Joe Root and Jonny Bairstow added an unbroken 150 runs for the fourth wicket at Edgbaston as England seized control of proceedings on day four in what seemed like a challenging chase of 378. Root returned unbeaten on 76 off 112 balls while Bairstow scored 72 not out in only 87 balls as the hosts transferred the pressure onto the visitors by stumps on Day 4. England now need only 119 runs to complete yet another chase in a home Test. They beat New Zealand 3-0 by chasing down significant targets in all three matches of the series.
England's stand-in skipper Jos Buttler is confident that Jonny Bairstow can go on to become the country's leading century-maker in ODIs. Following his 124 in the second ODI against India, Bairstow now has 11 hundreds to his name. After his ton, he had told the media that he would like to break the record for most one-day hundreds by an English batsman. England’s Test captain Joe Root holds the record for most ODI tons by an Englishman. He is followed by limited-overs captain Eoin Morgan (13) and Marcus Trescothick (12).
England batsman Jonny Bairstow has admitted that playing in the upcoming edition of the Indian Premier League will be a good opportunity for the team to acquaint themselves with the conditions ahead of the T20 World Cup to be played in India later this year
David Warner and Jonny Bairstow starred with the bat as the Sunrisers Hyderabad posted 201. For the Kings XI Punjab, it was Pooran who fought a lone battle with a sparkling 77, but with little support from his fellow batsmen, his side lost the match by 69 runs.
England fought hard on day three of the second Test against India at Vizag. But, in the end, India moved ahead courtesy solid performances by Ravichandran Ashwin and skipper Virat Kohli. Here’s a look at some significant numbers from the day’s play