Rory Burns looked in fluid form on the morning of day five at the Oval, bringing up his fifty and a relatively serene opening partnership of 100 with Haseeb Hameed. Enter Shardul Thakur, who got a rare and very slight bit of deviation out of an ever-flatter, drier pitch. His back of a length delivery did just enough to move away from the expectant middle of Burns, instead finding his edge and being caught behind by Pant. It left England 100-1 requiring another 268 to win.
5️⃣0️⃣ for Rory Burns and 💯 opening partnership before we lose our first wicket.
— England Cricket (@englandcricket) September 6, 2021