England in battle to avoid India series defeat despite Jonny Bairstow hitting a third hundred in as many Tests | cricket news

Jonny Bairstow reached his Test 11th century, hitting just 119 balls, but England trailed India by 257 runs at the close of day three; Watch day four at Edgbaston, live on Sky Sports Cricket, with coverage from 9.45am and play kicking off at 10.30am on Monday

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Highlights from day three of the fifth Test between England and India at Edgbaston.

Highlights from day three of the fifth Test between England and India at Edgbaston.

England face a considerable battle to avoid a series loss to India as they trail by 257 runs in the fifth LV=rescheduled Insurance Test, with the Tourists just three down in their second innings at the close of day three. at Edgbaston.

Jonny Bairstow (106) hit another magnificent hundred – his third in as many games and fifth in his last eight Tests – to help England, reeling 84-5 on the night, on 284 in their opening innings.

India, holding a 132 lead, lost Shubman Gill (4) in the opening to James Anderson, but with Cheteshwar Pujara (50th) leading by example, fielding a Test 33 to fifty late in the day, they battled their way into a position dominant. at 125-3 for stumps.

Virat Kohli (20) fell late in the day, extending his barren streak of 32 Test innings without a century dating back to November 2019: Ben Stokes (1-22) snorting a delivery to take the glove from Kohli and Joe Root showing super reflexes to claim the catch on the rebound when Sam Billings first spilled it behind the stumps.

England captain Ben Stokes takes the crucial wicket from Virat Kohli after Sam Billings spilled the ball to a very lucky Joe Root.

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England captain Ben Stokes takes the crucial wicket from Virat Kohli after Sam Billings spilled the ball to a very lucky Joe Root.

England captain Ben Stokes takes the crucial wicket from Virat Kohli after Sam Billings spilled the ball to a very lucky Joe Root.

Stokes, in particular, found considerable movement late in the day, but England were unable to add more to their wicket count, with first-innings centurion Rishabh Pant coming on and smashing four bounds to sit unbeaten on 30 at closing.

The England captain will be disappointed with his dismissal earlier in the day. He and Bairstow responded with good results in the morning, as expected, but Stokes didn’t heed warnings to rein in his aggressive striking game a bit as he dropped on the 16th and again on the 25th, the ball before his drop in the same blow.

Ben Stokes is finally caught by Jasprit Bumrah, exactly one delivery after being knocked down by the Indian pitcher.

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Ben Stokes is finally caught by Jasprit Bumrah, exactly one delivery after being knocked down by the Indian pitcher.

Ben Stokes is finally caught by Jasprit Bumrah, exactly one delivery after being knocked down by the Indian pitcher.

Stokes continuously charged across the field towards the able Indian sailors and first skidded a high one and Shardul Thakur on deck, who squandered the opportunity. Thakur (1-48) made amends soon after, ball in hand, when Jasprit Bumrah took an excellent diving catch to the left of him after dropping a much simpler chance to see the skipper’s back.

Kohli’s war of words brings Bairstow to life

At the other end, Bairstow, in the form of his life, continued to hit the ball to the limit, which came to life after a heated exchange with Kohli in the middle. Bairstow, who had watched last night’s play intently, only had 13 runs from his first 63 deliveries, but after a few words with Kohli he put up an 11th proof ton, his next 87 runs taking just 56 balls off the ground.

Jonny Bairstow and Virat Kohli had an old-fashioned battle of words on day three of the fifth test between England and India.

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Jonny Bairstow and Virat Kohli had an old-fashioned battle of words on day three of the fifth test between England and India.

Jonny Bairstow and Virat Kohli had an old-fashioned battle of words on day three of the fifth test between England and India.

Billings (36) provided good support, the pair putting up 92 for the seventh wicket, on either side of a rain-induced lunch interval.

Bairstow had initially gotten out at 89 shortly before halftime, lbw Thakur, but immediately checked safe knowing he had a thin inside edge on the ball. He picked up right where he left off with a beautifully timed clip through midwicket for four on the restart.

Jonny Bairstow secured his third consecutive Test century with his ton against India on day three of the fifth Test against India at Edgbaston.

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Jonny Bairstow secured his third consecutive Test century with his ton against India on day three of the fifth Test against India at Edgbaston.

Jonny Bairstow secured his third consecutive Test century with his ton against India on day three of the fifth Test against India at Edgbaston.

His hundred duly came two overs later courtesy of a Ravindra Jadeja slip at the edge of the cover point, but Bumrah, in particular, did a brilliant job of suppressing Bairstow thereafter and his eventual dismissal at first ball. of a new Mohammed Shami (2-78). ) spell-skimming a wide underdog to Kohli on the slide-was perhaps the result of some frustration at having his score moderated.

Stuart Broad (1) came and went quickly, rebounded by Mohammed Siraj (4-66), who also claimed Billings, slicing his stumps, and Matthew Potts (19) after showing a good variety of shots to the back. -End of entries.

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Gill came off the mark with a beautiful drive midway through the second ball, but then perished on the next, a nearly identical layoff from the first inning when he cut a slightly tighter one in line with Zak. Crawley on the second slip.

Jimmy Anderson gives England the best possible start when he takes the wicket from Shubman Gill.

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Jimmy Anderson gives England the best possible start when he takes the wicket from Shubman Gill.

Jimmy Anderson gives England the best possible start when he takes the wicket from Shubman Gill.

Pujara and Hanuma Vihari (11) attentively watched India take tea safely without further alarm, only for the latter to undo his good work with a flash on a more complete ball from Broad (1-38) shortly after the break. sending a thick edge to Bairstow on the third slip.

Kohli came into the crease to a chorus of boos from the local vocal support at the Hollies Stand, but responded well with a couple of early caps that saw the Indian fans in attendance emphatically find their voice in response.

He eyed the threat of great nemesis Anderson, but was powerless against a Stokes pitch that rose up and made its way to Root’s outstretched right hand through the gloves of Kohli and Billings.

But, despite the ball beginning to move considerably in the afternoon sun, and with the field beginning to offer a variable rebound, England simply could not make any further progress as Pujara and Pant formed a partnership of fifty to choose from. backup on the fourth morning.

Watch day four of the rescheduled fifth LV= Insurance Test between England and India, at Edgbaston, live on Sky Sports Cricket on Monday. Coverage begins at 9:45 a.m. and the game begins at 10:30 a.m.

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