ENG vs IND: Rain had interrupted play on Day 1 of the 5th Test at Edgbaston.© AFP
Rain had led to early Lunch and delayed resumption on Day 1 of the rescheduled 5th Test between England and India at Edgbaston in Birmingham and the weather is expected to interrupt play on Day 2 as well. As per Accuweather, Birmingham is expected to be partly cloudy with showers during the first hour of scheduled play, and then stay cloudy. Showers are again expected at 3 pm local time (7:30 pm IST). Play was extended by half an hour on Friday and the same may happen on Saturday as well if rain interrupts the match.
Pant, who smashed 146 off 111 deliveries, put on a 222-run stand with Jadeja.
It was the 24-year-old’s fifth Test century and fourth away from home.
He hit 19 fours and four sixes as he put the pressure back on the English bowlers.
While Pant fell to Joe Root, Jadeja finished the day unbeaten on 83.
Earlier, England had won the toss and opted to field.
Jadeja and Mohammed Shami will resume batting when play begins on Day 2.
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