India vs England 5th Test Day 5 Highlights – 5 July 2022

Player of the Match Jonny Bairstow:

“It’s great fun at the moment, this last month has been fantastic, we can see the smile on the boys’ faces. I’ve stripped it all back to the basics, I’m not a big fan of bubbles and sitting in rooms playing computer games, but it’s great to be back, day five sold out in 90 minutes. It’s about having the enjoyment factor, not being afraid of failing, and putting the pressure back on the opposition, we’re going to lose games along the way, but the positive brand is fun to play.

“It was all under control,” he says of the verbals and the match situation. “World-class bowlers, they try and intimidate, amazing players, try to shift it back onto them, periods of Test cricket when you have to consolidate, it started reversing so it got interesting again, then this morning’s a different morning.

Joe Root:

“Ben before the toss said we’re not going to bat, we’re going to chase… so much credit to the two lads at the top, smashed that ball around on a wicket that was doing a bit. A sublime partnership against a world-class attack. The feeling in the dressing-room is whatever you get, we’re going to take it on. Jonny’s been in and out of the side, you can blame me for that if you like, but he’s come in this summer, back end of the winter, and been exceptional. I feel like I’m playing some nice cricket, feel excited, and in a good place, and I need to work hard at maintaining that. I’m at peace with one mode of dismissal, it’s a game of failure, when you get in you’ve got to keep it going. Throughout the whole summer, 80 wickets for the bowling attack, always hunting wickets and making things happen, which is what it’s all about. When you’re going at 4.5 an over, it’s hard to put the pressure back on you.”

The England Player of the Series is Joe Root

With special mentions for Anderson and Robinson. But 737 runs at 105.28, with four hundred, is out of this world. “I love batting,” he says. “The environment over the last four weeks is exceptional, clarity and belief, get out there, trust it and do it. Root was obviously captain for the first four Tests of this series. “Stokesy has the full backing of everyone, particularly myself. Our responsibility is to keep it entertaining for everyone out there.”

India’s Player of the Series is Jasprit Bumrah

23 wickets in the series, and “sixes reminiscent of Gordon Greenidge”, no less… credit to AFP’s Julian Guyer for his poetic license in that citation… “Ifs and buts can always be a thing, but this is how the game of cricket goes, England kept on fighting and played better than us in the second innings. Both teams played good cricket. Rishabh takes his chances, he and Jaddu counterattacked and we were ahead of the game. Very happy for him, he had a very good match. Captaincy was a good challenge, a lot of great learnings, an honor to lead the team, and a great experience for me.”

Ben Stokes:

“It’s down to the players, making my job easier. When you have clarity like we do in the dressing room it makes totals like that easier. 378 five weeks ago would have been scary, but it’s all good.
Jonny and Rooty will get the plaudits, but you set the precedent by what your two openers do and playing the way they did against Bumrah and Shami. We take away the scoreboard and how many runs there are to chase, it’s all about taking wickets. Sometimes teams will be better than us, but no one will be braver than us, according to Jack Leach.

We are trying to rewrite

how Test cricket is being played, in England in particular. It’s not always about the top of off, it’s about taking ten wickets. We know that we want to give new life to Test cricket, and the support that we’ve had has been incredible. We are bringing a new set of fans to Test cricket. We want to leave a mark.”

India vs England Highlights today, Tuesday 5-7-2022. 5th Test, India tour of England from Edgbaston, Birmingham.

Stokes won the toss and chose to bowl first.

India team: Gill, Pujara, Vihari, Kohli, Shreyas, Pant (wk), Jadeja, Shardul, Shami, Siraj, Bumrah (capt).
England team: Lees, Crawley, Pope, Root, Bairstow, Stokes (capt.), Billings, Potts, Broad, Leach, Anderson.

Recent form

(Last five matches, most recent first)
India WWLLW
England WWWLD

Head to Head In T20I’s: 131
India Won: 31
England Won: 50

Match Timings: 09:30 GMT | 10:30 Local
Umpires – Aleem Dar, Richard Kettleborough
TV Umpires – Marais Erasmus
Match Referee – David Boon
Reserve Umpire – Alex Wharf
Match number – Test no. 2470

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