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WATCH: Intruder enters on the ground during fifth Test, moved out by security
By SMCS - Jul 1, 2022 10:52 pm
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The fifth Test between India and England is currently taking place at Edgbaston Stadium in Birmingham on Friday. While the rescheduled match is the much-awaited one, an intruder tried to interrupt the play on the first day of the Test. This happened when the Indian batter Shreyas Iyer got dismissed in the second session but the ground security took him off the field soon after.

Sam Billings
Sam Billings took a flying catch

Team India were 174/5 at Tea due to an unbeaten 76-run stand between Rishabh Pant and Ravindra Jadeja as well. However, India were struggling at 98-5 when they both started to steady the ship. Pant (53*) and Jadeja (32*) were in the middle at Tea as well.

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Rahul Dravid, Team India head coach said while talking to the host broadcaster: “I think he (Bumrah) is a very thoughtful individual, understands the game very well. Also he commands the respect of the team, which is very important as a leader. Bowling changes, field changes obviously will only get better with time. It’s a new challenge. It’s not easy for a fast bowler to captain, he’s got to think about his own bowling too. Have had a few conversations with him, and told him that we need him more as a bowler. Captaincy is something that you’ll get better at as you do it more. Lot of talks about England and their style of batting. I’m looking forward to it. The quality we have in our fast bowling is something that we take pride in. They have performed all over the world and I think it’s going to be an interesting contest. It’s about focusing on ourselves, than on the opposition. Hitting the top of off stump is still a very good ball and it’s about hitting that spot consistently. If they (England) have the skill to attack our best deliveries, then good luck to them.”

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