INDIA-ENGLAND SERIES RECORD: Indian team has to face defeat in Edgbaston Test. In this way, the series ended in a draw at 2-2. Actually, this series started on 4th August last year, while it was completed on 5th July 2022. The Indian team had a chance to win the series in England after 15 years, but the Indian team could not capitalize on this opportunity. Let’s see, what happened in this series.
The first Test of this series will be played in Nottingham. This match ended in a draw. Hosts England were reduced to just 183 runs in the first innings. Indian team scored 278 runs in the first innings. At the same time, England scored 303 runs in the second innings, thus giving the Indian team a target of 209 runs to win the match. The Indian team scored 52 runs for 1 wicket in the second innings. Thus the match ended in a draw. Joe Root, who played a brilliant innings of 109 runs in the second innings, was adjudged man of the match.
The second Test of the India-England series was played at Lord’s. Batting first, India scored 364 runs in this match. In reply, England scored 391 runs. India declared the second innings after scoring 298 for 8 wickets. In this way, England got a target of 272 runs to win, but the hosts were reduced to just 120 runs. Indian team won the match by 151 runs. Indian opener KL Rahul, who played a century inning, was adjudged man of the match.
Third Test was played at Headingley, Leeds. In this match, the Indian team won the toss and decided to bat first, but the entire team was reduced to just 78 runs. In response to which the host team scored 432 runs. The Indian team was all out for 278 runs in the second innings. In this way, hosts England won the match by an innings and 76 runs. Robinson of England was named Player of the Match.
The hosts England won the toss and elected to bowl first at the Kennington Oval in London, after which the entire Indian team was reduced to just 191 runs. Hosts England scored 290 runs in reply to 191 runs. At the same time, the Indian team made a comeback in the second innings and scored 466 runs. The hosts got a target of 268 runs to win Chako, but the whole team was reduced to just 210 runs. In this way, India won the match by 57 runs. Rohit Sharma was adjudged the player of the match.
In this last match of the series played at Edgbaston, the Indian team scored 416 runs while batting first, in response to which the hosts were reduced to 284 runs. Rishabh Pant scored 146 and Ravindra Jadeja scored 104 runs in the first innings for India. At the same time, in the second innings, the Indian team was reduced to 245 runs. In this way, England got a target of 378 runs to win. The hosts easily won the match thanks to the century innings of Jonny Bairstow and Joe Root. Jonny Bairstow, who scored centuries in both the innings, was adjudged man of the match.