India vs England: Ravichandran Ashwin and Axar Patel picked up 5 – 5 Wickets as India crushed England by an innings and 25 runs in the 4th Test to win the series 3-1 and qualify for the World Test Championship final.
Highlights: India vs England
India beat England by an innings and 25 runs within the 4th Test on Saturday
with the win, India won the four-match series 3-1
India also qualified for the World Test Championship final
India defeated England by an innings and 25 runs within the fourth and final Test to win the four-match series 3-1 and seal an area within the final of the inaugural edition of theWorld Test Championship on Saturday.
Rishabh Pant (101) and Washington Sundar (96 not out) got a massive win for India after the hosts had bowled the visitors out for 205 in their first innings. Ravichandran Ashwin and Axar Patel picked up five-wicket hauls within the second innings to assist India bundle England out for 135.
India started Day 3 at 294 for seven, and Axar Patel along side Sundar continued to attain freely within the first hour on Saturday.
The duo placed on 106 runs for the eighth wicket before a mix-up within the middle ended Axar’s stay. He was run out on 43.
Ben Stokes then cleaned up Ishant Sharma and Mohammed Siraj inside four deliveries to go away Sundar stranded on 96 as England took the last three wickets in five deliveries to bowl India out for 365.
Stokes was the pick of the bowlers for England as he returned with figures of 4 for 89.
He was ably supported by James Anderson who took three for 44 but their spinners disappointed on a surface that offered some turn and bounce.
In the second essay, the hosts came bent bowl with a healthy lead of 160.
England negotiated the previous couple of minutes before Lunch without losing any wickets but Ravichandran Ashwin picked up two wickets in two balls to rock the visitors within the post-lunch session.
Axar Patel soon joined within the action and removed Dom Sibley and Ben Stokes in quick succession.
Joe Root was wealthy during his short stay within the middle but he misjudged a length delivery from Ashwin and was trapped ahead of the stumps.
Both teams will now shift their focus to the shortest format of the sport as they’re going to play five Twenty20 Internationals at an equivalent venue, starting March 12.