IND v ENG 5th test: England defeats India to pull a historic win

On the event’s last day, India faced defeat as England, who led with 259/3, needed just 119 runs to win and even the series at 2-2.

In the fifth Test match that was rescheduled, England defeated India by seven wickets on Tuesday at Edgbaston in Birmingham. In the fourth innings, the hosts were able to defeat a 378-run mark owing to an unbroken 269-run partnership between Joe Root and Jonny Bairstow for the fourth wicket. In the final innings of a Test, this is their highest successful chase.

On day five of the postponed fifth Test at Edgbaston on Monday, Root and Bairstow hit successive centuries to lead England’s massive chase of 378 against India.


Root entered the field, hit a game-winning hundred, completely changed the course of the match, carried his team to victory, and sealed his reputation as a living legend of the cricket.

Bairstow has now scored an 11th century in test. He had already scored 100 runs in the match’s first innings, and he has now added another 100. He totally controlled India in the fourth session, along with Root.

After reaching 259 for 3 in chase of 378 at stumps on the fourth day of the rescheduled fifth Test match against India on Monday, England has had the upper hand. After Alex Lees (56) and Zak Crawley (46) added 107 runs for the opening partnership, Bairstow (72 batting) and Root (76 batting) were at the innings. They had added 150 runs for the fourth wicket. Jasprit Bumrah, the captain, took two wickets as England entered the final day trailing just 119 runs.

On Day 4, England’s bowlers did an outstanding job of closing down India for 245 runs. The wicketkeeper-batsman Rishabh Pant was starting to look lethal until Jack Leach dismissed him for 57.

After that, the hosts had an easy time of it as they only gave away 47 runs before getting rid of the Indian lineup. Ben Stokes, the captain of England, faced the task and claimed four wickets in the second innings.