Ind Vs Eng 5th Test: India’s humiliating defeat in Edgbaston Test, bowling proved to be laggy, series 2-2 drawn from England
At Edgbaston, England defeated India in the test match by a margin of seven wickets.The five-match Test series is now level at 2-2 and Team India’s dream of winning the Test series in England has been shattered.
Team India lost by 7 wickets in the test match played at Edgbaston ground in Birmingham. England registered a record win by scoring 378 runs in the fourth innings and leveled the five-match series at 2-2. After 15 years, the dream of winning the Test series in England, the Indian team, which had reached Edgbaston, has now been shattered.
Joe Root and Johnny Jonny Bairstow played amazing innings for England chasing 378 runs. Both scored a century here and did not allow Team India to get a single success in the 7 wickets they needed to win on the last day. Jonny Bairstow scored 114 runs, and Joe Root scored 142.
England achieved the target of 378 in just 77 overs on the basis of both the smoky innings, during which England’s run rate was about five. This is the first time that India has given a target of more than 350 to the opposing team and has lost the match even after that.
Jonny Bairstow spoils Team India’s rhythm
In the first innings, England had scored 284 and fell behind India by 132 runs. But in this first innings too, Jonny Bairstow became a star for England. What happened in the beginning of struggling Jonny Bairstow’s fight with Virat Kohli, his game changed. After this he scored a century in the first innings, Bairstow also scored a century in the second innings.
England’s batsmen changed their game in the second innings. The opening pair of England made the first century partnership. After that there was a tremendous partnership between Joe Root and Jonny Bairstow. Joe Root, a former captain, also hit his 28th century in this game. There was an unbeaten partnership of 269 runs in 316 balls between Joe Root and Jonny Bairstow and the bowling of Team India proved to be laggy.
Edgbaston test full status
India 1st innings – 416 runs, Rishabh Pant 146, Ravindra Jadeja 104
England 1st innings – 284 runs, Jonny Bairstow 106 runs
India 2nd Innings – 245, Cheteshwar Pujara 66, Rishabh Pant 57
England 2nd Innings – 378/3, Joe Root 142, Jonny Bairstow 114
Giants have failed, the middle order took over
Team India made a big score of 416 in the first innings. When Team India batted first, it got a bad start. Team India had lost its five wickets within 100 runs, but after that there was a partnership of more than 200 runs between Rishabh Pant and Ravindra Jadeja which saved India’s shame. In the first innings, Rishabh Pant scored 146, Ravindra Jadeja scored 104 runs.
If we talk about the second innings, then once again the top order proved to be a failure. Only Cheteshwar Pujara and Rishabh Pant scored half-centuries, on the basis of which Team India’s score reached 245 runs. After taking a good lead on the third day, on the fourth day, Team India lost its seven wickets at a difference of just 120, which was heavy for India.
Full details of India-England test series
• 1st Test – Nottingham – draw
• Second Test – Lord’s – India won by 151 runs
• Third Test – Leeds – England won by an innings and 76 runs
• Fourth Test – The Oval, India won by 157 runs
• Fifth Test – Edgbaston, India lost by 7 wickets
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