New Delhi. In Edgbaston, the Indian team set a target of 378 runs for England to win in the rescheduled 5th Test match of the series (IND vs ENG 5th Test). By the fourth day in the match, England had strengthened its hold. Chasing the target, the hosts scored 259 for 3 in their second innings and needed 119 runs. Former captain Joe Root and Jonny Bairstow hit half-centuries and returned unbeaten.
Meanwhile, India’s stand-in captain Jasprit Bumrah handed the ball to pacer Mohammad Siraj for the first over of the fifth and final day of the match. Everyone was expecting that Bumrah himself would do the first over of the day as he gave England the first two blows. However, Bumrah surprised everyone with his decision.
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Many people reacted on social media about this. One user wrote, ‘The decision to give the first over to Siraj does not seem right as he proves to be very expensive.’ Another user wrote, ‘This decision must have been of the team management, but if Rishabh Pant was the captain, then maybe the trollers would have followed him.’
Many users reacted to Siraj. (Twitter)
Although Siraj gave only 4 runs in his first over of the day, but in the 67th over of the innings, Joe Root completed his century by hitting his ball for a four. A total of 9 runs were scored in this over, which included 2 fours from Root. Siraj took 4 wickets during the first innings of England and his economy rate was 5.70.
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July 05, 2022, 15:54 IST