Updated: Jul 5, 2022, 19:57 IST

Watch! Joe Root shocks the Indian players with an audacious shot


The legend of England and Joe Root keeps growing as the three lions beat the Indian team by 7 wickets. This finally finishes the series which began last July in what was a 5 match test series. Then first 4 matches were played last year with India holding a 2-1 series lead. The final test at Manchester was postponed as COVID cases hit the Indian camp. The final test was rescheduled for 1st July with the venue now being Edgbaston in Birmingham. The match witnessed quality cricket as the two teams slugged it on the ground.

Joe Root shocks Shardul Thakur –

England began day 5 off the test match with 7 wickets in hand and needing 119 runs for a famous win. The English batsmen made merry against the toothless Indian attack on the final day as the won before the lunch break. The moment of the day came with the score read 336 with England needing 42 runs more. Joe Root was facing off against Shardul Thakur who bowled a loopy seamer outside off stump. Joe Root who was on 119 went down on one knee and reverse scooped the bowler for a huge six. This was the 2nd time Root had done this after he had scooped Tim Southee for a six.

Hundred number 28 for Joe Root –

Joe Root scored yet another hundred as the Englishman kept his run scoring spree going. Root scored his 28th test century and went past Steve Smith during the Birmingham test. This was Root’s 4th century in the series against India after he had scored tons in the Nottingham, Lords and Leeds test before failing to score one at Oval.

Hundred in each innings for Bairstow –

Bairstow and Root joined forces with England needing 269 more runs as they were 109 for 3. Bairstow got a huge slice of luck when Vihari put down a tough chance when the Englishman was on 14. The 32 year old rode his luck his as he scored his 12th test ton and 2nd off the game and 4th in succession. Bairstow had scored 106 in the first innings, was not out on 114 from 145 balls with 15 fours and a six. Root was not out 142 from 173 balls with 19 fours and a six.