IND vs ENG 2021: England was in a dominating position after sending Rishabh Pant and Ishant Sharma back to the pavilion on day 5 of the second Test. India had lost 8 wickets at 209 runs and it seemed like England would reduce them with a lead of under 200. However, what followed a record ninth-wicket partnership between Mohammed Shami and Jasprit Bumrah which took game the game out away from England.
Mohmmed Shami and Jasprit Bumrah added 77 runs for the ninth wicket and propelled India to 268 for 8 at lunch break. M Shami went to score his second half-century, while Bumrah gave him equal support. Both remained unbeaten, with Shami scoring 56 off 70 and Bumrah getting 34 off 64 balls.
The fans across the country heaped praise on the duo for the heroic batting effort. Some fans even compared this partnership to VVS Laxman and Rahul Dravid’s partnership against Australia at Eden Gardens in 2001.
Checkout some of the Tweets for Shami and Bumrah’s topliner partnership on Day 5 of the second Test of IND vs ENG 2021:
India declared the innings at Lunch. England is currently batting in the fourth innings and has already lost their two wickets in the form of Rory Burns and Dom Sibley, interestingly, both were dismissed for zero runs in four balls each. Both Bumrah and Shami have made a fantastic start with the ball in the fourth innings. Bumrah sent back Burns in the first over of the innings, while Shami accounted for the wicket of Sibley in the next over. At the time of writing, England’s scoreboard currently read 43 for 2, with 229 runs needed to win the match. Skipper Joe Root and Haseeb Hameed are currently on the crease.
If India manages to take the remaining 8 wickets on Day 5, they will take the 1-0 lead in the series. The first Test match of the series ended in a tie after the fifth day got washed out due to rain.
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