Veteran Indian leg-spinner, Amit Mishra has come hard on the England cricket team’s supporter’s club, Barmy Army for posting false series results in favor of the Ben Stokes-led team. After the Barmy Army claimed that the hosts have won the series by 1-0 margin, Mishra said that the British have a ‘habit of distorting history for their own advantage.’
England pulled off a win after registering their highest run-chase in the history of the Test cricket by chasing down 378 in 76.4 overs to win the rescheduled fifth Test against India by seven wickets and draw the five-match series 2-2.
Haash! British and their habit of distorting history for their own advantage. https://t.co/OIfSKWctXJ
— Amit Mishra (@MishiAmit) July 5, 2022
The hosts went into the final day at Edgbaston requiring just 119 while India, who held a 2-1 lead ahead of the game, needed seven wickets. Joe Root and Jonny Bairstow sealed victory in the first session, exhibiting an attacking brand of cricket that is quickly becoming the hallmark of the Test team under new coach Brendon McCullum and skipper, Ben Stokes.
After receiving the man-of-the-match award, Jonny Bairstow said, “Just two lads from Yorkshire, grown-up playing together from academy to Test matches, it’s pretty special.” England’s previous highest successful run chase came in 2019 when they defeated Australia in a Ashes Test by gunning down the target of 359 runs.
Tuesday’s victory follows England’s home win against New Zealand when they managed to chase down targets of more than 250 runs on a consistent basis and defeated the world champions 3-0. Ben Stokes said that they managed to continue with the aggressive approach and they plan to change the way Test cricket was played in England.
England Test skipper explained, “(The target of) 378 five weeks ago would have been scary, but it’s all good. We are trying to rewrite how Test cricket is being played, in England in particular… We are bringing a new set of fans to test cricket. We want to leave a mark.”