England thrashed India in a thrilling match to win the fifth Test by seven wickets in Edgbaston on Tuesday. Set at 378, more than any other England team to win a Test in the fourth innings, the hosts achieved their target with more than two sessions remaining. Joe Root (142 not out) and Johnny Barstow (114 not out) led them to victory, ending the five-match series 2-2. AFP Sport looks at three things we learned from a fascinating competition:
There is no target for England.
If England continue to bat like this in the fourth innings of the Test, cricket fans may have to rethink their concept of ‘hard chase’.
In Birmingham, England whitewashed world champions New Zealand 3-0 in a successful chase of 277, 299 and 296 for 378, and this latest victory means that they now have four of their own under the new captaincy. Tests have been won. Ben Stokes And coach Brendan McCullum.
In Farmroot and Bairstow batted brilliantly, but the most impressive aspect of the Edgbaston run chase was the struggling performance. Alex Liz And Zack CrowleyWho shared a century opening stand in 19.5 overs – the fastest in England’s Test history.
Kohli is not a substitute for theatrical runs.
India Star Virat Kohli He is one of the best batsmen of his generation as he has a record of over 8000 runs in 102 Test matches with 27 centuries at an average of almost 50.
But a score of 11 and 20 at Edgbaston means he has not scored an international century in any format since 2019. The 33-year-old has endured his worst IPL season in just 13 years.
His efforts to field England batsmen in Birmingham saw Kohli talking to the umpires. But a few international players allow themselves to be ‘spoken’ and the actions of former India captain Kohli seemed to be trying hard to make up for the lack of runs like a man.
A glitch on the game slowly.
Much of the game was entertaining, there were times when both England and India were deliberately guilty of slowing down the game, especially when the batsmen tried to close the clock near the end of the day’s play. To ensure that they do not face full allocation. Of overs
However, India was fined 40 per cent of their match fees and robbed of two World Test championship points to maintain a slow over rate.
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