India beat England by a thumping 246 runs in the second Test at Visakhapatnam to take a 1-0 lead in the five-match series.
England collapsed for 158 soon after lunch on the last day, with five wickets falling in the first session itself.
The victory was India's second biggest against England in terms of runs, after their 279-run win at Leeds 30 years ago.
Ashwin, the leading Test wicket-taker this year, once again turned on the heat with eight wickets in the match. He, along with debutant Jayant Yadav took three wickets each in England's second innings, while fast bowler Mohammed Shami chipped in with two.
The hosts had reclaimed the advantage on the fourth day after Ravindra Jadeja trapped England skipper Alastair Cook LBW for 54 on what turned out to be the last ball of the day.
After conceding a 200-run deficit in the first innings, England will take heart from their spirited bowling in India's second innings. Fast bowler Stuart Broad and leg-spinner Adil Rashid claimed four wickets each to dismiss the hosts for 204.
For India, captain Virat Kohli scored a sparkling 167 in the first innings followed by a gritty 81 in the second – a performance which earned him the Man of the Match as well.
The action now shifts to Mohali for the third Test starting on 26 November.
Here's how Twitter reacted to India's emphatic win:
Here's the winning moment
— BCCI (@BCCI) November 21, 2016
Lots of congratulations were in the order for Team India
Good job boys! Now for the next one! https://t.co/gZmJK3ipZQ
— Lt. Anurag Thakur (@ianuragthakur) November 21, 2016
— Rahul Johri (@RJohri) November 21, 2016
— R SRIDHAR (@coach_rsridhar) November 21, 2016
Congratulations to India on a great display of cricket.. Looking forward to watching @englandcricket bounce back in the next Test!
— Surrey Cricket (@surreycricket) November 21, 2016
— VVS Laxman (@VVSLaxman281) November 21, 2016
— Anjum Chopra (@chopraanjum) November 21, 2016
QED. In the end, quite easily done. Well played India!
— Cricketwallah (@cricketwallah) November 21, 2016
Cricket journalists analysed both India's win and England's collapse
The perfect Test for India: win toss, score big, unleash spinners. Tough to combat.
— Lawrence Booth (@the_topspin) November 21, 2016
— Saurabh Somani (@saurabh_42) November 21, 2016
The England team took to Twitter to share their thoughts as well
Gutted to lose today! Came up just short in this game. Positives to be taken from it into next week. Thanks to the people who came to Vizag
— Jonny Bairstow (@jbairstow21) November 21, 2016
Disapointing week for myself and the team. Although we can take many positives through to the next game.
— Ben Duckett (@BenDuckett1) November 21, 2016
Meanwhile, this was the Day 5 pitch
This is the sort of surface England had to try and survive 150+ overs on... pic.twitter.com/7BB3zx6ied
— Henry Moeran (@henrymoeranBBC) November 21, 2016
And here's an interesting James Anderson stat to sum up England's Test
Anderson goes from 54 innings without Test duck to the owner of England's first king pair in 110 years. How the mighty have fallen #IndvEng
— Andrew Miller (@miller_cricket) November 21, 2016
Which got a hilarious response from Adam Gilchrist
— Adam Gilchrist (@gilly381) November 21, 2016
In conclusion, here's Ashwin giving fans something to smile about, right after the match
Just for gags!!😂 pic.twitter.com/WmD3iSfVKz
— Ashwin Ravichandran (@ashwinravi99) November 21, 2016
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Updated Date: Nov 21, 2016 15:05:55 IST