Great, eye-catching, awesome – it’s not enough to specialize in the Edgbaston Test. England, who were under tremendous pressure until the third innings of the match, turned around in the fourth innings. Coached by Brendon McCullum, the English batted in ODI style. India has just flown in front of two centurions Joe Root and Johnny Bairstow.
Chasing 378 runs in a 6-wicket win, the highest in England’s Test history. But after chasing a huge target, England lost three wickets between 106 and 109 runs on the fourth day. Former captain Joe Root and Johnny Bairstow, who scored 106 in the first innings, pulled the team from that position. The English finished the fourth day with 259 runs for 3 wickets. Today that pair continues to move forward quickly. The competition begins between the two batsmen who will score the first century.
Joe Root eventually advanced to the competition. He took the 27th Test century of his career with 14 boundaries off 137 balls. With this, 5 Test centuries have been scored this year. Shortly afterward, Johnny Bairstow hit his 11th career century with 12 fours and 1 six off 137 balls. England was then just 21 runs away from victory. Bairstow became even more devastating after the century. Mohammad Siraj took the victory further by hitting three boundaries in a row.
Winning shots come from the Bairstow bat. Bairstow remained unbeaten on 114 * off 145 balls with 15 fours and 1 six. Joe Root, on the other hand, remained unbeaten on 142 * off 183 balls with 19 fours and 1 six. Their unbroken fourth-wicket partnership came with 246 * off 304 balls. In the first session of the fifth day, England won the match by a big margin of 6 wickets. It was the most chase win in their Test history. Chasing 359 runs in 2019 against Australia was the highest win so far.