England vs India: Sanjay Manjrekar denies Indian return on Day 5 – has done this many times before

Former cricketer Sanjay Manjrekar has refused to rule out Indian fight on the fifth day of the ongoing Test.

India’s hopes will rest on Bumrah on day five (Courtesy: Reuters)

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  • England need 119 runs to win fifth test
  • Manjrekar thinks India can bounce back on Day 5
  • The former cricketer said that India will expect a change in the weather on the last day

Former cricketer Sanjay Manjrekar has ruled out a return to the Indian team on the fifth day of the ongoing Test against England at Edgbaston.

After starting the day at 125 for the loss of three wickets, India were bundled out for 245 and set the hosts a target of 378 runs to win the match and level the series 2-2.

England’s innings got off to a strong start with a 107-run partnership between Jack Crawley and Alex Lees. Jasprit Bumrah then took two quick wickets for India in the form of Crowley and Ollie Pope. The mix of Joe Root and Lees gifted the audience another breakthrough as they felt a fight.

However, Root and Jonny Bairstow dashed those hopes as the pair put on 150 runs for the fourth wicket as England ended the day with 259 runs. With seven wickets remaining, the hosts need just 119 runs to win the match on the fifth day.

Despite this, Manjrekar on Tuesday denied the Indian bowlers’ fightback. The former cricketer took to Twitter after the day’s play and said that India have done this many times in the past and a comeback with two world-class fast bowlers is definitely on the cards.

Manjrekar also said that the visitors will also be expecting that the weather will change a bit tomorrow.

Manjrekar said, “Don’t rule out India’s comeback. They have done it many times before. When you have two world-class fast bowlers it is always a possibility. India would like the weather to change a bit tomorrow.”

If India stand a chance to make a comeback on Tuesday, the opening wicket will be the order of the day and all eyes will be on Bumrah and Shami.