

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