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No relief for England; India come out on top in the Mumbai test



No relief for England; India come out on top in the Mumbai test

After India registered the score of 631, Indian bowlers backed up the batsmen by restricting England to 195. India claimed the victory by an innings and 36 runs.  This is the third time in the history of test that a team has lost by an innings after scoring above 400 runs in the first innings India has bagged the four match series with a lead of 3-0.  India also has equalled the team’s longest streak in the test format. Ashwin took the helm of the bowling department, providing India with wickets in quick succession.

He picked up his first wicket of the day when England were at 180/4.  Jonny Bairstow was dismissed by Ashwin immediately after he completed his half century. Though the decision was submitted for a review, England did not have luck. Ashwin then removed Chris Woakes to take India a step closer to victory. Ashwin bagged another 5- wicket haul after taking the wicket of Adil Rashid. It was his 24th five-wicket haul of the test career. He has surpassed Kapil Dev’s record of 23 five wicket hauls in test matches. He claimed another wicket of James Anderson to add 1 more wicket to his credit. Ashwin and Anderson briefly engaged in a verbal fight before Ashwin dismissed him but the skipper Kohli soon interfered to calm both players.

Joe Root and Bairstow were the only England batsmen who managed to make some movement on the scoreboard. Root scored 77 runs and Bairstow made 51 runs from 107 balls. Root was trapped leg before wicket by Yadav. Other batsmen were not able to put up fight against the Indian bowlers. In the end, England lost all the wickets even before reaching 200. Virat Kohli was adjudged the man of the match. The fourth and the final test will take place from December 14 in Chennai.