Rishabh Pant
Rishabh Pant. (Picture by Alex Davidson/Getty Photos)

England’s assistant coach Paul Collingwood has hailed “world-class” Rishabh Pant after an “thrilling” first day of the rescheduled fifth Check match at Edgbaston, Birmingham. Collingwood said that one has to applaud, watching somebody as thrilling as Pant. The Indian wicketkeeper-batter took England bowlers by storm on Day 1, scoring 146 off 111 balls, and serving to India get well from their preliminary setback.

Collingwood additionally confused that the group was not intimidated by India’s comeback as he felt it was simply the character of the sport that wickets had been onerous to return by as soon as the ball turned smooth after 30-40 overs. He additionally spoke about head coach Brendon McCullum’s imaginative and prescient for Check cricket, which is to make it entertaining for the format to outlive.

“As we speak was an important day, I don’t really feel our backs had been towards the wall for too lengthy, however hats off to the way in which Pant performed,” stated Collingwood, in a press convention. “If you find yourself up towards world-class gamers, they’ll do world-class issues,” he added. 

It’s been one other thrilling day of Check cricket: Paul Collingwood

Talking of how the sport panned out, England captain Ben Stokes received the toss and elected to bowl first. India began with a brand new opening pair, Shubman Gill and Cheteshwar Pujara, with Hanuma Vihari to observe. The climate situations, to start with, had been overcast with rain spells on the playing cards. Making full use of the situations, English quick bowlers James Anderson and Matthew Potts had been on high of the Indian top-order batters. The duo picked up the primary 5 wickets between them inside 28 overs, after which got here the Indian restoration with Pant and Ravindra Jadeja on the crease.

“It’s been one other thrilling day of Check cricket, we’ve had three thrilling video games towards New Zealand and the day right here has been precisely the identical. Brendon has stated from the very begin he’s trying on the greater image of Check cricket and for it to outlive we’ve bought to make it much more entertaining,” stated the England assistant coach. 

“I wouldn’t essentially say we went mistaken in the present day, however what we’ve discovered is as soon as the ball goes smooth after 30-40 overs it may be very tough to take wickets if it’s not going off straight,” added Collingwood.

After shedding 5 wickets for 98, the partnership of Pant and Jadeja added 222 runs for the sixth wicket. On the finish of the day’s play, Jadeja remained unbeaten on 83 with India’s rating being 338/7 in 73 overs.



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