ENG vs IND: Watch - Joe Root perfectly executes an amazing reverse scoop six off Shardul Thakur
The historic fifth (rescheduled) Test between England and India successfully got the result at Edgbaston in Birmingham. Having a look at the match, the hosts won the toss and asked Jasprit Bumrah and his men to bat.
In the first innings, India posted a huge total of 416 runs with the help of Rishabh Pant's 146 and Ravindra Jadeja's 104. Following that, England has been decent with the bat in their first inning and has been bowled out for 284 runs by the visitors.
Jonny Bairstow helped his team from falling on follow-on by scoring 106 runs. In the second inning, India has a lead of 132 runs and has been bowled out for 245 runs.
Cheteshwar Pujara and Rishabh Pant have been the best with the bat, scoring 66 and 57 runs respectively. With a target of 378 runs on the board, the No.1 Test batter, Joe Root and the in-form batsman Jonny Bairstow finished off the things as England levelled the series by 2-2.
Jonny Bairstow and Joe Root have done the job for England, scoring 114 and 142 runs and helped their side to level the Test series against India.
The last few years have been tough: Jonny Bairstow
The English batter Jonny Bairstow has been named Player of the Match for his back-to-back hundred in the first and second innings of the game, scoring 106 and 114* respectively. "It is great fun at the moment.
The last month has been fantastic for the lads and the smiles on their faces when everyone does well is a massive part of it. I am stripping it back to the basics. The last few years have been tough on me but the last few months have been fantastic.
Fair play to everyone who went through that. To the crowd as well. Day five was over in 90 minutes. I just have an enjoyment factor now," Jonny Bairstow was quoted as saying by Cricbuzz in the post-match presentation.
"They try to intimidate, they have some fantastic players and it was about trying to shift the pressure on them. There are going to be phases when they are going to play really well. There was a period when it started reversing as well.
And today morning was a different morning. Root and me are just two lads from Yorkshire. We have grown up playing together and spent a lot of time together from the Yorkshire academy days to the Test team now. Special to play with him," he added.
During the game, Joe Root smashed a fabulous reverse scoop off Shardul Thakur who delivered the ball right into the slot of the right-handed batter and got punished with a six.
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