ENG vs IND: Joe Root and Jonny Bairstow steal the show as the hosts needs less than 70 runs to win the final Test

The final day and the end of the 4th day was totally beneficial to the hosts as England’s experienced duo Joe Root and Jonny Bairstow tucked themselves into the magic of Edgbaston where team India struggled to take another wicket. England have scored more than 300 runs with Jonny Bairstow closing in his another century of the same game whereas Joe Root has completed his 100 with a master class knock.

The encounter that Bairstow and Root began yesterday evening has continued. India needed to make the most of the early cloudy conditions, but England has instead accomplished that goal with ease. In the opening half hour of play, England have scored more than 300 runs, dwarfing the target even further.

Third innings recap: 

Indian players managed to boost their lead from the second innings to make a total of 245 runs with the help of Pujara and Pant who managed to score their fifty. Rishabh Pant has scored more than 200 runs combined in his two innings whereas Ravindra Jadeja missed the chance to set again. Virat Kohli once again was not able to settle himself but the cover drives by the veteran made high expectations for the number 4. Root took an accidentally good catch of Virat Kohli when the edged ball missed Sam Billing’s gloves. Skipper Ben Stokes managed to take 4 wickets whereas Matty and Broad took 2 each. James Anderson, who took a five-fer in the first innings, was able to take only 1 wicket. Jack Leach managed to take on the “big fish” Rishabh Pant who previously targeted Leach to hit maximums.

Second Innings recap – 

India would be delighted with their bowling performance since they were able to build a substantial 132-run first-innings advantage. 

Bairstow and Stokes got the day off to a good start, but Stokes, who was dropped twice, didn’t stick around for very long. 

But Bairstow made the most of his winning streak, scoring his third consecutive century in as many Tests. Throughout his innings, he attacked the bowlers, but Shami returned to the attack to dismiss him. After getting rid of the tail, Mohammad Siraj completed a four-wicket haul. Overall, the Indian pacers did a pretty good job of bowling, with their skipper leading from the front.

India’s first innings recap – 

On Day 2 of the ongoing final Test match between India and England at Edgbaston in Birmingham on Saturday, India was bowled out for 416 runs. In the opening session of Day 2, Ravindra Jadeja pounded out 104 runs off 194 balls, including 13 fours. Jasprit Bumrah, meanwhile, contributed to his team’s 416-run total with undefeated innings of 31 runs off 16 balls

 Edgbaston has witnessed Jasprit Bumrah smashing some of the classically shots as Rishabh Pant’s blood has flown towards the tail-enders. 

Jasprit Bumrah becomes a Test player to score the “Most Runs in an Over” and creates a world record as Brian Lara topped the same list with 28 runs before.

 India struggled mightily against the top order on Day 1 and eventually fell to 90 for five. However, Rishabh Pant’s innings of 146 runs off of 111 balls on Day 1 at Stumps enabled them to score 338 for seven. While taking five wickets, James Anderson also gave up the most expensive over ever in a Test match. Ben Stokes, Joe Root, Stuart Broad, and Matthew Potts each claimed a dismissal at this time. The visitors, who are up 2-1 in the best-of-five series, will want to capitalise on their momentum and win it.


India (Playing XI): Shubman Gill, Cheteshwar Pujara, Hanuma Vihari, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant(w), Ravindra Jadeja, Shardul Thakur, Mohammed Shami, Mohammed Siraj, Jasprit Bumrah(c)

England (Playing XI): Alex Lees, Zak Crawley, Ollie Pope, Joe Root, Jonny Bairstow, Ben Stokes(c), Sam Billings(w), Matty Potts, Stuart Broad, Jack Leach, James Anderson