Highlights from day one of the Fifth Test between England and India at Edgbaston.
Rishabh Pant beat a sensational 146 from 111 deliveries to save India 98-5 on day one of the rescheduled fifth LV=Insurance Test against England, with the visitors eventually closing 338-7 at Edgbaston.
Pant broke 19 boundaries and four sixes in a blistering assault on a shell-shocked English attack, which had previously done a fine job of dismantling the Indian order.
Rishabh Pant produced an incredible batting performance as he hit an 89-ball cent, his fifth in Test match cricket.
James Anderson (3-52) dismissed both openers before a long rain delay interrupted proceedings, while Matthew Potts (2-85) claimed the key wicket from Virat Kohli (11) as part of a a double strike from the Durham designer shortly after the restart. .
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Sam Billings then produced a superb diving catch to dismiss Shreyas Iyer (15) as he tickled a glove on the side of Anderson’s leg leaving India five before reaching 100.
But Pant, who had already signaled his intention by charging Anderson early in his innings, threw a pretty incredible counter and, ably backed up by Ravindra Jadeja (83no) in a 222-point stand, had India controlled by stumps, despite the fall of its counters and those of Shardul Thakur at the end of the day.
England assistant coach Paul Collingwood said the opening day of England’s fifth Test against India had been “entertaining” but hopes his side can take some early wickets on day two.
Anderson impresses early to rock India
As Pant proved, it was a fine striking surface that was produced at Edgbaston, making England’s efforts in the morning – after Ben Stokes opted to play first under cloudy skies – all the more. more impressive.
Shubman Gill (17) couldn’t resist a push during a dangling length backstroke delivery outside his stump which he should have rather left alone, Zak Crawley swallowing the hold at second slippage.
Jimmy Anderson takes his first wicket in his third after Shubman Gill edged him at the second slip.
Crawley could have taken another, but downed Hanuma Vihari six from the bowling of Potts, admittedly a much trickier chance to dive to his right. Stuart Broad (0-53), meanwhile, was denied his 550th Test wicket after Cheteshwar Pujara, initially left caught behind, had the decision overturned after review as the ball only hit his thigh.
But Pujara (13) was soon gone, failing to add more to his tally, with Crawley back in action as Anderson found a swing to slip him the nick.
This brought Kohli to the crease but his battle with Anderson which the Edgbaston crowd had been eagerly awaiting was abruptly cut short by rain.
Potts claims key Kohli wicket
The two-hour delay did not disrupt England’s momentum, however, Kohli nearly perished on Potts’ first ball, coming dangerously close to cutting his stumps.
Matthew Potts adds Virat Kohli to his list of victims in Test cricket to leave India four times.
Potts was causing all sorts of trouble for the former India captain and shortly after picking up Vihari (20) lbw to a nip-backer who stayed low he finally claimed the wicket of Kohli at a nearly identical delivery to the one that troubled him first, this time the ball sent crashing into his stumps as he left it too late to leave.
Anderson and Billings combined superbly to make for Shreyas, but from there Pant took charge of the test with his bold and, at times, ridiculous display of punching.
Jimmy Anderson takes his third wicket of the innings as Sam Billings claims a marvelous hold to dismiss Shreyas Iyer.
Potts and Jack Leach (0-71) were targeted, in particular, when even the great Anderson was unsafe, as Pant repeatedly charged England’s greatest ever bowler, arrogantly clearing a few boundaries right in front of him. He also attempted a Joe Root-style reverse ramp and swept back-to-back deliveries with less success and wisely put those shots away afterwards.
The stand of fifty came between him and Jadeja in record time as he blew 14 out of three deliveries in a Leach, finishing with a glorious straight six. Pant then talked about his personal half-century, on 51 balls, shortly before the tea interval.
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After the break, Pant was even more destructive as he raced through to the remarkable fifth Century Test with just 89 deliveries.
Leach was again the victim as two big mows aimed at the leg – the first hitting the midwicket fence as expected and the second swinging Pant off his feet and ending straighter – helped bring the southpaw within two of his ton, which he duly hit with a quick two to start Broad’s next.
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Jadeja’s fifty, from 109 barely slow balls, followed in the same over, the all-rounder so often the scourge of England barely mistaking his footing throughout his stroke – save for an edge of Broad when on five that Root wasn’t sure if he claimed the slip cleanly and was not given by the third referee.
Pant continued to pile into Leach, 22 looted from the ninth and final end of the day from the left-arm spinner, which included another couple of sweetly hit sixes straight to the floor, the second of which was nearly hit with one hand.
Joe Root finally stops Rishabh Pant in his tracks and fires him for 146.
Root (1-23) instead came on for a bowl and, although he didn’t escape punishment, he ended Pant’s incredible innings with a ball after he too was crushed for six – Crawley with a clear grip on the slip
Stokes (1-34), who again struggled hard against the bowling balls, added the wicket of Shardul Thakur (1) on one of those bonus deliveries, the eighth in his series, to see India seven per strain after an extremely absorbing day. cricket.
Watch day two of the rescheduled fifth LV=Insurance Test between England and India, at Edgbaston, live on Sky Sports Cricket, with coverage from 9.45am and play starting from 10.30am on Saturday .