IND vs ENG 5th Test, Day 4: Jonny Bairstow in Hanuma Vihari form; India’s new number on Twitter Hungama 3

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Hanuma Vihari left Jonny Bairstow’s reaction on Twitter

Edgbaston| India’s new no. 3 And the Sydney hero has played a Test match that he would like to forget as soon as possible. with Rohit Sharma out of the final test match, Cheteshwar Pujara And Shubman Gill opened the innings with Hanuma Vihari to bat at No. Hanuma Vihari, who has been performing very disappointingly at the international level, could not make any significant contribution in the final Test match which will decide the series.

Vihari scored only 31 runs in 94 balls in both the innings. Vihari first exploded on the international stage when he made his Test debut in 2018 against England at the Kennington Oval. Vihari did quite well in that series and had some decent performances after that when India traveled to Australia for the Border-Gavaskar Trophy. But since then, he has struggled to make any significant contribution to India both at home and away.

Half of the Indian team injured and Virat Kohli Leaving after the first Test match in the 2020-21 Border Gavaskar Trophy, Vihari once again joined the Indian Test squad and what he did at the other end with Ashwin in Sydney will go down in history books. With a torn hamstring, Hanuma faced the Australian bowlers for 42 overs with Ashwin having a sore back and barely getting a stretch.

When the pairing of Alex Lees and Jack Crowley came in, everyone realized that they were only minor walkovers and it would be too easy to get them out. But little did anyone know what Lees and Crowley were trying to do, the English batsmen were quick to attack and did not provide any relief to India’s domineering pace battery. Both shared a 100-run partnership. India quickly took three wickets but in-form Bairstow and Root steadied England’s ship. With Siraj’s handling, Bairstow pulled out a ball that went to Vihari at third slip and he completely lost sight and missed.

Here’s how Twitter reacted:

England Playing XI: Alex Lees, Zak Crowley, Ollie Pope, Joe Root, Jonny BairstowBen Stokes, Sam Billings, Matty Potts, Stuart Broad, Jack Leach, James Anderson

India’s Playing XI: Shubman GillCheteshwar Pujara, Hanuma Vihari, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant, Ravindra JadejaShardul Thakur, Mohammed ShamiMohd Siraj, Jasprit Bumrah