Scoreboard on the final day of the fourth Test between India and England in Mumbai yesterday. (K. Jennings 112, J. Buttler 76; (V. Kohli 235, M. Vijay 136; Rashid
18 0 77 0 51 18 2
knuckle, to be struck in front of the wicket after adding just a run to his overnight score and was unable to overturn the leg before decision on review.
Ashwin then claimed a wicket in each of his next three overs to bring about a quick end to proceedings as England’s lower order capitulated meekly. There were some angry words exchanged between James Anderson and the India players when the England number 11 walked in to bat with the umpires forced to intervene to prevent the incident from escalating further. On what has been a generally dismal tour for England, they also picked up an unwelcome statistic of becoming just the third side in test history to compile 400 in the
J. Buttler not out 6 C. Woakes b Ashiwn 0 A. Rashid c Rahul b Ashwin 2 J. Anderson C Yadav b Ashwin 2 Extras (b15, lb2, nb2) 19 Total (10 wickets, 55.3 overs) 195 Fall of wickets: 1-1 (Jennings), 2-43 (Cook), 3-49 (Ali), 4141 (Root), 5-180 (Stokes), 6-182 (Ball), 7-185 (Bairstow), 8-189 (Woakes), 9-193 (Rashid), 10-195 (Anderson) Bowling: Kumar 4-1-11-1, U. Yadav 3-0-10-0, Jadeja 22-363-2 (1nb), Ashwin 20.3-3-55-6, J. Yadav 6-0-39-1 (1nb) Result: India win by an innings and 36 runs.
first innings and still lose by an innings.
“Historically on this ground 400 is a good score in the first innings and in the second innings, we had our chances,” rued England captain Alastair Cook. “We’ve just not taken those chances. “We were in the game for three days but not good enough to take those opportunities and that’s what cost us.” Ashwin, who has won the man of the series awards in each of India’s last four test series, took his tally to 27 wickets from the four matches against England.
Man of the match Kohli, who hit 235 in India’s massive first innings total of 631 for his third double century of the year, leads the run-scoring list with 640 at an average of 128.
The fifth and final Test will be played in Chennai from Friday. — Reuters