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Ind vs Eng 4th Test: India win series 3-0, beat Eng by an innings and 36 runs

Deccan Chronicle | DC Correspondent

Published on: December 12, 2016 | Updated on: December 12, 2016

India beat England by an innings and 36 runs in Mumbai to win the five-match series 3-0.

Indian Team (Photo: DC)

Indian Team (Photo: DC)

Mumbai: India beat England by an innings and 36 runs to win the five-match series 3-0.

What a display it has been. As coach Anil Kumble said, India have lost the toss three times in this series and have still went on to win the series. That just goes to show why they are the No. 1 team in the world and have the potential to repeat the same overseas.

Ravichandran Ashwin ends with 55/6 and 12 wickets in the match. This is Ashwin's 7th 10-wicket haul in Tests, he is now just one behind Kumble, who holds the record for most number of 10-wicket haul in Test matches for India.

The offie clean up the England second innings this morning with quick four wickets. England have been outplayed by India in all the departments in Mumbai.

They started off on a good note with a strong total of 400 in the first innings, but from there on it was all India. The hosts put a mammoth 631 in the first innings to take a lead of 231 runs and then bowled out the visiting team for 195 in the second innings to clinch the series.

Virat Kohli is declared the Man of the Match for his match-winning 235 in the first innings.

England: 195/all-out from 55.3 overs

That's it! James Anderson, out caught by Umesh Yadav off Ashiwn's bowling. India have won the series 3-0.

England: 193/9 from 53.4 overs

Out! India now just one wicket away from a series win. Adil Rashid, out caught KL Rahul off Ashwin's bowling.

England: 189/8 from 51.5 overs

Wicket! Chris Woakes, out bowled by Ashwin. Classisc offspinner dismissal, was tossed and pitched outside offstump, spun sharply and crashed into the stumps. Another 10 wicket-haul in a match for Ashwin. Adil Rashid has come out to bat. 

England: 185/7 from 50 overs

Out! England lose seventh wicket. Bairstow, out LBW off Ashwin's bowling.

Ravichandran Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja are operating for India.

Jonny Bairstow (50) and Jos Buttler (0) are at the crease.

Mumbai: Welcome to the fifth and final day's play of the fourth Test between India and England in Mumbai.

The hosts are firmly on their way to win the Mumbai Test, they are just four wickets away from sealing the series 3-0. On the other hand, England are struggling at 182/6 in the second innings and still trail India by 49 runs, after India put up a mammoth 631 in the first innings.

Star batsman Virat Kohli made a record-shattering 235 to put India on top of the match, Kohli became the first Indian captain to score three double tons. The skipper was well assisted by all-rounder Jayant Yadav, the lower order batsman became the first Indian No. 9 to score a century.

Murali Vijay scored his eight Test ton to lay the foundation for a strong Indian reply to England's first innings total of 400.

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