England beats India at Edgbaston

At Edgbaston, England defeats India by 7 wickets in the fifth Test

On the fifth and final day of their last Test at Edgbaston, a resurrected and revitalised England cricket team crushed the former world No. 1 Test team and finalists of the most recent ICC World Test Championship (WTC) by a large margin of 7 wickets to retain possession of the prized Pataudi Trophy.

In the fifth and final Test at Edgbaston, England used the strategy of batting aggressively from the first ball, now known as “Bazball” in honour of their Kiwi coach Brendon McCullum, to shock India and force a 2-2 draw in the five-match series, which was left unfinished in mid-2021 due to the coronavirus outbreak.

Without their new leadership duo of Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul, the Indian team tried its best to set a goal of 378, with the help of Rishabh Pant’s more than 200 runs, Ravindra Jadeja’s excellent century in the first innings, and Cheteshwar Pujara’s valiant half-century in the second essay.

The second innings of the match saw England come back roaring through their batsmen after India had dominated the proceedings for the majority of the match. The opening pair of Alex Lees and Zak Crawley added more than 100 runs to the team’s total of 378 runs, putting them on track for a historic victory.