London. In the fifth Test between India and England in Birmingham, the Indian team has started tightening the noose on the opposition team. In response to India’s 416 runs in the first innings, the hosts were bundled out for 284 runs in their first innings. The Indian team, which took a lead of 132 runs on the basis of the first innings, made 125 runs in the second innings with the loss of 3 wickets. The Indian team has now taken a total lead of 257 runs in the second innings against England. There are still 2 days left in the match.
There was a heated argument between Virat Kohli and English batsman Jonny Bairstow on the third day of the Birmingham Test. In fact, when Mohammed Shami came to the field to bowl for India, Bairstow was beaten by one of his balls. Meanwhile, Kohli said a few words to provoke Bairstow, but where Bairstow, who was in great form here, was also going to be calm, he also retorted.
Meanwhile, seeing more talk between the two players, the on-field umpires had to intervene. Bairstow on the dispute with Kohli on the field has answered. The English batsman said after the match, ‘We have been playing against each other for the last 10 years. This is a kind of fun activity. We are playing Test cricket and we are both competitive. We have to give our best. You want to take your team forward in the game and do whatever is necessary for it. It is part of the game.
Jonny Bairstow storms after controversy in Birmingham
Before the controversy with Virat Kohli, Jonny Bairstow was batting with a calm mind. However, he took an aggressive stance as soon as Kohli’s provocation. Before the controversy, Bairstow had scored 13 runs in 61 balls, but after that he scored 93 runs in 79 balls.
FIRST PUBLISHED : July 04, 2022, 10:53 IST