London: The much-awaited fifth Test match to be played between India and England has started. Barring the first session of the first day of the Birmingham Test, the Indian team has so far left the hosts behind in every session. In response to India’s 416 runs in the first innings, the English team is struggling in the first innings for just 85 runs, losing the wickets of its 5 leading batsmen. For the team, Jonny Bairstow is 12 in 47 balls and Captain Ben Stokes remains in the field without opening an account.
The biggest blow to the English team on the second day was in the form of Joe Root, the former captain and the backbone of England’s batting at present. Actually Root was facing the Indian bowlers in the field, but his patience was broken on the last ball of Mohammad Siraj, who came to India for the 23rd over. He tried to make a cut shot on Siraj’s light shot pitch ball, but due to poor contact between the ball and the bat, he lost his valuable wicket.
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Joe Root managed to score 31 runs in the first innings for his team. During this, he faced 67 balls and hit 4 fours. When Joe Root was dismissed for the English team, the total score of the team was 78 runs at the loss of four wickets after the end of 23 overs.
Talking about Siraj’s performance there, he has bowled three overs till the end of the second day. During this, he has got a significant success while spending just five runs. Apart from Siraj, Captain Jasprit Bumrah has achieved three and Shami has achieved one success for India in this match.
FIRST PUBLISHED : July 03, 2022, 08:14 IST