India and England are facing each other in the fifth Test match at Edgbaston in Birmingham. It is the last match of the Test series that started last year. The Indian team has a chance to create history in England by winning the Test series for the first time since 2007. It has been an exciting match so far with an attacking approach from both the teams with the bat.
Former Indian head coach Ravi Shastri joined Kevin Pietersen for a masterclass session on “How to play spin bowling”. Shastri tried his hands at off-spin bowling with Kevin Pietersen on strike. Pietersen played some eye-catching shots in the nets on the bowling of Ravi Shastri.
Kevin Pietersen talked with Nasir Hussain about his approach while facing spinners. Pietersen revealed that he always looks to play attacking shots against them. Pietersen said, “I’m looking for the length and I’m making sure that every single shot is actually a run-making shot.”
Kevin Pietersen also hit three switch hits while facing Ravi Shastri in the nets. He brought back all the good memories which fans have of Kevin Pietersen in international cricket. He was absolutely ruthless against Spinners and frequently played switch hits to disturb their rhythm.
Watch the clip here:
"I'm looking for the length and I'm making sure that every single shot is actually a run-making shot" 🧠
How to face spin by Kevin Pietersen (ft. Ravi Shastri and Nasser Hussain) 🏏🌪️ pic.twitter.com/BJi6OLIE7j
— Sky Sports Cricket (@SkyCricket) July 4, 2022
Currently, Ravi Shastri and Kevin Pietersen are part of the Sky Sports commentary team for the England tour. Last year, Shastri was present with the Indian team for the Test series in England.
Bairstow and Root display fightback in run chase
The Test match is currently evenly balanced with England requiring 119 runs to win with seven wickets in hand on the final day of the Test match.
While chasing the target of 378, England openers gave a great start in the run chase. But the hosts soon lost three wickets in a span of 10 runs. Since then, Jonny Bairstow and Joe Root stitched together a 100-plus opening partnership to take England closer to the target.
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