Test Series Ind vs Eng
England rode unbeaten hundreds through Joe Root and Jonny Bairstow to drag off their maximum success chase, coasting to a collection-leveling 7-wicket victory withinside the rearranged 5th check-in opposition to India at Edgbaston yesterday.
Chasing 378 for victory, England went into the very last day desiring 119 runs with 7 wickets in hand. Joe Root went directly to spoil a masterly 142 now no longer out, his 28th century, forging a huge 269-run partnership for the unbroken 4th wicket with Bairstow.
Joe Root’s stylish hundred turned into studded with 19 boundaries and a 6. Jonny Bairstow’s unbeaten 114, which protected 15 fours and a 6, turned into his 2nd hundred of the suit as England triumphed with sessions to spare.
England’s preceding maximum a success run chase got here in 2019 after they reached a 359-run target in an Ashes check in opposition to Australia at the lower back of Ben Stokes’s excellent unbeaten century.
It turned into an incredible turnaround through England who was at the lower back foot after conceding a great first-innings lead of 132.
Joe Root and Jonny Bairstow confirmed the sort of sustained aggression that’s fast turning into the hallmark of this England check group because Brendon McCullum took over as the top educate and Ben Stokes assumed the captaincy.
Joe Root grew a lot in self-assurance that he dealt with Shardul Thakur like a spinner, stepping out in opposition to the seamer after which playing an audacious reverse-scoop in opposition to him that sailed over for a 6.
Bairstow introduced up his 4th hundred in 5 innings with a good single earlier than hitting Mohammed Siraj for 3 successive boundaries.
The 5-match collection in opposition to India couldn’t be finished closing 12 months following Covid-19 cases withinside the India camp beforehand of the very last match at Old Trafford.