Updated: Jul 5, 2022, 08:14 IST

Watch! Horrible confusion costs Alex Lees his wicket due to run out


The 4th day’s play between India and England is turning out to be a humdinger of a contest. The Indian team have set the English team a target of 378 to win with an entire day 5 in the hands of the host. The English team under the new Baz-Ball strategy have come out playing aggressive cricket. This was seen in their recent series against New Zealand where they whitewashed the WTC champions with a 3-0 score line. India on the other hand are trying their best to keep themselves in the contest.

Alex Lees gets run out after mix up with Joe Root –

Chasing 378 for a famous win, the English openers got a great start when the pair of Lees and Crawley started well. The duo added 107 for the first wicket before Bumrah struck twice at either side of tea. Root walked in at number 4 and joined Lees who was batting well past his 50. That’s when Jadeja bowling over the wicket got an edge off Lees bat. The inside edge when to the leg side and Lees looked up to see Root running towards the batting end. Lees made a slow start and by that time Shami had picked the ball and thrown it to Jadeja. The Indian left arm spinner got the throw in his hands and did the rest by whipping off the bails. Lees was run out for 56 off 65 balls with 8 hits to the fence.

Crawley and Lees start well as Bumrah pulls things back –

Crawley and Lees haven’t had a great time while opening the batting for England this summer. Against India, the pair found their mojo and added 107 runs for the first wicket and scored at over 5 runs per over. Lees got to his half century in mere 44 balls, while Crawley took his time. The ball was changed as it went out of shape, and Bumrah got one to slant in. Crawley missed the line of the ball and shouldered arms to see his stumps rattled for 46. Bumrah struck 1st ball after Tea, when Pope was out for 2nd ball duck.

At the time of writing England was 209 for 3 with still 169 runs needed with Root past his 50 and Bairstow in 41.