New Delhi. Former England captain Joe Root is counted among the star batsmen of the world. When he settles at the crease, problems arise in front of any bowler. In the rescheduled 5th Test match of the series against India at Edgbaston (IND vs ENG 5th Test), England got a target of 378 runs to win. Alex Lees and Jack Crowley gave the hosts a good start and shared an opening partnership of 107 runs.
After the T-break on Monday on the fourth day of the match in Birmingham, England’s score was quickly reduced to 109 for three. Joe Root came to bat at number four, when Ollie Pope (0) was caught by Bumrah at the hands of Rishabh Pant. For the 25th over of the innings, India’s caretaker captain Jasprit Bumrah hit the ball. Ravindra Jadeja To give up
Lees played the first ball of this over of Jadeja in the backward square leg direction. Although he did not appear to be in a position to take runs but Joe Root Run away from your end. The routes had already covered almost half the journey. It seemed that Lees, seeing him, ran for a run. Mohammed Shami threw the ball straight towards Ravindra Jadeja. Jadeja also did not take long to run out Lees.
There was a wave of happiness in the Indian camp after the wicket of opener Lees fell. Former captain Virat Kohli was seen celebrating a lot. Lees turned and looked towards Root but without saying anything moved towards the pavilion. Root also probably felt that a mistake had been made and he was seen standing on the crease with his head bowed.
#TeamIndia make the most of the chaos and Alex Lees is run-out for 5️⃣6️⃣
Two wickets soon after Tea for the visitors
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Alex Lees faced 65 balls and hit 8 fours in his innings of 56 runs. Earlier, India scored 245 runs in the second innings, giving England a target of 378 runs to win. Cheteshwar Pujara (66) and wicketkeeper Rishabh Pant (57) scored half-centuries for India. Captain Ben Stokes took 4 wickets for England.
FIRST PUBLISHED : July 04, 2022, 21:21 IST