Fifties for Root, Bairstow, England Raise Hopes of Unlikely Win

some success with Crawley getting bowled. England are now 107/1 and need 271 runs more to win with nine wickets in hand.

Earlier in the session, England needed just 8.5 overs to wrap up India innings in the post-lunch session with captain Ben Stokes finishing with a four-wicket haul. Stokes accounted for all three wickets that fell in the second session as India were bowled out for 245 with an overall lead of 377.

Lunch Break Wrap

England bowlers hit the right length to trouble the Indian batters in the first session of Day 4 as they picked four wickets to reduce the visitors to 229/7 at Lunch. However, India stretched the lead to 361 courtesy of some quick runs scored by their batters. Centurion from the first innings Ravindra Jadeja is still in the middle as India eye to extend the lead to 400 to make things difficult for England.

Day 4 Preview

It’s going to be a crucial fourth day for the Indian team as they look to sweep the Test series 3-1 in Edgbaston. With a lead of 257, the dup of Cheteshwar Pujara (50*) and Rishabh Pant (30*) will resume India’s second innings on 125/3 on Monday.

India came back strongly after Jonny Bairstow’s remarkable 106-run innings to bowl out the hosts for 284 in the final session. Pujara played his usual waiting game with the clips off his toes and the occasional square cuts when provided width. Pant, on the other hand, mixed caution with aggression and if he stays for an hour on the fourth morning, he will completely turn the tables.

India would like to score at least 275 in their second essay and set England a target of at least 400 plus in order to close the match.

Kohli, as usual, got the best delivery of the entire third day’s play when rival skipper Ben Stokes got one to rear up off length and no batter would have survived such delivery with less than a split second of reaction time.

Kohli, who was standing a good two feet outside the batting crease, was literally putting his best foot forward to defend from 17 yards while tackling the probing questions that James Anderson kept on asking but, as luck would have it, that delivery outside the off-stump had his name written on it.

The third day is considered a moving day in Test cricket and things indeed proceeded at a breakneck pace as England scored runs at 4.61 runs per over, courtesy Jonny Bairstow’s (106 off 140 balls) counter-attacking third hundred in as many games.

Bairstow was swift yet brutal in his assault which got him 14 boundaries and two sixes.

When does the fifth Test match between England (ENG) and India (IND) start?

The fifth Test match between England and India will get underway from July 1, Friday.

Where will the Test match England (ENG) vs India (IND) be played?

The Test match between England and India will be played at Edgbaston in Birmingham.

What time will the Test match England (ENG) vs India (IND) begin?

The Test match between England and India will begin at 3:00 pm IST.

Which TV channels will broadcast England (ENG) vs India (IND) Test match?

England vs India Test match will be televised on Sony Sports Network in India.

How do I watch the live streaming of the England (ENG) vs India (IND) Test match?

England vs India match is available to be streamed live on the SonyLIV app and website.

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