India have shown an invigorated performance under the leadership of pacer Jasprit Bumrah in the ENG vs IND 2022 fifth Test at Edgbaston in Birmingham. India are 332 runs ahead of England in the first innings, as the hosts have made 84/5 at the end of day 2. The second day was a nightmare for English pacer Stuart Broad as he conceded 35 runs in an over and became the holder of the costliest over ever in the Test format. India’s captain Jasprit Bumrah ran riot over Stuart Broad in that particular over, who also became the highest scorer (31) for any debutant captain batting at no.10. The fifth match scenario is discussed in this article.
England vs India fifth Test: The match scenario
English captain Ben Stokes opted to field first after winning the toss in the ENG vs IND 2022 fifth Test. India’s regular Test captain, Rohit Sharma, has been unable to participate because of COVID-19 positive syndrome. In place of him, the team management handed over the captaincy to Jasprit Bumrah. Shubman Gill replaced Rohit and opened the innings with the experienced Cheteshwar Pujara.
England’s plan to put pressure on India’s batting line-up early in the innings materialized as they picked up five wickets for only 98 runs. However, Rishabh Pant and Ravindra Jadeja’s 222-run partnership for the sixth wicket discarded England’s early good work and put pressure on the home team bowlers. Pant made a swashbuckling effort with the bat by scoring 146 runs in just 111 deliveries, which included 4 sixes and 19 boundaries. Jadeja, on the other hand, scored 104 runs.
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England were hoping to wrap up India’s first innings after Joe Root broke the partnership in the third session of day 1. However, captain Jasprit Bumrah’s quick-fire 31 off 16 guided India to score 416 in the first innings. Veteran James Anderson showed yet another master-class performance with the ball as he picked up five wickets in the innings.
In reply, England had a terrible start to their innings, losing 5 wickets and making 84 runs at the end of day 2. Jonny Bairstow (12) and captain Ben Stokes remained unbeaten at the crease. England will be hoping these two batsmen continue to develop a strong stand in the middle and stay firm in the contest. Skipper Jasprit Bumrah had a brilliant spell on day 2 as he picked up three wickets for India.
A look back at the most expensive overs in Test cricket
One of the major highlights of day 2 was Stuart Broad’s one embarrassing over to Jasprit Bumrah. It was the 84th over of India’s first innings and the bowler was Stuart Broad. Bumrah took on the English legend and hammered 29 runs with the bat. Six more runs were also scored thanks to extras. Overall, 35 runs were scored, which was the most expensive over in Test cricket history.
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The previous record-holders for the most runs scored with the bat in an over were Brian Lara in 2003 and Bailey in 2013, both of whom scored 28 runs in an over. Bumrah set a new record for himself by scoring 29 runs. Jasprit Bumrah finished his innings with an undefeated 31* and became the debutant skipper with the most runs while batting at 10.
Source: United News of Bangladesh