India vs England 5th Test
Joe Root, Jonny Bairstow
Joe Root and Jonny Bairstow each scored century to help England to a record-setting run chase and a 7-wicket victory over India.
India vs England 5th Test: England in charge of a 378-run chase
In the rescheduled fifth Test match against India at Edgbaston, the third session of Day 4 was completely dominated by Joe Root and Jonny Bairstow. The two batted together for 150 runs without being out to put England in charge of a 378-run chase. Root and Bairstow’s counterattacking knocks showed India what “BazBall” looks like.
At the end of day 5 at Edgbaston, England was 259/3 with Root (76) and Bairstow (72) in the middle. They need 119 more runs to win the match and even the series. England is getting closer to their most successful chase ever in Test cricket, and it will also be at this venue.
India vs England 5th Test: Bairstow attacked the Indian bowlers again
Root, who is having a good time, didn’t make any mistakes and played with calculated risk during his 112-ball stay on Day 4. He has hit 9 fours so far. While scoring a hundred in the first innings, Bairstow attacked the Indian bowlers again, as he is doing now with a strike rate of 82.76. He has hit 8 fours and a six so far.
Bumrah was the only India bowler with wickets, as the others struggled to hit the areas. Mohammed Siraj, who took four wickets in the first innings, has been hit hard by the English batters, who have scored 64 runs off of him in his 10 overs so far.
India vs England 5th Test: Bumrah beat England’s number 3 batsman Ollie Pope
Earlier, captain Bumrah beat England’s number 3 batsman Ollie Pope with the first ball after the Tea break. He angled the ball away from Pope, and England’s number 3 edged it behind the stumps. While Alex Lees, whose counterattacking half-century gave England a fast start in their 378-run chase. Was run out by Mohammed Shami on 56.
The two quick wickets changed the momentum in India’s favor, and the players were all fired up after that, but they were unable to take advantage of it because Root and Bairstow held strong.
India vs England 5th Test: Root did not make any mistake
Lees and Crawley, who had been getting a lot of criticism for recent performances that weren’t up to par, set the stage for the hosts to reach their huge 378-run goal against a strong India bowling attack. The first two English batsmen put up 107 runs together before the first wicket fell.
India finally got a wicket near the end of the session. Bumrah got rid of Crawley (46 runs off 76 balls). When he misjudged a leave and was hit by a delivery that darted in from length.
India vs England 5th Test: Captain Ben Stokes taking four wickets
After lunch, India was only able to eat 8.5 overs. The tail didn’t wag as much as it did in the first innings. But expert batters who gave away their wickets kept India from getting a lead of more than 400.
In India’s second innings, England bowled them out for 245 runs in 81.5 overs. With captain Ben Stokes taking four wickets.