Birmingham: England has won the 5th Test match for India (IND vs ENG) by 7 wickets. The team had a huge target of 378 runs to win. England had never won a match by achieving such a big target in Test cricket history. Even against India, the score of 350+ had not been chased yet, but with the help of centuries from Joe Root and Jonny Bairstow, the English team won the match.
Veteran England pacer James Anderson has praised the batting of Joe Root and Jonny Bairstow. Anderson said ahead of the fifth day’s play on Sky Sports, ‘Root and Johnny continued their amazing form. They are playing very well. We know Root’s quality and Johnny is an amazing player. When I watch him play, I think as a bowler, ‘Where will you bowl, what can you do?’ Anderson also praised the opening pair of Alex Lees (56) and Jack Crowley (46). Both of them gave a good start to England by making a partnership of 107 runs.
269 runs partnership
Joe Root and Jonny Bairstow put on an unbeaten 269-run partnership for the fourth wicket. Root’s bat made an unbeaten innings of 142 runs in 173 balls. Bairstow scored 114 runs. He also scored a century in the first innings of the match. This year, Bairstow has scored 6 centuries with the bat and 5 centuries with Root’s bat.
This 5-match series has ended in a 2-2 draw. Team India was leading 2-1 after 4 matches last year. After this the last match has not been played due to Corona. Now England has broken India’s dream by winning it. Team India has not won a Test series in England since 2007.