A victory by an innings and 75 runs for India then in the fifth Test at Chennai. England routed 4-0 in the five-match series. Watch our cricket expert Ayaz Memon analyse the Test and the series on the whole.
Some reactions after India's great victory:
Jadeja: There was not much help from the wicket. It was a good experience. It was a team effort. Whenever a partnership needed to be broken someone or the other chipped in. I feel good getting a top quality batsman out, its was a confidence-booster (on his success against Alastair Cook in the series).
Ashwin: It was a challenging wicket. We had to vary our pace. The second new ball did the trick. I wanted to be really aggressive and hope I can get better from here.
Rahul: The wicket was turning off the rough. Ashwin and Jadeja bowled well. I am happy our plans were successful in the end.
Anil Kumble: It was a brilliant effort, the team showed a lot of character after losing the toss, and England put up 477 on the good track. At lunch (when England were 97/0), we knew it was a matter of one wicket. We were targeting a (lead of) 220, but Karun Nair took it to 280, which gave us the chance to go after the wickets. Once Karun got going, he showed what he was capable of. The biggest positive was that inspite of all injuries, whoever came up contributed. The wickets were also fantantic.
Karun Nair: It will take a couple of days to sink in. It is an amazing feeling when the team wins. We always wanted to make it 4-0. We were focused on the match first, after that celebrations for my triple centuries. I learnt a lot.
Cook: India deserved to win. It was a good fifth day wickets. We kept dropping vital chances in this match and India kept punishing us. It was a series of missed opportunities. Dropped catches, were not able to score enough runs or take enough wickets.
Kohli: It is an evidence of the character we posses in the side and how we prepare. It speaks volumes of the hunger the players possess. They got us in a position from where there was only one winner. Jadeja did the job in both innings, hitting the right areas, making it uncomfortable for the batsmen. The intensity was top class.
We were up against big totals and won by innings on both occasions (in the last two matches). It speaks of the belief we have in the change room. We have improved on not losing wickets and the lower order contributed. It speaks volumes of the hard work they put in.
Our fast bowlers notched it up. Hats off to them, they showed heart. Kudos to the hard work they put in over the last couple of months.
Karun Nair adjudged Man of the Match and Virat Kohli the Man of the Series.
When England went in to lunch at 97/0, it didn't seem they would crumble so dramatically. But it was Jadeja with the ball and on the field that turned it around for India.
Out! It's all over for England. Jadeja takes 7/48, his best figures in Test cricket. A 4-0 series win for India. It is as convincing as it gets!
Jake Ball is the new man in, and is beaten by Jadeja immediately. It is a matter of time before India wraps up things now.
Out! Broad goes. Another wicket for Jadeja. The ball hit Broad's gloves and popped up for an easy catch at leg slip. India almost there now.
After 87 overs,England 207/8 ( Jos Buttler 6 , Stuart Broad 1)
A googly from Mishra, but Buttler reads it well, far better than Dawson who was beaten all ends up and lost his wicket to a Mishra googly earlier.
After 86 overs,England 207/8 ( Jos Buttler 6 , Stuart Broad 1)
Kohli calls upon Jadeja now to wrap things up. Jadeja has had a fine day today, and almost inevitably goes past the outside edge of Broad's bat. Broad survives the over though.
After 85 overs,England 207/8 ( Jos Buttler 6 , Stuart Broad 1)
Another short-pitched delivery by Umesh. Broad fends at it, and luckily for him the ball does not go to a fielder. Umesh follows it up with four more short-pitched deliveries at Buttler, who ducks under all of them. At the end of the over though, India achieve what is looking like a plan: have Broad on strike in the next over. Still 12 overs to go after this. Who said Test cricket can't be exciting?
Peter Miller sums England's woes up...
England have lost games because of the batting, they haven't won any because of the bowling. https://t.co/dnSbIOcXHm
After 83 overs,England 206/8 ( Jos Buttler 6 , Stuart Broad 0)
After 82 overs,England 205/8 ( Jos Buttler 5 , Stuart Broad 0)
Stuart Broad doesn't offer a shot and is hit on the pads. Big appeal, but not out given on the field. India take a review, but the ball clearly was missing off-stump. The original decision remains. The players head for drinks. The last hour of play promises to be edge of the seat stuff.
Out! India take the second new ball and a wicket immediately. England lose their eighth wicket for 200. Umesh induces a leading edge off Rashid's bat for a simple catch to Jadeja.
After 80 overs,England 199/7 ( Jos Buttler 3 , Adil Rashid 2)
Ashwin is generating sharp turn and bounce into the right-hander and has Adil Rashid in a sea of trouble. With 80 overs up in the England innings, India get their two reviews back and the new ball is available now.
After 78 overs,England 198/7 ( Jos Buttler 3 , Adil Rashid 1)
India have a firm hold on the match now. Mishra is bowling with his tail up, especially after Dawson's wicket, but you have to say that some of the England batsmen have thrown their wickets way.
Out! Dawson goes, bowled by Mishra. England lose their seventh wicket for 196. It's all falling apart for the visitors now
After 74 overs,England 193/6 ( Jos Buttler 0 , Liam Dawson 0)
Liam Dawson the new batsman and almost gives a catch to slip. But the ball falls short. Jadeja has the England batters in all sorts of trouble. Kohli could do well by having Ashwin from the other end and really go for the kill.
Out! Stokes gone. Jadeja takes a fifer. This could be over in a hurry now. England losing their way big time in the last session.
After 72 overs,England 192/5 ( Ben Stokes 22 , Jos Buttler 0)
Jos Buttler is the new man in and a heart-stopping moment for England again. The ball pops up in the air, but Rahul drops it at short leg. Replays show there was a faint edge.
Out! Moeen Ali goes, caught off Jadeja. A huge breakthrough for India. A crucial partnership broken and the hosts inch closer to victory.
After 70 overs,England 191/4 ( Moeen Ali 43 , Ben Stokes 22)
A half chance not taken by India. The ball pops up but the short leg fielder is slow to react. The ball falls short, and then on the last ball Stokes swings and misses. The ball passes perilously close to his stumps. that has been the story of the innings so far really. England have resisted well, but have had more than their fair share of luck.
After 69 overs,England 186/4 ( Moeen Ali 42 , Ben Stokes 22)
The England batsmen are negotiating Mishra pretty comfortably and the bowler gets hit for a boundary again. With time running away, Kohli needs to bring back his strike bowler Ashwin into the attack.
After 68 overs,England 181/4 ( Moeen Ali 41 , Ben Stokes 18)
Stokes takes the attack to Jadeja and hits him for a boundary. This partnership is crucial for England. While Moeen and Stokes are at the crease, England will hope to save the match.
After 67 overs,England 177/4 ( Moeen Ali 41 , Ben Stokes 14)
Two strong appeals against Moeen Ali off Mishra, and while the ball looked like missing the stumps on the first occasion, the batsman was hit outside the line on the second.
After 65 overs,England 174/4 ( Moeen Ali 38 , Ben Stokes 14)
Mishra starts proceedings after tea and Moeen Ali hammers him for the boundary on the second ball itself. Mishra hasn't had a very good outing. He hasn't caused the batsmen as many troubles as Ashwin and Jadeja. This spell will be crucial for him.
Both Root (1477) and Bairstow (1470) have missed breaking Vaughan (1481)'s record of most runs by an England batsman in a year. #IndvsEng
Cricket expert Ayaz 'Cricketwallah' Memon reviews the second session of Day 5 of the final Test between India and England at Chennai. Do share your thoughts in the comments section.
After 64 overs,England 167/4 ( Moeen Ali 32 , Ben Stokes 13)
Moeen sweeps away with ease in the second ball of the over, dispatching the ball towards square-leg. Follows it up three deliveries later with a cover drive, with Mishra failing to stop it despite a brave dive near the boundary rope. And its tea on Day 5 of the final Test, with England reaching 167/4 at the interval. Quite the session for the Indians, with four wickets coming in it.
After 63 overs,England 158/4 ( Moeen Ali 23 , Ben Stokes 13)
Appeal for a catch in the third ball, with Mishra and the close-in fielders assuming it to be a case of bat-pad. The evidence of which is not presented in the replay. Near dismissal in the final delivery, with Stokes managing to kick the ball away from the stumps.
After 62 overs,England 157/4 ( Moeen Ali 22 , Ben Stokes 13)
Commanding sweep by Stokes between midwicket and mid-on in the third delivery to move to double figures. Stokes however, is caught in two minds in the following delivery, and ends up with nothing after looking to go for a cut.
After 61 overs,England 153/4 ( Moeen Ali 22 , Ben Stokes 9)
Leading edge off Stokes' bat carries through the vacant region between slip and gully. Bit of a shuffle in the fielding positions, with an extra slip fielder coming in. Beautiful backfoot drive by Moeen in the last ball of the over to bring up the 150 for England.
Most Test runs in a calendar year for England
Michael Vaughan - 1481 (2002) Joe Root - 1477 (2016) Johnny Bairstow - 1470 (2016)
After 60 overs,England 142/4 ( Moeen Ali 17 , Ben Stokes 5)
Moeen gets a single off the last ball of the over to keep the strike for himself in the following over. A little over 10 minutes to go for the tea interval, and the last thing that the visitors would want would be another wicket at this stage.
After 59 overs,England 142/4 ( Moeen Ali 16 , Ben Stokes 5)
Just one run in Umesh's 10th over of the innings, with Moeen pulling towards midwicket to move to 16. Both him and Stokes will look to bat with enough caution.
After 58 overs,England 141/4 ( Moeen Ali 15 , Ben Stokes 5)
Ashwin bowling from the other end. Ashwin appeals for caught-behind in the second ball, with the ball travelling rather closely, but not getting the leading edge. Fourth maiden of the innings for Ashwin, who has maintained adequate levels of pressure on Stokes so far.
After 57 overs,England 141/4 ( Moeen Ali 15 , Ben Stokes 5)
Umesh replacing Ishant at the other end, and delivers a vicious bouncer in the second delivery, which nearly gets a leading edge off Stokes' bat. Moeen top-edges a short one from Umesh towards deep fine-leg, where the ball lands just short of Murali Vijay. Could have been the fifth wicket here. Moeen nearly suffered a typical dismissal, this time going for an awkward slap. Fell, and nearly nudged his stumps after the shot
After 56 overs,England 138/4 ( Moeen Ali 14 , Ben Stokes 3)
Ashwin coming in from round the stumps, resuming his battle against bunny Stokes. The New Zealand-born all-rounder pushes the second ball towards the wide long-on boundary, where Mishra manages to stop the ball from crossing the rope over in the nick of time with his foot. Leading edge off Moeen's bat in the penultimate ball, with the ball nearly carrying to Karun Nair at extra-cover. Three runs scored in the over.
After 55 overs,England 135/4 ( Moeen Ali 14 , Ben Stokes 0)
Comedy delivery in the third delivery, with the ball passing between Parthiv's feet to run away to the long-stop boundary for four byes. Was a slower ball that was bowled rather wide.
Is 2016 the year of the batting collapse? England under seismic pressure here!
After 54 overs,England 131/4 ( Moeen Ali 14 , Ben Stokes 0)
Ashwin back into the attack, replacing Jadeja. Moeen pushes away towards the leg side for a single in the third delivery. BUNNY ALERT: AShwin has removed Stokes four times in this series so far. Something that will play on both minds at the moment. Loud appeal for lbw in the fifth delivery, which is turned down. Kohli decides against the review, which turns out to be a good decision as there was a thick inside-edge.
After 53 overs,England 130/4 ( Moeen Ali 13 , Ben Stokes 0)
Bit of a shuffle in the field in the second delivery of the over. Short-leg coming in for Bairstow. OUT! WHAT A CATCH BY JADEJA! The left-arm spinner has been involved in all the dismissals in the day so far, and boy does he pull off a stunner at deep backward square-leg — running in the opposite direction with the sun in his eyes — to remove danger-man Bairstow for 1! The England keeper-batsman looked to flick it towards the leg-side, but ended up getting a top-edge. England starting to crumble now, losing their fourth wicket with 129 on board.
Jonny Bairstow c Ravindra Jadeja b Ishant Sharma 1 (6)
In both inns of this Test, Root was given out with help of DRS and Jadeja was the bowler on both occasions. #IndvsEng
After 52 overs,England 129/3 ( Moeen Ali 12 , Jonny Bairstow (W) 1)
Just two runs off another quickfire over by Jadeja — we still maintain the fact that Jadeja's bowling is a nightmare for those covering a game of cricket. Slip fielder positioned on either side of the keeper for both Bairstow and Moeen, with the Indians hoping for a mistake off their bats.
After 51 overs,England 127/3 ( Moeen Ali 11 , Jonny Bairstow (W) 0)
Ishant bowling from the other end, with the ever-dependable Jonny Bairstow walking to the crease now. Short mid-off in place for Moeen, who gets a single in the fourth ball after pushing a delivery off his hips towards backward square-leg. Meanwhile, England have a plenty of batting options down the order, with the likes of Stokes, Buttler, Dawson and Rashid to follow for the next four wickets.
Joe Root, the second-highest run-getter in the series, thus ends his run in the ongoing series on a disappointing note.
After 50 overs,England 126/3 ( Moeen Ali 10 , )
Appeal for a run-out in the first ball of the 50th over, after the ball brushes through Jadeja's fingers and hits the non-striker's stumps. Root's bat however, was grounded firmly inside the crease. Moeen reaches out for a half-volley outside off for a sweep, getting a single. Review taken in the final ball of the over, after a loud appeal from Jadeja for an lbw. THREE REDS it is in the review, with the ball pitching in line, impact in line and hitting Root's leg-stump! What a call that was by Kohli! And that's another massive blow for the visitors, as they lose Root with 126 on board. And it's time for the players to have a drink.
Day 3, Report: KL Rahul missed out on a double century as India posted 391/4 in their first innings at stumps on the third day of the fifth and final Test against England on Sunday.
The hosts now trail by 86 runs England's first innings score of 477.
At the close of the day's play, Karun Nair was batting on 71 with Murali Vijay (17 batting) at the other end.
Rahul missed out his maiden double-century as he was dismised while on 199.
Rahul's fellow opener Parthiv Patel scored 71 to register his sixth half-century in Test cricket.
Virat Kohli and Alastair Cook. AP
For England, Stuart Broad, Moeen Ali, Ben Stokes and Adil Rashid claimed a wicket each.
Rahul batted brilliantly over 311 balls for his 199, hitting 16 boundaries and three sixes along the way.
But nerves and impatience got the better of him a single run short of his double-century as he went after a wide delivery outside the off-stump. The ball kissed the top edge of the bat and ballooned up for an easy catch for Jos Buttler at cover.
Rahul's score is the second highest by an Indian opener against England after the Sunil Gavaskar who had piled up 221 at the Oval in 1979.
A total of nine batsmen have been dismissed on 199 in Test cricket. Rahul is the second Indian on that list after Mohammad Azharuddin, who was dismissed on that score against Sri Lanka in Kanpur on December 17, 1986.
Rahul has now notched up four Test centuries since the start of 2015, the most by an Indian opener over that period.
His four centuries have come off 17 innings. Over this period, Murali Vijay has notched up three tons in 26 knocks and Shikhar Dhawan two in 16.
Earlier, resuming the day at 60/0, Rahul and wicketkeeper-batsman Parthiv Patel completed their respective half-centuries as the hosts gave a perfect reply to England's handsome first innings total.
Patel, who has shown excellent form with the bat after returning to the Indian team following a gap of eight years, scored 71 runs before stepping out to Ali only to top-edge a spinning delivery to Jos Buttler at cover.
Patel's 112-ball stay in the middle contained seven hits to the fence. This was his sixth half-century in Test cricket.
Rahul and Patel made their intentions clear from the very beginning, as the latter drove brilliantly towards mid-on off a delivery from pacer Stuart Broad in only the second over of the day.
Then, it was Rahul who hammered two sixes -- both over long-on -- in the third and fifth over bowled by left-arm spinner Liam Dawson. Broad too was at the receiving end of the punishment from Rahul and Patel.
As the duo reached their 100-run stand with smooth batting display, the runs came at a steady clip.
Parthiv, who scored his sixth 50 in Test cricket, hit seven boundries during his 71-run knock that ended when the left-hander top-edged a spinning delivery from Moeen Ali to Jos Buttler at cover.
Rahul was unbeaten on 133 runs at tea with Karun Nair on 19 at the other end.
India lost the wickets of Cheteshwar Pujara and skipper Virat Kohli cheaply between the lunch and tea breaks.
Pujara edged a Ben Stokes delivery to Alistair Cook in the slips while Kohli's attempted drive off Stuart Broad found Keaton Jennings at extra cover.
Karun Nair joined Rahul at the crease following Kohli's departure and the duo proceeded to consolidate India's position with a 161-run stand.
With inputs from IANS
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