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Fifth Test: England struggle to reach 60/3 at tea on rain-hit day 2

In-form batters Joe Root (19) and Jonny Bairstow (6) were at the crease

bumrah-england-bowling-ap Jasprit Bumrah (second left) celebrates with teammates after dismissing England's Zak Crawley during the second day of the fifth Test match at Edgbaston | AP/PTI

Ravindra Jadeja reaffirmed his status as India's most valuable player across formats with a superbly crafted hundred before skipper Jasprit Bumrah took centre-stage, first smashing a world record and then blowing away England top-order on a rain-hit second day of the rescheduled fifth Test.

At tea, England were struggling at 60 for 3 as a nicely warmed-up Bumrah first castled opener Alex Lees (6) with a delivery that came in with the angle.

Then, in the post-lunch session, he got twice lucky as he removed Zak Crawley (9) and Ollie Pope (10) with the 'seventh' delivery of his third and sixth overs respectively.

Both were fuller deliveries which enticed the two right-handers to go for drives as Shubman Gill at third slip and Shreyas Iyer at second slip took regulation catches.

In-form batters Joe Root (19 batting) and Jonny Bairstow (6 batting) were at the crease when rain stopped play for the third time on the second day.

While he once again delivered with the ball but it was Bumrah (31 no, 16 balls) the batter whose fireworks will be remembered by the capacity Edgbaston crowd for the longest time as he smashed 29 runs off a Stuart Broad over.

In all, that over from Broad yielded 35 runs, including six extras.

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