India enjoyed another dominant day against England in the rescheduled fifth Test at Edgbaston, Birmingham on Saturday. At stumps on Day 2, England were struggling at 84/5 in 27 overs in reply to India's 416 all out with Jasprit Bumrah claiming three wickets. Jonny Bairstow and Ben Stokes were unbeaten on 12 off 47 and 0 off 4 respectively.
On another stop-start day thanks to intermittent rain, skipper Bumrah scripted a memorable day. He first hit 29 runs in a Test record 35-run over to condemn Stuart Broad to another unwanted feat. And it was followed by the wickets, with two of those coming from reloads following front-foot no balls. Mohammed Siraj removed Joe Root for 31 with half an hour's play left in the day's play. Root's stand with Bairstow was worth 34 runs in 73 balls. Virat Kohli dropped Leach off Mohammed Shami at first slip. The nightwatchman would have lasted only ball. But Shami got his man soon enough.
Then there was Ravindra Jadeja, who completed his third Test century and first overseas. The all-rounder resumed on 83 and reached the ton in 183 balls. For England, James Anderson became the oldest pacer to claim a five-wicket haul.
On Day 1, Rishabh Pant hit a stunning 146 off just 111 balls to help India recover from 98/5 in 24.2 overs to 338/7 in 73 overs. India are leading the five-match series lasting more than nine months 2-1. Catch highlights and cricket scores of ENG vs IND here:
23:53 PM IST: Five Crucial Wickets
That's Stumps on Day 2 of the #ENGvIND Edgbaston Test! #TeamIndia put on a fantastic show with the ball, scalping 5 England wickets, after posting 416 on the board. 👏 👏— BCCI (@BCCI) July 2, 2022
We will be back for Day 3 action tomorrow.
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23:33 PM IST: Stumps
Jasprit Bumrah with the final over of the day. A single off the fifth, taken by Jonny Bairstow. 13 runs and two wickets in the last ten overs. Jonny Bairstow and Ben Stokes unbeaten on 12 and 0. England trail by 332 runs. ENG - 84/5 (27)
23:25 PM IST: Five Down
And Mohammed Shami now gets his man. Nightwatchman Jack Leach is gone for naught off five, caught behind. Ben Stokes is the new man. England trail by 333 runs. ENG - 83/5 (25.3)
23:18 PM IST: Dropped
Mohammed Shami on with his 12th over. And Virat Kohli drops Jack Leach on zero. Tough chance at first slip, then four byes off the next to end the over. England trail by 333 runs. ENG - 83/4 (24)
23:07 PM IST: Root Gone
Mohammed Siraj on with his third over. Five dots, then wobble seam, cuts back and enough bounce to trouble Joe Root. And the former England captain is caught behind for 31 off 67, thus ending a 34-run stand in 73 with Jonny Bairstow (10 off 32). Jack Leach is the nightwatchman. England trail by 338 runs. ENG - 78/4 (22.6)
22:53 PM IST: First Maiden
Mohammed Shami continues. A maiden, first in the innings. 35 runs and one wicket in the last ten overs. 0/32 of Shami. Joe Root and Jonny Bairstow are on 31 and 10 runs respectively. England trail by 339 runs. ENG - 77/3 (20)
22:43 PM IST: Elsewhere...
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22:41 PM IST: Probing Over
Jasprit Bumrah on with his 8th over. The skipper gets a chance to review, but says 'it's height'. The issue. And rightly so. 26-run stand in 37 balls for Joe Root and Jonny Bairstow. England trail by 346 runs. 70/3 (17).
22:29 PM IST: Welcome Back
Players in the middle. Expect at least an hour's play. Mohammed Shami to complete his 8th over, and Joe Root (19) in the strike. Jonny Bairstow (6) is his opening partner. England trail by 356. ENG - 60/3 (15.1)
22:15 PM IST: Latest Update
Play will resume at 10:30 PM IST/6:00 PM local.
22:07 PM IST: There Is An Inspection
It's not raining and the covers are off. Umpires are in the middle. Seems like there are wet patches.
21:40 PM IST: Noy Yet
Conditions improved but there will be another inspection at 9:55 PM IST.
21:02 PM IST: Tea Time
It's still raining, and tea has been taken.
Joe Root and Jonny Bairstow are unbeaten on 19 and 6 runs respectively. England trail by 356 runs. ENG - 60/3 (15.1)
20:29 PM IST: And Rain Back
Mohammed Shami on with his 8th over. Extra bounce to Joe Root, then the rain. Again. Players are off.
20:26 PM IST: Siraj On
Mohammed Siraj gets his first over. Jonny Bairstow hits the third ball for a four, behind square. Bairstow and Joe Root on 6 and 10 respectively. England trail by 356 runs. ENG - 60/3 (15)
20:08 PM IST: Third For Bumrah
A no-ball calls late, spotted by the TV umpire, and Jasprit Bumrah bowls again and gets his third. Ollie Pope goes for 10 off 18, caught at cordon by Shreyas Iyer. Bumrah's figures so far: 3/22 in 6. Jonny Bairstow in the middle. England trail by 372 runs. ENG - 44/3 (11)
20:02 PM IST: Tidy Shami
Mohammed Shami on with his 5th over. A single off the fifth as Joe Root plays past square leg. England trail by 374 runs. ENG - 42/2 (10)
19:46 PM IST: Play Resumes
Jasprit Bumrah continues with his fourth over. Joe Root on the strike. Ollie Pope is his partner. England trail by 385 runs.
19:35 PM IST: There's Start Time
Play to resume at 7:45 PM IST.
19:20 PM IST: Stats Attack
At 39 years and 337 days, James Anderson became the oldest pacer to take five wickets in an innings this century. Here's more on it.
Meanwhile, covers are coming off. There will be another inspection at 7:30 PM IST.
18:44 PM IST: Still raining.
Rain getting harder. Expect extended play.
18:06 PM IST: Play Stopped
And the players are going off again. Another spell. England trail India by 385 runs. ENG - 31/2 (6.3)
17:52 PM IST: 2nd For The Skipper
Jasprit Bumrah continues. Zak Crawley drives the first ball, and is caught at second slip by Shubman Gill. Gone for 9 off 17. Joe Root is the new man. ENG - 27/2 (4.1)
17:45 PM IST: Post-lunch Session Starts
Mohammed Shami continues. Zak Crawley and Ollie Pope are the two unbeaten batters. England trail by 400 runs.
17:32 PM IST: Revised Session Timings
The revised session timings on Day 2 are as below:— BCCI (@BCCI) July 2, 2022
2nd Session: 13:15-15:55 (5:45PM to 8:25PM)
3rd Session: 1615-1830 (8:45PM to 11:00PM)
Play can be extended by 30 minutes. #ENGvIND
16:53 PM IST: Lunch
With no signs of rain stopping, it's early lunch in Birmingham.
16:31 PM IST: Rain Stops Play
Mohammed Shami on with his second over. And the rain comes uninvited. It's more of a drizzle, but enough water to stop the play.
16:28 PM IST: Bumrah Strikes
Jasprit Bumrah continues. An extra ball does the trick. A no-ball for the last delivery, second in the over, then the wicket in the reload. Alex Lees is bowled. He goes for 6 off 9. Ollie Pope joins Zak Crawley. Bumrah is sharing the new ball with Mohammed Siraj. ENG - 16/1 (3)
16:12 PM IST: Players Are Back
Jasprit Bumrah with the new ball. Alex Lees to take the first strike. Zak Crawley is his opening partner.
16:02 PM IST: Innings Break
James Anderson on. And he gets the last wicket, for a fifer. A miscued from Mohammed Siraj and taken by Stuart Broad. Siraj goes for 2 off 6, and the last with skipper Jasprit Bumrah (31 not out off 16) was 41 in 17. 76 runs and three wickets in the last 60 balls. IND - 416 all out (84.5)
15:57 PM IST: Revisiting Yuvraj!
Stuart Broad on with his 18th over. Jasprit Bumrah hits the first ball for a four, then five wides. And a six off the no-ball, with two more fours. The new captain then hooks the fifth ball for a six. Revisiting Yuvraj Singh! And a quick single to keep the strike. Block and run. Broad crashes into the stumps. Checking for run out. Mohammed Siraj is fine. 35 runs from the over. The stand - 37 in 11. IND - 412/9 (84).
And that is the most expensive over in Test cricket, by some margin - seven runs.
15:45 PM IST: Jadeja Goes
James Anderson on with his 21st over. And the wicket. Ravindra Jadeja (104 off 194) is bowled. Mohammed Siraj joins Jasprit Bumrah in the middle. IND - 375/9 (82.2)
15:29 PM IST: Century For Ravindra Jadeja
Dropped, Four, Four and Ravindra Jadeja brings up his third Test century. What a knock it has been from Jadeja. The sword celebration comes up. IND 371/7 (79)
15:18 PM IST: 350 Comes up For India
350 comes up for India with back-to-back boundaries from Mohammed Shami. Matthew Motts bangs it short and Shami puts the ball to the boundary on both occasions. IND 351/7 (71)
15:05 PM IST: Tribute To Bob Willis
Today is Bob Willis day and both teams have lined up to applaud the former England captain. Both teams are sporting Blue Caps and money is raised to treat prostate cancer for men. Ravindra Jadeja takes the first ball.
14:40 PM IST: Welcome Greetings
Hello and welcome to Day 2 of the highly entertaining England vs India fifth Test match at Edgbaston in Birmingham.
14:45 PM IST: England Aim For Quick Finish
The hosts will be aiming for a quick finish to India’s innings. But it won’t be easy against the likes of Ravindra Jadeja and Mohammed Shami, who too can bat. In fact, Shami has two fifties in Tests.