India seals test series with comprehensive win against England
Mumbai: India wrapped up its test series against England here with a thumping win by an innings and 36 runs.
Magnificent spell from R Ashwin who knocked down 6 wickets in the second innings and 12 in total was the pick of the bowler from hosts side. While it was a disappointing batting from England line up but thanks to two fighting half centuries from Bairstow and Root the three lions could only delay its impending loss.
Earlier England made a good start to the match in the first innings by putting up 400 runs on board thanks to a century from Keaton Jennings.
Both Ashwin and Jadeja made headlines as they shared all the ten wickets between themselves. While Aswin picked up 6 wickets, Jadeja knocked down 4 wickets to break down the backbone of the English batsmen.
Following the chase India made a strong reply and amassed 631 runs to disappoint the three lions. Kohli made a blistering double century while two other tons one from Murali Vijay and another from Jayant Yadav pushed the visitors on back foot.
The one sign that made heaven and hell difference between both teams was the application and immense self belief and is what India capitalised on. In spite of all the luck in the world Engalnd but could not grasp the essence of the match as India continued its domination in second innings bowling out the visitors for just 195 and won the match handsomely by 36 runs and an innings.
The fascinating win landed the hosts a series win by 3-0-1 with one more match to go.