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In the rescheduled fifth game of the series, Joe Root and Jonny Bairstow each struck hundreds as England defeated India by seven wickets thanks to their most successful run chase in Test cricket. After a 2-2 draw in the series that began in August of last year, England and India split the trophy. England needed 119 runs when Day 5 started, India needed seven wickets, and in the end, the hosts sped through to reach the enormous target of 378 in 76.4 overs.

Bairstow became the 12th England cricketer to notch twin hundreds in a Test as he maintained his scorching form by recording the second century of the game. In just 135 balls, Root became the first player to reach the three-figure milestone when he dabbed a ball from Siraj in the direction of the third man. His fourth series century, 28th overall, and fifth this year. As the duo reached 200 runs together in 2022, his partner Bairstow recorded his sixth. Everything appeared to be a continuation of how Day 4 concluded.