Jadeja leads India's supremacy; England beaten by an innings

Shobhit Kalra

Shobhit KalraBy Shobhit Kalra

Published on 20 Dec 2016 10:38 AM GMT

Jadeja leads Indias supremacy; England beaten by an innings
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Chennai: After Karun Nair's blitzkrieg, it was turn of left-arm spinner Ravindra Jadeja, who dismantled the England batting order on Day 5 of the fifth and final Test of the series, helping India clinch the series 4-0 here at MA Chidambaram stadium in Chennai on Tuesday.

On the final day of the Chennai Test, India sealed the match by an innings and 75 runs, where Jadeja claimed 7 wickets for 48 runs.

Despite a good start given by captain Alastair Cook (49 off 134) and Keaton Jennings (54 off 121), who added 103 runs for the first wicket, none other English batsman could stand in front of Indian attack, mainly the spinners, handing India a comprehensive victory.

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Jadeja claimed the final wicket when there were just 7 more over remaining in the match. At one point, it seemed like India would fall around 10 overs short at the end of the game and it will result in a draw. But Jadeja turned the match by consistently picking up wickets at regular intervals.

After Cook and Jennings, Moeen Ali also posed some problems in India's way to victory as he scored 44 runs off 97 balls. He was accompanied by Ben Stokes (23 off 54) in a 63-run partnership for the 5th wicket.

Aggressive middle-order batsman Jos Buttler played a very calm inning of 6 runs off 50 balls and remained unbeaten at one end.

Earlier in the match, Karun Nair created history by scoring 303* off 381 balls with 32 fours and 4 sixes, becoming only the second Indian batsman to score a triple ton. KL Rahul also played a tremendous innings of 199 runs off 311 balls with 16 fours and 3 sixes and missed a well-deserved double century.

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These two innings helped India post their highest ever total of 759/7 on the scoreboard which was more than enough for England to exceed in two innings.

Apart from Jadeja's seven-wicket haul, Ishant Sharma, Amit Mishra and Umesh Yadav picked one wicket each. Ravichandran Ashwin, however, remained wicket-less in the inning.

With this win, India sealed the five-match series 4-0, while the first match resulted in a draw. Karun Nair was named man of the match for his brilliant innings while skipper Virat Kohli was adjudged player of the series for scoring 655 runs in 8 innings at a commendable average of 109.16. His highest score in the series was 235, which until Nair's innings, was the highest ever individual score by any Indian against England.

Jadeja stands second in the list of highest wicket takers in the series with 26 wickets, while Ashwin leads the table with two more wickets.

Shobhit Kalra

Shobhit Kalra

Writer has 10 years of experience in digital media. Presently working as Chief Sub Editor at newstrack.com. An avid reader and always willing to learn new things and techniques.

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