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5th ENG vs IND (Rescheduled Test) Highlights:

by Navyatha Sandiri
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ENG vs IND, Former England captain Joe Root, along with Yorkshire colleague Jonny Bairstow, led his team to a historic 378-run victory over India at Edgbaston in Birmingham. England required 119 runs on Day 5 with seven wickets in hand and Bairstow and Root batting at 72 and 76, respectively. It only took the duo about an hour and a half to not only surpass their individual milestone hundreds but also to get the team over the line and tie the five-match series 2-2.

Root and Bairstow resumed on 259/3 and breezed past 300, squeezing any remaining vigor from an embattled Indian attack that did not even get their hands on England won in 76.4 overs at an incredible run rate of 4.93 with the second new ball.

Root (142 not out) hit his 28th Test century, continuing to play with enviable fluency, while Yorkshire teammate Bairstow (114 not out) scampered a single to back up his century in the first innings. Bairstow had reached three figures for the 12th time in his career, with six of those coming in 2022.

Ben Stokes’ side exceeded 275 runs in their 3-0 series victory over New Zealand, but Root and Bairstow’s efforts on the back of Monday’s storming opening stand between Alex Lees (56) and Zac Crawley (46) broke new ground. This was England’s most successful chase in history and the ninth-best in Test history.

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Summary of the 5th Test Match between England and India

The match was set up as a test of England’s Baseball theory, in which they believe they can be brave enough to chase down any target on a wicket that has always aided spinners and even pacers in the fourth innings. Not only did England live up to the Baseball theory, but they also went on to chase down a historical target of 378, the highest ever set by the English team in Test history.

ENG versus IND Jonny Bairstow, 5th Test Player of the Match

When Jonny Bairstow was named Player of the Match for the fifth (rescheduled) Test of the five-match series between hosts England and India, there was no guessing. Bairstow, who lit up the English Summer alongside skipper Ben Stokes against New Zealand early last month, hit a Lonewolf century in the first innings to get England to a respectable total and then followed that up with another century in a match-winning partnership of 269 runs with Joe Root in the second innings.     

India is fielding 11 players.

Shubman Gill, Cheteshwar Pujara, Hanuma Vihari, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant(w), Ravindra Jadeja, Shardul Thakur, Mohammed Shami, Mohammed Siraj, and Jasprit Bumrah are among those who have played for India (c)

England’s Starting Eleven

Alex Lees, Zak Crawley, Ollie Pope, Joe Root, Jonny Bairstow, Ben Stokes (c), Sam Billings (w), Matthew Potts, Stuart Broad, Jack Leach, and James Anderson are the players to watch.      

Summary of the 5th Test Match between England and India

The match was set up as a test of England’s Baseball theory, in which they believe they can be brave enough to chase down any target on a wicket that has always aided spinners and even pacers in the fourth innings. Not only did England live up to the Baseball theory, but they also went on to chase down a historical target of 378, the highest ever set by the English team in Test history.

ENG vs IND

IND vs. ENG Player of the Fifth Test: Jonny Bairstow

When Jonny Bairstow was named Player of the Match for the fifth (rescheduled) Test of the five-match series between hosts England and India, there was no guessing. Bairstow, who lit up the English Summer alongside skipper Ben Stokes against New Zealand early last month, hit a Lonewolf century in the first innings to get England to a respectable total and then followed that up with another century in a match-winning partnership of 269 runs with Joe Root in the second innings.

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5th Test Day 5 Live Updates: ENG vs IND England won thanks to Root-Bairstow.

When Jonny Bairstow was named Player of the Match for the fifth (rescheduled) Test of the five-match series between hosts England and India, there was no guessing. Bairstow, who lit up the English Summer alongside skipper Ben Stokes against New Zealand early last month, hit a Lonewolf century in the first innings to get England to a respectable total and then followed that up with another century in a match-winning partnership of 269 runs with Joe Root in the second innings “inputs from www.business-standard.com”.                                

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