Edgbaston| At the end of the second day’s play, India were all over England with their ruthless pace bowling display. With the likes of Alex Lees, Zack Crowley, Ollie Pope, Joe Root, and the night watchman Jack Leach went away, England was everywhere and India were running well through the game. But things were about to change with the start of the third day.
The day started with both Stokes and Bairstow being extremely cautious and cautious with spells from Shami and Bumrah. After some time, former Indian captain Virat Kohli And Jonny Bairstow There was some fiery verbal exchange and as a result, Jonny Bairstow started toning the ball to all corners of the park. On the other hand the captain, Ben Stokes, who was finding it difficult to counter the Indian fast battery, made a desperate attempt to break free and hit one straight in the air in the process. Much to India’s misfortune, Shardul Thakur made full fun of the catch and missed the opportunity which was nothing more than a regulation catch.
Coping with India’s pain, captain Stokes and Bairstow added 66 runs for the sixth wicket. What made it worse was that skipper Bumrah again dropped Stokes at mid-off with Shardul’s handling. But gritty Shardul held on to his line and length and inspired Stokes to change once again, Jasprit Bumrah Dive to his right and caught a stunner to dismiss the English captain. The dismissal came at an opportune time as England played counter-attacking cricket and voluntarily hit 33 to 36 boundaries.
England Playing XI: Alex Lees, Jack Crowley, Ollie Pope, Joe Root, Jonny Bairstow, Ben Stokes, Sam Billings, Matty Potts, Stuart Broad, Jack Leach, James Anderson