ENG vs. IND: Jonny Bairstow celebrates England’s victory over India in Edgbaston.© AFP
England re-recorded their most successful chase so far in the fourth innings of a Test match on Sunday with a seven-wicket win over India in the fifth and final match. The match at Edgbaston, Birmingham saw a brilliant comeback from the hosts as they won despite giving India a 132-run lead in the first innings. In the last innings of the match, England needed to score 378 runs and it did so easily thanks to unbeaten centuries. Joe Root And Johnny Barstow.
The hosts reached home in just 76.4 overs. His scoring rate in the last innings was close to five runs per over. Root scored an unbeaten 142 while Barstow scored 114 not out. Both knocks came later Alex Liz (56) And Zack Crowley (46) added 107 runs for the opening wicket in just 21.4 overs. Root and Barstow, on the other hand, put on an unbeaten 269 for the fourth wicket in 52.3 overs.
Acknowledging that nothing can happen when players like Barstow and Root leave, the former Indian cricketer Ajit Agarkar “The team should have made things difficult for England,” he said. He added that such a loss is going to be a shock for the Indian team.
In a post-match show on Sony LIV, Ajit Agarkar said, “It’s not a shame when there are two boys who have confidence and are standard players … (but) this is the style in which India We have lost this game, “Ajit Agarkar said in a post-match show on Sony LIV.
He added: “They definitely had to work very hard for him (England) … to get it as easily as he (England) did, it must be a shock for the Indian team.” ۔
It is worth mentioning that the chase of 378 runs by England is the most successful chase by any team in a Test match against India.
With a historic victory on Sunday, England drew the five-match series 2-2 against India.
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