In an attacking fashion, Joe Root reverse swept Ravindra Jadeja for a single as England completed a record second innings run chase vs India in the rescheduled fifth Test at Edgbaston, Birmingham on Tuesday. The hosts won by seven wickets. The series, the first leg of which was played in India, finished 2-2. 

Former skipper Root and Jonny Bairstow shared a 269-run stand to take England to 378 runs in the second innings, which is the highest target successfully chased down vs India. The former brought up his 28th century in the format. He finished with 142 runs off 173 balls while the latter made 114. 

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Needing 119 more runs to register another blockbuster win of the summer, Bairstow and Root finished the proceedings half an hour before lunch. 

India went into the test rearranged from last year leading 2-1 and on course for its first series win in England in 15 years. Instead, Jasprit Bumrah and co conceded its most ever runs in the fourth innings of a loss, and the series was drawn.

It was England’s fourth straight successful run chase after New Zealand was swept 3-0 last month under new captain Ben Stokes and coach Brendon McCullum.

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This is the eighth largest run-chase in history. Here is the fifth Test in numbers:

A total of 1323 runs were scored in the match. Jonny Bairstow, who scored centuries in both innings, finished with 220 runs. Rishabh Pant made 203. 

Biggest 1st inngs lead that ended up in a defeat for India:

192 vs SL Galle 2015

132 vs Eng Edgbaston 2022

80 vs Aus Adelaide 1992

69 vs Aus Sydney 2008

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Highest target successfully chased down vs India:

378 Eng Edgbaston 2022

339 Aus Perth 1977

276 WI Delhi 1987

240 SA Johannesburg 2022

Highest target successfully chased down by England:

378 vs Ind Edgabston 2022

359 vs Aus Leeds 2019

332 vs Aus Melbourne 1928/29

315 vs Aus Leeds 200