New Delhi. England thrashed India badly in the fifth test played at Edgbaston. The Indian team had given the host England a difficult target of 378 runs to win the match. A score greater than 350 runs in Test cricket is never considered easy. But England changed the history of 145 years by achieving the target in 76.4 overs. England set the record for the fastest run in the chase of more than 350 runs. His run rate was 4.93. With this win, England leveled the five-match Test series 2-2. The last 4 matches of the series were played last year. Indian team won 2 of these matches.
The Indian team scored 416 runs in the first innings against England (India vs England). In reply, England could only score 284 runs in the first innings. In this way, India got a lead of 132 runs in the first innings. After a huge lead, it was expected that India would win this match. But the hosts bowled well in the second innings and first stopped India for 245 runs. Then the necessary runs for victory were scored in 76.4 overs only. The heroes of his victory were Jonny Bairstow and Joe Root. Bairstow scored a century in both the innings.
The speed with which England scored 378 runs, the example of which is not found anywhere in the history of cricket for 145 years. Earlier, India had the record of winning with the highest run-rate while chasing more than 350 runs. India won against England in 2008 by scoring 387 for 4 in 98.3 overs. Then the run rate of the Indian team was 3.92.
Joe Root (142) and Jonny Bairstow (114) scored centuries in the fourth innings of the fifth Test against India. It was the miracle of both these batsmen that England brought their run rate close to 5.00. When the host team won, its run rate was 4.93. This is the first time in the history of 145 years that a team has won a Test match by scoring 350 or more runs with a run rate of over 4.00.
Tags: IND vs ENG, India Vs England, Joe Root, Jonny Bairstow, Number Game, Team India
July 05, 2022, 17:35 IST