With the victory over In the On Saturday in Leeds, Joe Root became England‘s most successful Test captain, leading the country with 27 Test victories. He overtook Michael Vaughan, who led England to 26 wins. Andrew Strauss and Alastair Cook follow the list with 24 wins to their name.
Joe Root’s own batting record was staggering as a captain in Test victories – 2632 runs at 56.00, with the help of 9 hundred and 9 fifty. He led England to series victories in South Africa and Sri Lanka, and a victory in the Test matches in India earlier this year.
While Joe Root has been in phenomenal form with the bat this year – 1398 runs at 69.90 – it is the series results of the current series against India and later the away game, which will define his 2021.
It was a fantastic and clinical performance from the bowlers: Joe Root
India lost their remaining 8 wickets in the first session on day 4, after losing just two on day 3, but the match was essentially won by England on the first few days when they beat India for 78 and then had more than 400 runs accumulated.
Ollie Robinson took his second wicket in the series during his second innings and was awarded the Man of the Match award. James Anderson broke the Indian bat in the first innings with figures of 8-5-6-3.
Another positive point for Joe Root was the fifties of each of the top three batsmen – Rory Burns, Haseeb Hameed and David Malan.
“It was a fantastic and clinical performance of the bowlers. The two big boys put a lot of pressure with three girls, and we had a very good opportunity to take wickets, and we tackled them mercilessly. We know we are capable of achieving such performances, and we have the talent; the opening table was fantastic too. We kept control of the new ball and we reaped the rewards, ”said Joe Root in the post-match presentation.
With the series now level, there is little time for India to reflect on their batting collapse as the fourth Test at Kennington Oval begins on 2 September.