India were on top at the end of day 2 in the 5th Test at Edgbaston. Half of the English side was cleaned by India on what was a rain truncated day.
But there was still Jonny Bairstow and Ben Stokes at the crease. Two batters who have been at the forefront of a new batting revolution that England have brought to their Test game in the last month or so.
Jasprit Bumrah had picked up 3 wickets, Mohammad Shami and Mohammed Siraj had picked up 1 each, and most overs were bowled by Shami and Bumrah yet when day 3 began, Shami and Bumrah were at the English batters yet again.
Ben Stokes Was Looking To Attack But Was Dropped Twice
The Indian team was on top in the first half-hour of the day’s play. The ball was doing all sorts of things. Bairstow looked under pressure, Virat Kohli and Bairstow even had an altercation but after that little episode, England changed their approach.
They started attacking Indian bowlers, and Bairstow soon reached his half-century. On the other hand, Stokes too was in full mood to go hard at the bowlers. But in doing so he gave India 3 chances. and 2 of them were dropped.
Watch: Jasprit Bumrah Takes An Unbelievable Catch To Send Back English Counterpart Ben Stokes:
A pretty special catch. It's been an enthralling morning.
— England Cricket (@englandcricket) July 3, 2022
In fact, before Bumrah pull off a blinder of a catch to dismiss the English captain on the bowling of Shardul Thakur. He was dropped by the Indian captain a ball before. But Bumrah made up for it by pulling off arguably the best catch of his career.
England are still more than 2oo runs behind and India would hope to dismiss them as soon as possible and would hope that they can put a stiff target in front of England.
England have chased more than 250 runs in their last 3 Tests.