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India vs England 5th Test: Series Victory and Analysis

India vs England 5th Test
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Introduction: India vs England 5th test Bazbal overview

Team India defeated England in the 5th test with an innings & 64 runs. With this win, Team India bagged the 5th test even and ended the series with a 4-1 stat. Additionally, Team India also made a record with this win. This is the 17th consecutive test win for Team India at home. Isn’t it something very special? In this blog, we will focus on the highlights of the 5th test and will also evaluate how the idea of Bazbal failed for Team India. Stay connected with sprintersgames.in to get all the sports updates on time

The 5th test was played in Dharamsala. It was started on 7th March and ended on 9th March 2024. This test brought the glory of the 36th Test’s five-wicket haul for Ravichandran Ashwin. This was the 100th match of Ravichandran Ashwin in this format. Let’s focus on the test by pointers.

Day 1- India vs England 5th Test

England captain Ben Stokes won the toss and opted to bat.

– Kuldeep Yadav picked up his 2nd Test five-wicket haul.

– England, from 120/2, crumbled to 183/8.

– Zak Crawley and Ben Duckett added 64 for the first wicket.

– Shubman Gill took a fine catch to dismiss Duckett and give India a breakthrough.

– Ravichandran Ashwin, playing his 100th Test, got among the wickets too.

Jonny Bairstow

– Jonny Bairstow, playing his 100th Test, got out for 29.

– England were all out for 218

– India reach 135/1 at Stumps. Rohit Sharma remains unbeaten on 52, while Yashasvi Jaiswal scored 57.

Day 2- India vs England 5th Test

-Rohit Sharma and his team buried England under a big lead of 255.

-Captain Sharma hit his 12th Test ton along with Gill, closing in on 400 runs in the series.

-Kuldeep Yadav & Bumrah put up a partnership. Yadav scored 27 & Bumrah scored 19.

-Ben Stokes took a wicket on his first ball

-Anderson is near the milestone of 700th wicket in the test format

-Sarfaraz scored 56 & Padikkal scored 65 runs

-Shoaib Basir took both the wickets and disrupted the partnership

-Jaiswal surpasses Virat Kohli in most runs in a Test series by an Indian list. Star Indian youngster Yashasvi Jaiswal surpassed Virat Kohli’s feat of scoring 655 runs against England.

-He is about to touch Sunil Gavaskar’s feat of 774 runs against West Indies.

Day 3- India vs England 5th Test

Ravichandran Ashwin tore through the England top three within the first 10 overs

– Ashwin eventually took his 36th five-wicket haul, thus breaking Anil Kumble’s record of most fifers in Test cricket by an Indian

– Joe Root played a lone hand for England and was the last man to fall, scoring 84 runs in 128 balls

– India were all out for 477, and took a first innings lead of 259

James Anderson became the first fast bowler to take 700 Test wickets

– Shoaib Bashir took the last Indian wicket and thus bagged a five-wicket haul

In this whole test series, England bagged only one win and that was in the 1st test. Team India won the rest of the 4 tests and ended the series with a dominating 4-1 win. Now the question arises whether Bazbal is even worth the hype or not.

What is India vs England’s 5th test Bazbal?

The term was introduced in England’s team when Brendon McCullum (whose nickname is Baz) was appointed as Test head coach and Ben Stokes as Test captain by English cricket managing director Rob Key in May 2022. It was named after the legendary New Zealand cricketer Brendon McCullum, known as “Baz” during his playing days, this term signifies an aggressive and fearless brand of cricket.

The main thought of this name lies in the freedom of choice or playing. It allows the players to play with a liberated mindset. Jonny Bairstow rightly described it as a sense of freedom, allowing players to unleash their potential without fear of failure.

As it promotes free playing or aggressive playing, it helps (they claimed) the players in scoring high. It was first utilized against Pakistan. They amassed a staggering 506 runs for four wickets on the first day, setting a record for the highest runs scored by a team in a day in Test cricket history. Since McCullum was appointed Test head coach of England’s men’s team, it has maintained a strike rate of 77.06, the highest during this period which is a great success.

However, it failed against Team India. Although they bagged a win in the 1st test. However, style can’t beat talent and Team India proved it once again.

Even in the beginning, it was questioned by Ravichandran Ashwin & Australian batsman Steve Smith. Ashwin emphasized that it might not be suitable for every pitch condition. At the same time, Australian batsman Steve Smith expressed concerns about its sustainability on challenging wickets against formidable bowlers. Time has proved them right.

Final words: India vs England 5th Test

 After the loss of the 1st Test, former captain Sourav Ganguly said that team India will win this whole series at any cost. Team India has proved him right & we are proud of Team India. Stay connected with sprintersgames.in to get all the sports updates on time

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