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Cricket with Umbrella: Fans start playing outside the stadium after rain interrupted India vs England 5th Test match



The fifth Test match between India vs England to be played at Edgbaston, Birmingham on Friday has been rescheduled. India were 53/2 when rain forced a lunch break and later the start of the second session was delayed on the first day of the match. While the temporary interruption of the game forced the players to stay in dressing for a bit longer than the scheduled time, it did not stop the spectators from enjoying their time as some fans started playing cricket outside the stadium.

In a video shared online by official broadcasters, a man can be seen bowling to a child who is batting with an umbrella in hand. Meanwhile, some fans can be seen in their fielding positions, while others are cheering from outside the playing area.

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Talking about the game, England captain Ben Stokes won the toss and decided to bowl first against India. The guests opened the batting with Shubman Gill and Cheteshwar Pujara as they missed skipper Rohit Sharma due to COVID-19. The idea of ​​opening with Pujara didn’t work for India as they lost him for just 13 runs.

On the other hand, Pujara’s partner Shubman Gill also did not live up to the expectations and was dismissed for 17. James Anderson took both the wickets.

India soon reduced Virat Kohli, Hanuma Vihari and Shreyas Iyer to 98/5 but a 222-run stand between Rishabh Pant and Ravindra Jadeja saved the visitors.

Pant hit 146 off 111 balls before Joe Root eventually dismissed him.


Jadeja remained unbeaten on 83 at stumps on day one as India finished on 338/7.

India led the five-match series 2-1 last year when the final Test match was postponed following a COVID-19 outbreak in their camp. Considering that Rohit missed the last match of the series, Jasprit Bumrah has been named the captain for the game.

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