ENG vs IND Day 5In Edgbaston Test, England Defeated Indian Team By Seven Wickets In Deciding Match, Series Leveled By 2-2. England registered a historic victory while chasing a record target with the help of Root-Bairstow. Brilliant centuries by Joe Root (142) and Jonny Bairstow (114 not out) and a 269-run partnership for the fourth wicket between them helped England beat India by seven wickets in the morning session on the fifth day of the fifth Test on Tuesday. Five match series leveled by 2-2.
Chasing a record 378 runs, England started playing 259 for three and then went on to win a historic 7-wicket win without any loss.
Indian bowler looked helpless
However, the Indian team dominated the first three days of the Edgbaston Test. Team India would win this match by winning the series 3-2. But on the fourth and fifth days, the England batters showed a great game. The Indian bowlers looked helpless in front of Root and Bairstow. Root returned to the unbeaten pavilion after scoring 142 runs in 173 balls with the help of 19 fours and a six and Bairstow scored 114 runs in 145 balls with 15 fours and a six. Two of England’s three wickets also came in the hands of Indian captain Jasprit Bumrah. While one player got run out. The Indian team remained in the match for four days of the match but then lagged.
World Test Championship: India’s penalty
A point penalty has been imposed on India for slow over-rate after their defeat in the Edgbaston Test. After which the team slipped to fourth place in World Test Championship rankings. At the same time, Pakistan has reached third place. India has 52.08 percent marks while Pakistan has 52.38 marks.
I’m just trying: Bairstow
Jonny Bairstow, who scored his sixth century this year, said that the last few months have been wonderful for me. I’m not doing much, just trying to simplify my game. Trying to fix my basics.
Five big reasons for the defeat of Team India
Ashwin is not counted in the playing XI: Edgbaston’s pitch is usually spin helpful. In such a situation, it was difficult for Team India to land with four fast bowlers. Ashwin could have proved to be very beneficial here.
Top-order flop: Team India lost its five wickets for 98 runs in the first innings. Shubman Gill, Cheteshwar Pujara, Hanuma Vihari, Virat Kohli, and Shreyas batted very disappointingly, which had to bear the brunt.
Giving England a chance to return: After scoring 416 runs, England’s five wickets were taken up to 83 runs. But Bairstow’s century filled the England team with enthusiasm.
Loose attitude in the second innings: After taking the lead in the first innings, the Indian batsmen adopted a very loose attitude in the second innings. It didn’t look like they were playing for victory here. Indians knelt on short balls.
Indian players under pressure: After the innings of Root and Bairstow on the fourth day of the match, the Indian players came under pressure. The way the English batsmen achieved the target of 378 runs is an example for the whole world.