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CricketJoe Root, Jonny Bairstow lead England to historic win

Srinagar: A sensational and dominant partnership by experienced duo of Joe Root and Jonny Bairstow powered hosts England to a sensational 7-wicket over India in the Covid-delayed fifth Test at Edgbaston on Tuesday.

The record-run chase helped England to draw the five-match Test series 2-2.

Root and Bairstow completely dominated the Indian bowlers in the first session of Day 5 as they didn’t take much time to seal the game for the hosts.

The English duo started day 5 on a high with some quick runs as Root was the first one to reach his 100, while Bairstow also joined him soon in the club. The Indian bowlers were flat on the final day of the clash as they didn’t get any assistance from the surface but the energy was certainly missing from their end.

This was the fourth time England chased down a target of over 250 in the fourth innings, the earlier three being against New Zealand — 277, 299, 296 — in their 3-0 home Test series win last month.

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