Rishabh Pant and Ravindra Jadeja rescued a difficult state of affairs collectively and ensured Team India ended Day 1 of the fifth Check at Edgbaston in opposition to England proper on prime. Pant (146 off 111 balls) and Jadeja (83* off 163 balls) added 222 runs for the sixth wicket, which is India’s highest sixth wicket partnership in opposition to England.
India have been in a precarious state of affairs at 98/5 and it appeared just like the guests would battle to succeed in the 200-run mark. Nevertheless, Rishabh Pant launched an unimaginable counter-attack that introduced him his fifth Check hundred. Jadeja additionally gave him nice help and his presence will give India a way of calm forward of Day 2.
Followers on Twitter have been completely thrilled to see each Pant and Jadeja make an absolute mockery of the England bowling assault. Some additionally trolled England for trying completely helpless regardless of having India on the ropes at one level.
Listed here are a number of the reactions:
India completed Day 1 of the fifth Check on 338/7 with Jadeja batting 83* with Mohammed Shami.
Rishabh Pant took particular liking to Jack Leach
Rishabh Pant in opposition to left-arm spinners has at all times been a good match-up for the southpaw. Leach had picked up a 10-wicket haul in his final Check and was excessive on confidence.
Nevertheless, the way in which the 24-year-old took down the left-arm spinner was merely ridiculous. The benefit with which he discovered boundaries and launched a few of them into the stands fully deflated Leach and different bowlers.
England skipper Ben Stokes’ physique language was in all probability sufficient to counsel what sort of injury Pant had executed to their spirits. Whereas the southpaw was fiery at one finish, Jadeja was as cool as a cucumber on the different.
The 33-year-old ensured that he stored one finish tight and did not let the England bowlers undergo his protection. The response of coach Rahul Dravid after Pant reached his hundred summed up how essential the partnership between the 2 left-handers was.
Jadeja would nonetheless prefer to get to his hundred and extra importantly get India as near 400 as potential. England will definitely want to choose up fast wickets on Day 2 to make sure they do not put an excessive amount of stress on their batters.