The Indian team has reinforced its dominance in the Edgbaston test. The India team scored 416 runs in the first innings and then eliminated England with just 284 runs. After taking the lead with 132 runs, the Indian team scored 125 runs in the second inning for the loss of 3 wickets. That is, so far the total lead has become 257 runs. Scoring 400+ runs in the first innings, taking a 100+ lead and then securing 250+ goals… These are 3 stats that clearly show that the Edgbaston test is entirely in the hands of Team India.

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Prior to this test at Edgbaston, over 400 runs were scored in the first innings 16 times. Of these, 8 Tests were drawn and 8 Tests were won by the teams scoring more than 400 runs in the first innings. That is, the team that scored more than 400 runs while batting first was never beaten. Batting first at Edgbaston, India has scored 416 runs, that is, based on the above figures, defeating India is impossible here.

The goal of over 250 races was achieved only once in Edgbaston’s 120-year history. Here, South Africa successfully chased the target of 281 runs against England in 2008. England have failed to chase the target of over 250 here to date. England’s most successful chase here has been 208 runs, which they did against New Zealand in 1999. In such a situation, India’s 250+ run advantage shows that India’s chances of defeat in this match are negligible.

The Indian team has never lost in the history of its Test cricket after taking a lead of over 100 runs in the early innings. This figure is India’s strongest point in this match. Team India took a 132-run lead in the first innings at Edgbaston, which is enough to make their loss in this match impossible.

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