Root, Bairstow power England to record run-chase
Published: 07:50 PM, 5 July 2022
Root, Bairstow power England to record run-chase- Photo: ICC
England never won a Test chasing such a big total. Ben Stokes led England completed a record chase of 378 to beat India in rapid time on the final morning of the fifth Test at Edgbaston.
Centuries from Joe Root and Jonny Bairstow took England to their highest successful pursuit in Test cricket and the ninth-largest in the history of the game.
According to statistics, the Indian team has never lost after posting a target of over 350 runs. England have never won by chasing more than 358 runs.
Bairstow-Root changed all calculations in the Edgbaston Test. Both got centuries. England also got the best win in history thanks to their unbroken 269 runs stand for the fourth wickets. Bairstow's 114 not out was his second century of the match, while Root ended unbeaten on 142.
In 1948, Australia successfully chased down 404 runs at Headingley against England. This is the record for the highest run chase in the fourth innings on English soil so far.
This is the eighth highest run chase record in the history of Test cricket. The West Indies hold the record for most runs chased in a Test.
In 2003, the Caribbean chased 418 against Australia in Antigua.