Jul 04, 2022 11:03 PM IST
India vs England 5th Test: England 259/3 at Stumps
They need to score 119 runs on Day 5 to win this game. In any other situation, that is no easy target in a Test match but over here, it looks like a piece of cake for the hosts. Partnership between Root and Bairstow is on 150 off 197 balls. Root has scored 76 off 110 balls while Bairstow is on 73 off 89. India will have early wickets and nothing else in mind whey they walk out tomorrow. It will be the difference between winning and drawing this series.
Jul 04, 2022 10:54 PM IST
India vs England Live Score: England 254/3
Root and Bairstow absolutely racing along. If India are thinking that they will get them on Day 5, they stand the danger of not having too much left to defend tomorrow. England’s deficit down to 124 runs.
Jul 04, 2022 10:47 PM IST
Short from Siraj, no enough pace and Bairstow pulls it into the stands. Runs are absolutely flowing in this extra half hour of play that is underway at the moment. England need just 135 to win now.
Jul 04, 2022 10:43 PM IST
IND vs ENG Live Score: 50 for Bairstow!
Bairstow clips Shami off his legs to take two and complete his half century. He continues his scorching form. He has scored five centuries, three of which have come on the trot and that includes the one he scored in the first innings.
Jul 04, 2022 10:22 PM IST
IND vs ENG: England 211/3, century stand between Root and Bairstow
Root is on 60 and Bairstow on 42. The stand between them has ballooned to 104 and England need just 165 more to win. A chase of 378 is looking pretty straightforward at the moment, if you can believe it.
Jul 04, 2022 10:08 PM IST
India vs England: 50 for Joe Root!
Taps the ball to cover and takes a single to raise his half century. Not much of a celebration there, the partnership between these two players is now on 89.
Jul 04, 2022 10:00 PM IST
India vs England Live Score: FOUR! Effortless from Bairstow
Siraj bangs it in short, Bairstow stands tall and pulls it to the midwicket boundary. That came right off the middle of the bat.
Jul 04, 2022 09:52 PM IST
India vs England: Frustration from Siraj
Root had pulled out just as Siraj got into his delivery stride as something had gone in his eye two overs ago. Siraj is halfway through this time when Root pulls out and this time, the fast bowler throws it angrily to slips. Frustration from Siraj, maybe reflecting the frustration in the Indian camp as well. Partnership between these two is now 70.
Jul 04, 2022 09:40 PM IST
India vs England Live Score: FOUR! Root into the 40s
Straight from Siraj and that’s bread and butter for Root. Tucks away fine for an easy boundary and Root gets into the 40s.
Jul 04, 2022 09:35 PM IST
India vs England 5th Test: 50 partnership between Root and Bairstow
This partnership is another point of worry now for India but they won’t be too surprised with this one. Bairstow and Root have rotated the strike brilliantly and those singles and doubles are coming quite easily for them at the moment.
Jul 04, 2022 09:30 PM IST
IND vs ENG Live Score: FOUR! Bairstow edges and lives
Bairstow looking to drive on the up, ends up getting an outside edge and the balls flies over Vihari at slip. It even looked like he may have got a finger to it. Siraj then has a few words with Bairstow after the next ball, off which the batter takes a run. England 157/3, need 221 to win.
Jul 04, 2022 09:28 PM IST
India vs England: England need 229 to win
Root gets two fours in the 37th over off Jadeja, the second one an attempted paddle that flies over the keeper’s head off the top edge of his bat. Partnership getting closer and closer to the 50-run mark.
Jul 04, 2022 09:18 PM IST
India vs England Live Score: Bumrah doesn’t use review
That’s close as well… but India have got just one review left. Bumrah decides not to challenge the on-field umpire’s decision.
Good decision! It was missing the leg stump.
Jul 04, 2022 09:16 PM IST
India vs England Live Score: Tidy from Ravindra Jadeja
Just one run from Jadeja’s over. Bairstow hits it through the cover for a single. Pant being his chirpy self behind the sticks as India look for some more wickets in the final session.
Jul 04, 2022 09:09 PM IST
India vs England Live Score: Root survives LBW scare
Huge LBW appeal again!!! Bumrah is off the field and Pant has decided to go upstairs. But Root is saved by the height! NOT OUT! India lose another review.
Jul 04, 2022 09:07 PM IST
India vs England 5th Test Live: FOUR!
Root makes it look so easy! Short and wide from Shami and he guides it behind square. Four runs!
Jul 04, 2022 09:06 PM IST
India vs England Live Score: IND lose review
India lose a review! Root missed the sweep and was struck in front of stumps. But it pitched outside the leg-stump… Root survives.
Jul 04, 2022 09:01 PM IST
India vs England Live Score: FOUR!
Bumrah strays to Root’s pads and the former England captain flicks him past the fine leg fielder.
Jul 04, 2022 08:55 PM IST
India vs England 5th Test: England 120/3
The boundaries have dried up but Root and Bairstow have looked fairly comfortable out there. Bairstow and Root are choosing to pad away Jadeja whenever he bowls into the rough outside leg, instead of reverse sweeping it.
Jul 04, 2022 08:44 PM IST
IND vs ENG Live Score: Root and Bairstow in the middle
This could be the game for India. They have their tails up but England have their two best batters in the middle now.
Jul 04, 2022 08:38 PM IST
India vs England 5th Test: OUT! Lees is run out!
Root yells for a single from the non-striker’s end, Lees takes a second to respond and that made the difference. It is pretty clear, though, that there simply was no run so Root has to take the blame here. Jadeja, not Shami, brought into the attack and Lees squirts an outside edge to backward square leg. He is well outside the crease by the time the ball comes to the non-striker’s end.
Alex Lees run out (Shami/Jadeja) 56 (65), England 109/3, need 269 to win
Jul 04, 2022 08:33 PM IST
IND vs ENG Live Score: GONE! Bumrah strikes with the 1st ball!
Pope nicks and Pant catches, the Indians are running everywhere. Ball rises to Pope’s neck outside off and he fends at it, straightforward grab for Pant. Joe Root walks in.
Pope c Pant b Bumrah 0 (3), England 107/2, need 271 to win
Jul 04, 2022 08:30 PM IST
India vs England 5th Test: The players are back at Edgbaston!
Bumrah and Shami gave a little preview of what might happen during this session. It is the Indian captain who has the ball in his hands. New man Ollie Pope is on strike.
Jul 04, 2022 08:12 PM IST
India vs England Live Score: TEA! England 107/1
Well that was an action-packed session to say the least. England dominated most of it but India have a spring in their steps because of what happened in the last two overs of the session. Virat Kohli has a long chat with Alex Lees and it doesn’t look too friendly, but we will never truly know will we? This match is heading into quite an entertaining conclusion.
Jul 04, 2022 08:09 PM IST
India vs England: Shami getting the ball to dance
It seems the ball change has done the trick for India. It’s a different match altogether now as Shami is brought back into the attack, Kohli geeing the crowd up from slips. Lees had a waft at the first ball and whistled past his outside edge. He advances and leaves the ball alone a couple of times as well and survives to tell the tale.
Jul 04, 2022 08:03 PM IST
India vs England Live Score: GONE! Captain Bumrah does the job!
Crawley leaves it but it doesn’t go past the off stump, it crashes into it. Nip-backer does the trick, one can debate whether that was a good leave or not but that wicket really has come out of nowhere.
Crawley b Bumrah 46 (76), England 107/1, need 271 to win
Jul 04, 2022 08:01 PM IST
India vs England: Ball fails the ring test
India get the ball checked for the umpteenth time and finally, it doesn’t go through. Will the ball change bring some luck for the visitors?
Jul 04, 2022 07:53 PM IST
IND vs ENG: 100-run opening partnership for England
It has come in just 19.5 overs. Lees (54 off 52) and Crawley (45 off 68) have given England the best start they could have hoped for. The 20th over ends with the ball running behind for four byes and England are 104/0, need 274 to win.
Jul 04, 2022 07:42 PM IST
IND vs ENG Live Score: Back to back boundaries for Crawley
This is just chanceless batting and India seem to have run out of ideas. Crawley advances, Siraj pulls his length back and the batter hits it to the midwicket boundary.
Jul 04, 2022 07:41 PM IST
India vs England 5th Test: FOUR! Another excellent shot from Crawley
Well the conditions seem to have deserted India. Nothing happening off the pitch or in the air. Another drive on the up from Crawley, this time off Siraj and the ball races to the boundary.
Jul 04, 2022 07:37 PM IST
India vs England Live Score: FOUR! The runs continue to flow for England
Shardul Thakur brought into the attack, sends it down on a length outside off and Crawley drives it on the up. That is a brilliant shot.
Jul 04, 2022 07:34 PM IST
India vs England: Half century for Alex Lees
He has got there with a four, his eighth of the innings, and he gets to his half century in just 44 balls. What an innings this has been so far, not too flashy but he has looked quite assured. He takes two off the last ball of the 16th and England are 76/0.
Jul 04, 2022 07:27 PM IST
IND vs ENG: Crawley survives!
Close call there for the right-hander, India were sure they had their man but the replays said otherwise. Crawley tries to sweep Jadeja, the ball takes a bottom edge and bounces to Vihari at silly-point. India celebrate without paying too much attention to umpire Aleem Dar, who ask them to hang on. Replays show that the ball had touched the pitch before hitting Crawley’s shoe and looping up. He is on 22 off 52 and England are yet to lose their first wicket after 15 overs with 70 runs scored. This would be a good score if they were playing an ODI match.
Jul 04, 2022 07:19 PM IST
IND vs ENG Live Score: FOUR!
Short and wide from Siraj, Lees uppercuts it and the ball falls safely in the third man area and goes past the boundary ropes. Lees has got to 45 off just 37 balls.
Jul 04, 2022 07:15 PM IST
India vs England 5th Test: England motoring on
Lees gets to 40 off 35 with a four off Siraj, who replaces Shami in the 12th over. What a start this has been for the hosts. They still need almost 320 runs to win but this has set the tone for England.
Jul 04, 2022 07:02 PM IST
India vs England Live Score: Lees goes after Jadeja!
50 brought up in just 9 overs and Lees brings it up by revers sweeping Jadeja to the point boundary. He had boshed Jadeja down the ground for four off the first ball of the over.
Jul 04, 2022 06:59 PM IST
IND vs ENG Live Score: Jadeja into the attack
Spin brought on early as Jadeja replaces Bumrah. India desperately looking to break this stand.
Jul 04, 2022 06:57 PM IST
India vs England Live score: FOUR! Partnership nearing 50
Timed beautifully by Crawley of Shami for a straight drive down the ground for four. Full and straight and Crawley pounces on it. England are 43/0 after 8 overs.
Jul 04, 2022 06:45 PM IST
India vs England Live: FOUR! Crawley punishes Bumrah for a no-ball
Bumrah oversteps on the last ball of the fifth over. He had got a wicket off the extra ball in England’s first innings but not this time, strays on the pads and Crawley whips it away to collect his first boundary.
Jul 04, 2022 06:36 PM IST
Bumrah ends the third over with an absolute ripper of a delivery. Sent in at around 144kph and it jags away off the seam. Lees left with his bat hanging as he misses the cover drive, lucky to have not got an edge.
Jul 04, 2022 06:30 PM IST
India vs England: Close leave by Lees
A leave from hell if ever there was one. Lees raises his hands as the ball nips back in from a length and goes just over his middle stump.
Jul 04, 2022 06:28 PM IST
Well, Lees takes a step down the track, off the second ball of the second over of the innings mind you, and hacks it through midwicket.
Jul 04, 2022 06:26 PM IST
IND vs ENG Live Score: Bumrah bowls the first over
The Indian captain starts off proceedings in the fourth innings of the match with Alex Lees taking guard. Lees takes a single off the first ball after which Crawley fends off the rest of the over.
Jul 04, 2022 06:13 PM IST
India vs England 5th Test: India all out for 245, England need 378 to win
Not quite the repeat of Broad’s over. Bumrah goes for a pull again right after the six but this time, holes out. Wicket no.4 for Stokes and he leads his team off the field, soaking in the applause. But there isn’t too much celebration from him as he knows that his team need to create history to win this. India have set them a target of 378, which is well over their highest sucessful run chase in Test cricket.
Jul 04, 2022 06:11 PM IST
India vs England Live Score: SIX! Bumrah goes aerial!
Short from Stokes and his India counterpart pulls him into the stands. A repeat of the Broad over on offer?
Jul 04, 2022 06:02 PM IST
India vs England: BOWLED HIM! Jadeja chops on
What a delivery that is from Stokes, he has his third. Short, rising onto Jadeja’s chin. He is completely cramped for room and ends up playing on.
Jadeja b Stokes 23 (58), India 236/9, lead by 368
Jul 04, 2022 05:58 PM IST
IND vs ENG: India 235/8, lead by 367
Jadeja is on 22 off 52. He has done a good job of protecting Bumrah so far, ensuring that he faces most of the deliveries when Stokes has the ball. Leach is bowling from the other end. India are biding their time, with Jadeja seemingly in no rush to score.
Jul 04, 2022 05:46 PM IST
India vs England: Bumrah enters the fray
Big cheers go up as the India captain walks into the middle. He is the skipper and he had smashed Stuart Broad around the park in the first innings, which may have been one of the reasons behind the cheer. Stokes welcoms his counterpart with a brute of a bouncer that Bumrah manages to glove down.
Jul 04, 2022 05:43 PM IST
IND vs ENG: OUT! Shami does fall to the short ball
Second wicket for Stokes and it is the short ball that does the trick after all. Shami looking to lob it for a single, ends up getting a top edge that floats to backward square leg.
Jul 04, 2022 05:39 PM IST
IND vs ENG Live Score: The players walk out!
Right then, here we go for the second session. Jadeja is on strike, Ben Stokes bowling to him. Let’s see if England continue with that short pitched plan to Mohammed Shami, who has looked as comfortable as anyone can be to those deliveries.
Jul 04, 2022 05:25 PM IST
IND vs ENG: England fighting history
England’s highest successful run chase in Test cricket is 359. You might remember that match if you watched 2019 Ashes, Ben Stokes cuts away for four and all that. India’s lead at the moment stands at 361 so they will have to go well past their record chase to win this now.
Jul 04, 2022 05:02 PM IST
IND vs ENG Live Score: LUNCH! India 229/7/ lead by 361 runs
Four wickets for England in that session but India’s lead has gone past a healthy 350 as well so quite difficult to identify a clear winner in this session.
Jul 04, 2022 04:52 PM IST
India vs England 5th Test: FOUR! What a shot from Shami!
India’s lead goes to 350 with a glorious cut shot through backward point. Shami seems to be the most assured of all the batters who have turned out for India today.
Jul 04, 2022 04:50 PM IST
India vs England Live Score: DROPPED! Jadeja gets a life
No real control from Jadeja and the ball loops over the head of James Anderson at cover. He goes a step back and takes a small leap with an outstretched hand. The ball hits it and falls, he seems to get another touch on it on the way down and ultimately can’t hold on to it.
Jul 04, 2022 04:44 PM IST
India vs England: OUT! That’s the end for Thakur
Short from Pott, Thakur goes for the pull and holes out in the deep. That’s the second wicket this morning that has fallen off a short delivery and it is what England are using judiciously this morning.
Thakur c Crawley b Potts 4 (26), India 207/7, lead by 340 runs
Jul 04, 2022 04:34 PM IST
IND vs ENG: Couple of blows for Thakur
Potts has been getting the ball to rear up. The fourth delivery of his over gets Thakur raising his hands and fending it off the gloves. The next one gets him on the helmet and the physio has to come out for that one. Potts and a couple of other England players come straight up to Thakur to check on him right after he was hit.
Jul 04, 2022 04:30 PM IST
IND vs ENG Live Score: Watchful from Jadeja and Thakur
None of the slap-bang approach that Pant and Iyer, and even Pujara, had adopted. India would want their lead to be somewhere around 400 and they all of a sudden have just four wickets left. Thakur and Jadeja are hence taking their time. Leach and Potts continue to alternate.
Jul 04, 2022 04:14 PM IST
India vs England 5th Test: GONE! Pant falls to Leach
Leach wins the battle this time. Pant tries to reverse sweep Leach, gets an edge to it and Root takes a good reactionary catch at slip. Live by the sword and you might just die by it and Pant does not survive to tell the tale this time.
Pant c Root b Leach 57 (86), India 198/6, lead by 330
Jul 04, 2022 04:13 PM IST
India vs England Live Score: Pant and Jadeja back together
Two of the most in-form batters India have got currently are back together.
Jul 04, 2022 04:07 PM IST
India vs England: FOUR! OUT OF THIS WORLD FROM PANT!
Jack Leach brought in which means Pant gets into the mood of taking rabits out of his helmet. Leach bowls it well wide outside off and Pant leans all the way out and sweeps it through backward square leg. He falls over after completing the shot, which is something you would expect the likes of Pant and Bumrah to do nowadays in Test cricket
Jul 04, 2022 04:00 PM IST
IND vs ENG: OUT! The short ball does it again for Iyer
Pretty much a sitting duck is Iyer against the short ball. Stokes had just placed Anderson at midwicket, Iyer pulls Potts’s short delivery straight into his hands. That is a bad shot and it is pretty clear that Iyer needs to do something about a weakness that is this obvious. Brendon McCullum did work with him quite closely at KKR and so it is no surprise that England have done him so easily here.
Iyer c Anderson b Potts 19(26), India 190/5
Jul 04, 2022 03:55 PM IST
IND vs ENG Live Score: 50 for Pant!
What a match he is having. He gets there by hitting a four of course. He tucks it fine off the pads off Broad and raises his bat. This has come in 72 balls.
Jul 04, 2022 03:51 PM IST
India vs England 5th Test: 2 exquisite shots from Iyer for four
Well Iyer making the most of whenever England don’t play short and cramp him for room. The first was driven almost on the up off Potts, the next is a dot and then another cover drive off a half volley. He moves to 18 off 20, the partnership between him and Pant is already 25 runs off 32. Just an hour of this would be enough to practically take the game away from England. India lead by 310.
Jul 04, 2022 03:48 PM IST
IND vs ENG Live Score: Pant dropped by Crawley
Tough one but then those do tend to change matches. Edged off Broad and Crawley dives to his left, one hand outstretched. The ball bounces off it and Pant survives.
Jul 04, 2022 03:40 PM IST
IND vs ENG: FOUR! Iyer finds the boundary
Not the best of deliveries from Broad. Short and wide and Iyer slashes hard it. The ball goes up in the air over gully and races to the boundary. India’s lead is now 299.
Jul 04, 2022 03:39 PM IST
India vs England: Iyer getting the short ball treatment
Almost every delivery that Iyer has got so far has been short and Iyer has not looked way too comfortable with it. He is on five runs for now.
Jul 04, 2022 03:36 PM IST
India vs England Live Score: FOUR! Effortless from Pant
Short from Anderson, Pant transfers his weight to the backfoot and sends the ball careening through midwicket. He moves to 43 off 67, India are 159/4 and lead by 291. Shreyas Iyer is at the other end and England will know that they need a wicket in double quick time because the longer these two stay, the more India’s lead will balloon.
Jul 04, 2022 03:29 PM IST
India vs England 5th Test: OUT! Pujara falls!
Broad strikes in his very first over of the day. England abandon the Root ploy, whatever that was meant to achieve, and they have been vindicated. Back of a length and rising on Pujara and he goes for the backfoot punch, as he has done always this morning. But he ends up hitting it straight into the hands of backward point and falls.
Pujara c Lees b Broad 66 (168), India 153/4, lead by 285.
Jul 04, 2022 03:26 PM IST
IND vs ENG Live Score: FOUR!
Well Pujara is not letting any easy ones go today. He has decided to go for the ones that are short and wide, leave the rest outside off. This one he plays with soft hands and gets it past the slip cordon.
Jul 04, 2022 03:20 PM IST
IND vs ENG: England continue with Root
Quite a puzzling move this from England, choosing to start with Joe Root bowling from one end and Anderson from the other. Perhaps Root has been brought as a way to bait Pant but then, they do have Jack Leach in the squad as well.
Jul 04, 2022 03:12 PM IST
India vs England: Back to back boundaries!
Too full and straight from Anderson and Pujara just clips it past midwicket and the ball races to the boundary. A bit awry there from Anderson, India’s lead extends to 272.
Jul 04, 2022 03:10 PM IST
India vs England Live Score: FOUR! Pujara with the first boundary of the morning
Back of a length from Anderson, Pujara punches it through point for four. Absolutely perfect timing and he moves to 57.
Jul 04, 2022 03:06 PM IST
India vs England 5th Test Live Score: No run, India lead by 258 runs
A late outswinger by Anderson and Pant shoulders it as it goes around fifth stump.
India are 126/3 and lead by 258 runs.
Jul 04, 2022 03:04 PM IST
India vs England 5th Test Live Score: One run, Cheteshwar Pujara opens India’s account on Day 4
A straight delivery by Anderson and Pujara directs it towards backward square leg for a single. India open their account on Day 4. The previous two deliveries were dot balls.
Jul 04, 2022 03:00 PM IST
India vs England 5th Test Live Score: Day 3’s action begins!
Cheteshwar Pujara (50*) and Rishabh Pant (30*) to resume batting for India. James Anderson to bowl for England.
Jul 04, 2022 02:48 PM IST
India vs England 5th Test Live Score: Jonny Bairstow on his on-field altercation with Virat Kohli
Bairstow had an altercation with Kohli, while strugglng at 13 from 61 balls during England’s first innings. Kohli threw some words at Bairstow and the pair got involved in an altercation. But Bairstow had the last laugh as he went on to hammer 106 runs off 140 balls.
Opening up on the altercation, Bairstow told Sky Sports, “We have played against each other for a solid 10 years now. It’s a bit of craic. We are fiercely competitive on the field and that’s what it is about. We are playing Test cricket and we are two competitors. That’s why we play the game and it brings the best out of us. Whatever it takes, you want to get your team over the line and that’s part and parcel of the game”.
Jul 04, 2022 02:38 PM IST
India vs England 5th Test Live Score: Virat Kohli’s poor form continues!
Kohli was once again dismissed cheaply and couldn’t really muster a challenge on Day 3. Receiving a length delivery from Stokes, around off. Kohli edged the moving delivery towards Billings, who failed to catch it. But it went past to Root, who at first slip was alert and took a good reflex catch on the rebound! Kohli could only register 20 runs off 40 balls.
Jul 04, 2022 02:23 PM IST
India vs England 5th Test Live Score: Weather report
According to AccuWeather, there is 0% probability of thunderstorms on Day 4 in Birmingham. The average temperature will be between 19 to 21 degrees, with around 47% chances of cloud cover.
Jul 04, 2022 01:54 PM IST
India vs England 5th Test Live Score: Rishabh Pant breaks 69-year-old batting record
After playing an unbeaten knock of 30 runs on Day 3, Pant took his match total to 176, which gave him the most runs in a single Test match for any Indian wicketkeeper outside Asia. During the first innings, he smacked 146 runs off 111 balls. He broke the previous record of 161 runs, scored by Vijay Manjrekar at Kingston against West Indies in 1953.
Jul 04, 2022 01:45 PM IST
India vs England 5th Test Live Score: Hello and good afternoon everyone!
Hello and good afternoon everyone! Welcome to our live coverage of Day 4 of the ongoing final Test match between India and England, at Edgbaston in Birmingham. Stay tuned for some exciting cricket folks!