India tour of England | Target has moved little farther but the focus is still intact, says Rishabh Pant

Joe Root and Jonny Bairstow’s unbeaten 269-run stand for the fourth wicket powered England to beat India by seven wickets in the 5th Test and square the five-match series 2-2.

India wicketkeeper-batter Rishabh Pant during the 5th Test against England

India wicketkeeper-batter Rishabh Pant during the 5th Test against England. (Courtesy: AP)

HIGHLIGHTS

  • England beat India by seven wickets in the 5th Test
  • Rishabh Pant scored a century and backed it with a fifty
  • Joe Root and Jonny Bairstow put up unbeaten 269-run stand

India wicketkeeper-batter Rishabh Pant conceded that the team’s target has moved a little farther but assured the fans that the focus is still intact after losing the rescheduled fifth Test to England.

Joe Root and Jonny Bairstow’s unbeaten 269-run stand for the fourth wicket powered England to beat India by seven wickets and square the five-match series 2-2.

England had raced to 259/3 at stumps on Day 4 and needed only 119 runs to draw the series. The hosts crossed the line without breaking a sweat in the first session of Day 5 as Root (142*) and Bairstow (114*) guided England to pull off their highest successful chase in Test cricket.

England gunned down the 378-run target in 76.4 overs as Indian bowlers failed to break the partnership.

Pant, who along with Ravindra Jadeja recovered India following an early collapse in the first innings, said: “Target has moved little farther but the focus is still intact. We will be back stronger.”

The Indian wicketkeeper-batter scored a century and backed it with a fifty in the fifth Test.

India began Day 5 with stand-in captain Jasprit Bumrah and Mohammed Shami and brought in Mohammed Siraj and Shardul Thakur before going to Ravindra Jadeja. However, none could manage to trouble Root and Bairstow.

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