Mumbai, December 12: India on Monday registers a comprehensive win against England in the fourth test played at Wankhede stadium Mumbai. Like to tell you that India’s all round performance especially by Ravichandran Ashwin, who bagged all four of the visitors' wickets this morning, the home side won the 4th Test by an innings and 36 runs. India also won the five-match Test series 3-0. India are now unbeaten in 17 Tests and Kohli has 13 wins as Test skipper.
Right from the start Indian team were looking in great touch and had a very good start after visitors in the first inning scored 400 runs. India in response playing beautifully, made a score of 631 runs. Kohli, Jayant and Murali Vijay eventually departed for scores of 235 and 104 and 136 respectively, as India folded their innings at 631 to take a 231-run first innings lead.
In response to this, England lost early wickets, with Indian bowlers piling the pressure on the visitors. Later Joe Root and Jonathan Bairstow playing tremendously well and tried to save their team from defeat but they failed. Joe Root made 77 runs and Bairstow made 51 runs. Despite of this two English players no other player stood up against Indian bowlers.
It didn't take India long to get their first scalp with Ashwin trapping overnight batsman Jonny Bairstow in the third over of the morning. After he had added just one to his overnight tally of 50, Ashwin sent Bairstow walking back with the carrom ball, caught plumb in front as the DRS confirmed with all four reds. He then castled Chris Woakes (0) with a conventional offspinner in the next and winded up the proceedings with the scalps of Adil Rashid (2) and James Anderson in his next two, ending with 6/55 and match figures of 12/167.
Like to tell you that England lost their final five wickets at the addition of just 15 runs and thus recorded their second Test defeat by an innings after posting 400 or more in the first innings.
Brief scores: India 631 (Kohli 235, Vijay 136, Jayant 104; Rashid 4/192) beat England 400 and 195 (Root 77, Bairstow 51; Ashwin 6/55) by an innings and 36 runs. The fifth and final Test starts from December 16 in Chennai.