Only 12 complete overs of play were available during a rain-soaked second session at Edgbaston on Day 2, but Jasprit Bumrah struck in each of the mini sessions of play, his 3 for 30 reducing England to 60/3 after India scored 416 in the first innings.

After a delayed intermission that led to umpires calling for an early lunch, Bumrah struck with his first ball in the second session, forcing Zak Crawley into a weak drive away from the body. The resulting edge easily sailed to Shubman Gill at third slip. The subsequent hat-trick ball-Bumrah having removed Alex Lees with his previous delivery before lunch-slanted at new batter Joe Root and seamed away just inside the outside edge.

The thrilling duel between Bumrah and Root, on the other hand, lasted just five balls before rain forced the players to retire for another 99 minutes. England got off to a strong start, with four from Root and Ollie Pope. Because of a previous no-ball, the seventh ball an overworked in his favor for the second time (following Lees) when Pope pursued a wide ball and nicked off. Four overs later, the players were forced to leave for the second time in the session and the third time that day due to rain. Earlier in the first session, India raced to 416 runs, owing primarily to cameos from Mohammed Shami and Jasprit Bumrah in the lower order. While overnight batsman Ravindra Jadeja batted his way to an impressive fourth Test match century, the final three quick bowlers combined for 49 runs.

It was mostly due to England’s strategy of bouncing the Indian tail out. It backfired, as Shami helped himself to three boundaries in a 16-run inning, while Bumrah helped himself to 29 runs in a 35-run Stuart Broad over, which became the most costly over in Test cricket. That meant India went far over 400, which appeared unlikely when they were 98/5 on the first day.