India vs England , 5th Test: 3 Lessons From England’s Historical Victory

England beat India in thrilling fashion to win their fifth Covid-delayed Test at Edgbaston by seven wickets on Tuesday.378th innings, more than any other England team has won a Test in the fourth innings, the home side achieved their goal with more than two quarters remaining Jorgen (142 not out) and Jonny Barstow (114 not out) saw them emerge victorious, securing a five-game series that ended 2-2.Three lessons from a compelling game are examined by AFP Sport:

There is no goal-penalty area in England.

Cricket fans may need to rethink their idea of a “tough chase” if England continues to bat like this in the fourth Test innings.

England chased 277, 299 and 296 during a 3-0 win over world champions New Zealand after chasing 378 at Birmingham, this latest success means they have now won all four under the captain’s new leadership duo test Ben Stokes and coach Brendon McCallum.

In-form Root and Bairstow played very well, but one of the most impressive aspects of the Edgbaston chase was the struggling performance Alex Lees and Zach Crowleywho shared a century opener in 19.5 overs – the fastest in England Test history.

Kohli drama is no substitute for running

star of india Virat Kohli One of the best hitters of his generation, as evidenced by a record of over 8,000 at-bats, including 27, averaging nearly 50 from 102 Tests.

However, since 2019, he has not reached the international century in any form, and the 33-year-old has recently finished his poorest IPL season in 13 years. He also scored 11 and 20 at Edgbaston.


In Birmingham, he attempted to overtake the England batsman when Kohli was fielding, but the umpire intervened. However, very few professional athletes allow themselves to be “speaked out,” and former India captain Kohli’s actions appear to be those of a guy urgently attempting to compensate for the lack of movement.

Play the game of slowly fading

It’s interesting to note that occasionally both England and India have slowed the match down on purpose, particularly when batsmen attempt to slow down at the conclusion of the day to avoid facing the end of the entire allotment.

However, India was fined 40% of the match fee and deducted two World Test Championship points for maintaining a slow overage rate.

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