IND v ENG 5th test: Rishabh Pant smashes half-century

In the rescheduled fifth Test match against England on Friday, India recovered to 174 for five at tea owing to a counterattacking combination between Rishabh Pant and Ravindra Jadeja.

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On the first day of the fifth test match against England at Edgbaston on Friday (July 1), Rishabh Pant delivered a brilliant performance that included six boundaries and one six to complete his half-century.

In the second session of the rescheduled fifth Test in Birmingham, Virat Kohli, Hanuma Vihari, and Shreyas Iyer all fell in short succession, leaving India struggling at 98 for five. After then, Rishabh Pant and Ravindra Jadeja fought together to help India overcome setbacks and reach the 150-run mark. At tea, India scored 174/5.

The second session was delayed by an hour due to rain, but as soon as play resumed, England dominated India, taking them to 98 for 5. While James Anderson caused damage in the morning, Matthew Potts secured England’s success after lunch by taking out Virat Kohli (11) and a jittery Hanuma Vihari (20).

Potts trapped Vihari in front of the stumps with a full delivery that curved sharply back, and he was the first out. Kohli pulled one onto his stumps on his failed attempt to escape the ball during Potts’ subsequent over. Up until he got caught in a predicament when leaving the ball, the former India captain had appeared to be pretty confident in the middle.

By moving forward and slamming Anderson to the ground, Pant made his intentions known loud and clear. Jadeja also used his attacks, with the pull shot and cover drive off Broad being the standouts.

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