While downpour hindered play during the England versus India fifth Test at Edgbaston, it didn’t prevent fans in Birmingham from playing some cricket.

The India versus England rescheduled fifth Test started off on Friday at Edgbaston in Birmingham. India were 53/2 when downpour constrained early lunch and later deferred the beginning of the second meeting on the principal day of the match. While the transitory break in the game constrained the players to remain in the dressing somewhat longer than planned, it couldn’t prevent the onlookers from partaking in their experience as a portion of the fans began playing cricket outside the arena.

In a video shared by the authority telecasters on the web, a man should have been visible bowling to a kid, who is batting with an umbrella close by. In the mean time, a portion of the fans should have been visible taking their handling positions, while the others cheer from outside the playing region.

Discussing the game, England captain Ben Stokes won the throw and selected to bowl first against India. The visitors opened the batting with Shubman Gill and Cheteshwar Pujara as they missed captain Rohit Sharma because of COVID-19. The plan to open with Pujara didn’t work for India as they lost him for only 13 runs.

Then again, Pujara’s accomplice Shubman Gill likewise neglected to satisfy the hopes as he withdrew on a score of 17. James Anderson picked both the wickets.

India before long lost Virat Kohli, Hanuma Vihari and Shreyas Iyer to go down to 98/5, yet a 222-run stand between Rishabh Pant and Ravindra Jadeja saved the guests.

Gasp hit a 146 off 111 conveyances, with Joe Root at long last excusing him.

Jadeja stayed unbeaten on 83 at Stumps on Day 1, with India completing on 338/7.

India drove the five-match series 2-1 last year when the last Test match was deferred after a COVID-19 flare-up in their camp. Given Rohit misses the last match of the series, Jasprit Bumrah has been named the captain for the game.

By Martin