Rishabh Pant’s scintillating century (146) and his 222-run partnership for the sixth wicket with Ravindra Jadeja made India 338 for the loss of 7 wickets at stumps on day one of the fifth Test against England. . For England, James Anderson took three and Matthew Potts took two wickets.
Batting first after losing the toss, India had lost their five wickets for just 98 runs but Pant and Jadeja then put up a double century partnership while playing boldly. Pant was dismissed for 146 runs in 111 balls with the help of 19 fours and four sixes in the final session. But by then he had pulled India out of trouble. Jadeja is at the crease after scoring 83 runs in 163 balls with the help of ten fours. Mohammed Shami is unbeaten on zero with Jadeja.
India gained strength in the second and third sessions as compared to the first session. In the second session, 121 runs were scored in over 23 overs and three wickets fell. When this season started, India looked in trouble but by the end of the day, the beautiful pair of Pant and Jadeja have taken care of it. India put the team in a very strong position by adding 164 runs in the final session. The credit for this performance goes to Pant, who not only scored his fifth century but also completed two thousand runs in Test cricket. However, he fell short of crossing his best score of 159 not out.
India were 53 for two in the morning session when the game was stopped due to rain, both India’s openers Shubman Gill and Cheteshwar Pujara were caught by fast bowler James Anderson at the hands of Zack Crawley at slips. Gill scored 17 runs in 24 balls with the help of four fours and Pujara scored 13 runs in 46 balls with the help of two fours. At the time of stoppage, Hanuma Vihari was at the crease after scoring 14 off 46 balls and Virat Kohli scoring one run in seven balls. Both India’s batsmen were dismissed after appearing in good touch. However, there is another thing that both the batsmen were dodged by the extra bounce.
Outer edge off Anderson’s ball and England gets the first wicket. This time Gill manipulated the outside back off good length ball and lost his wicket. The ball had also taken an extra bounce this time, Gill tried to push it from a distance. Coercive tampering and playing with your wicket. India lost their first wicket for 27 runs.
Anderson took his second wicket by dismissing Pujara. Caught by Pujara at slips. The extra bounce again surprised the batsman, a good length ball on the fourth stump, came in a bit after falling, Pujara was shocked by the bounce, tried to stop the ball but hit the outside edge and this time the slip fielder made a mistake Didn’t. India’s second wicket fell on the score of 46.
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Matthew Potts made a plan and took the wicket of Hanuma Vihari. After bowling a back of length, fuller length ball outside off-stump, after falling, the ball came in quickly, Hanuma could not do anything, the ball hit the pad and the umpire happily raised a finger. Hanuma asked Virat about the review but he probably refused. Hanuma scored 20 runs in 53 balls.
Potts then showed Virat Kohli the way to the pavilion. Virat gets bowled, out in a very unfortunate way. The ball outside the off-stump, going out after a fall, Kohli tried to wave his bat in the air to release the ball but the ball hit the wicket with the edge, Potts was not happy. Virat got out after scoring 11 runs in 19 balls.
Anderson took his third wicket by dismissing Shreyas Iyer. Short of length, Bulky plan, in the direction of the body, Shreyas wanted to play the ball down the leg side with a slight shuffle, the ball took the edge of the bat and went to the left of the keeper, keeper Sam Bilgsin dives And took a wonderful catch. Iyer scored 15 runs in 11 balls with the help of three fours.