The highly awaited 5th Test match between India and England began on Friday, July 1 in Birmingham with rain disrupting play on the first day. Rishabh Pant‘s counterattack and a strong helping hand from Ravindra Jadeja enabled India record 338 for 7. The duo also broke the record for the highest sixth wicket partnership for India.
India was able to rebound from a top-order collapse because to Rishabh Pant’s brilliant 146 runs off 111 balls and an amazing 222 runs partnership with Ravindra Jadeja, who is batting on an unbeaten 83 off 163 balls.
Pant and Jadeja both entered the field when India was in trouble at 98 for 5. Pant scored his sixth Test century, the quickest by an Indian wicketkeeper in Tests, with a counterpunching effort that featured 15 boundaries and a six.
India was pushed back by James Anderson‘s three wickets of Shubman Gill (17), Cheteshwar Pujara (13), and Shreyas Iyer (15), while Matthew Potts got rid of Hanuma Vihari for 20 and Virat Kohli, who only scored 11 runs, to leave India at 98/5.
— BCCI (@BCCI) July 1, 2022