England accomplish eight-highest run-chase in Test history

Bairstow

Aryan Surana

Joe Root and Jonny Bairstow brandished sensational unbeaten fourth-innings tons as England chased down 378 for their highest, eighth-highest in history, run-chase in Test cricket. They killed the chase in 76.4 overs scoring at nearly five runs to the over. Twitter hailed the batting pair as well as England's herculean feat. A month ago, neither Root nor Bairstow had a fourth innings hundred in Test cricket. Now the Yorkshire right-handers have two each, as well as a 70+ red inker each in a successful chase. Harsha Bhogle said it seemed as if it was a stroll in the park.