Ashwin and Virat clinch Mumbai test match and series for India against England

Ashwin and Virat clinch Mumbai test match

Trailing 2-0 in the series, England needed a win in Mumbai to keep alive the series but the tourists needed something extraordinary to even save the match following Kohli’s batting magnificent double century.

It was the 24th five-wicket haul for the world’s top-ranked test bowler Ravichandran Ashwinand the seventh 10-wicket haul after the 30-year-old also took six wickets in England’s first innings.

India won by an innings and 36 runs after England collapsed to 195 all out in 53.4 overs. India now lead 3-0 after the first Test in Rajkot was drawn.

Ashwin picked up six wickets in England’s second innings as India clinched the five-match series with a victory by an innings and 36 runs on the fifth day of the fourth test at the Wankhede Stadium on Monday.

England started at their overnight score of 182 for six, still trailing India’s first innings score of 631 by 49 runs. But Ravichandran Ashwin started the slide, trapping Jonny Bairstow with a trademark carom ball. Bairstow was England’s second best batsman with 51. England were finally bundled out for 195, 33 minutes into the final day.

On Sunday, India captain Virat Kohli struck a sublime double century before his bowlers picked up six England wickets to put the hosts on course in the fourth and penultimate Test at the Wankhede Stadium. India piled on 631 in their first innings on the fourth day, a lead of 231 runs over England, after Kohli’s third double century of the year.

 

 

The fifth and final test will be played in Chennai from Friday with the hosts leading 3-0 in the series