New Delhi: After the end of the third day's play of the fifth Test between India and England at Edgbaston, everyone was afraid that if the Indian team did not get a lead of at least 400 runs, it might face problems. That's what happened and now after the fourth day's play, it can be said that the match seems to be going out of India's hands. However, winning the match and series can still be expected.
By the end of the third day's play, Team India had a lead of 257 runs and in the second innings, India were 125 for the loss of 3 wickets in 45 overs, but on the fourth day, the team could not play even 37 overs and was bowled out for a total of 245 runs. Everyone was worried that the team would not be reduced to a lead of less than 400 before taking a lead of less than 400 and this fear turned into reality when the team could get a lead of just 377 runs. At the same time, England started off brilliantly in the chase of 378 runs. Captain Jasprit Bumrah made team India's comeback, but then Joe Root and Jonny Bairstow brought England back into the match.
Now England needs only 119 runs to win the match and level the series and the team has 7 wickets left in their hands. Root and Bairstow are at the crease. In such a situation, this task looks easy for England. At the same time, if we talk about Team India, then the team captained by Bumrah can win this match and the series only if Joe Root and Jonny Bairstow or ben stokes, who comes after him, are sent to the pavilion in the first 10 overs of the first session of the fifth day and soon Sam Billings is also dismissed in the first session. If India's fast bowlers fail to do so, then there is every possibility of the result of this match in the first session itself.