India keep the winning streak intact by winning the Chennai test
Team India continues to assert their dominance in test format by extending their winning streak to 18 matches. India outperformed England to win the match by an innings and 75 runs. England folded their innings for 207 in the second innings. This is the first time in the test history a team has lost after scoring above 450 in the first innings.England resumed the fifth day’s play knowing that a victory is out of question for them. India heaped a mammoth score of 759 with the help of Karun Nair’s triple century and it basically ensured that India will not lose this match. England was now looking for a draw so that they can evade a series loss of 4-0. England has a smooth beginning after managing to accumulate 103 runs without losing any wicket. Alastair Cook and Keaton Jennings hung in on there to give a steady start to the team. They took the score to 100 and a draw seemed to be a real possibility. However, things came crumbling down in the post lunch session. Ravindra Jadeja removed Cook who was just 1 run away from half- century. Keaton Jennings completed his half- century but Jadeja dismissed him for 54 runs.
There were expectations from Root but he was also sent back to pavilion immediately. Root was on 6 when India made a lbw appeal but the umpire refused to declare him out . India decided to ask for a review, which came in India’s favour, crushing England’s last hope for a draw.Jonny Bairstow lost his wicket after Jadeja took an unbelievable catch off Ishant Sharma’s ball.Moeen Ali chalked up 44 runs but ended up giving his wicket to Jadeja. Jadeja now needed only one more wicket to complete his sixth 5-wicket haul in tests. He fetched another five-wicket haul after picking up the wicket of Ben Stokes. India took the remaining wickets in quick succession to wrap up the match and the series with a victory by an innings and 75 runs.