India Wins Against England, Leads In 5 Match Series


Update: Virat Kohli declared man of the match

Mumbai: The Indian cricket team defeated England by an innings and 36 runs to win the five-Test series 3-0.

This is Virat Kohli’s 13th win as Test captain of India putting him behind Mahendra Singh Dhoni, Sourav Ganguly and Mohammad Azharuddin.

India are unbeaten for 17 games in the longest format of the game.

Resuming the day at 182/6, England were bowled out for 195 to hand the hosts a comprehensive innings and 36-run win.

Star off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin was the star of the show as he picked up a total of six wickets, four on Monday morning, to bowl out the visitors for a meagre total in the second innings.

England had posted a respectable total of 400 runs in the first innings but backed by Virat Kohli’s third double century in 2016, the home team put up a formidable 631, taking a 231-run first innings lead.

England, however, failed to provide any resistance and could only muster only 13 runs on Monday to be bowled out for 195.

Brief Score:

England 1st innings: 400

India 1st innings: 631

England 2nd innings: 195 all out in 55.3 overs (Joe Root 77; R Ashwin 6/55).