England vs India 3rd Test: Visitors lose by 266 runs
Moeen Ali ended with a 6-wicket haul in the 2nd innings at England to beat India by 266 runs in the 3rd Test at Southampton. The five Test series is now level at 1-1.cricket Updated: Aug 01, 2014 01:01 IST
England ended a run of 10 Tests without a win by beating India by 266 runs in the third Test at Southampton on Thursday, a result that levelled the five-match series at 1-1.
India, resuming on their overnight 112 for four, were bowled out in under 25 overs Thursday for 178 before lunch on the final day in pursuit of what would have been a new fourth innings record winning total of 445.
Victory saw England end a winless Test sequence stretching back nearly a year to their defeat of Australia at Durham in August 2013.
Off-spinner Moeen Ali did the bulk of the damage with Test-best figures of six for 67, including a spell of four for 17 in 22 balls on Thursday, the all-rounder ending the match by bowling India last man Pankaj Singh.
The series continues with the fourth Test at Old Trafford starting on August 7.
England 1st Innings 569-7 dec (I Bell 167, G Ballance 156, A Cook 95, J Buttler 85; B Kumar 3-101)
India 1st Innings 330 (A Rahane 54, MS Dhoni 50; J Anderson 5-53, S Broad 3-66)
England 2nd Innings 205-4 dec (A Cook 70 no, J Root 56; R Jadeja 3-52)
India 2nd Innings 178 (A Rahane 52 no; M Ali 6-67)
Result: England won by 266 runs
Series: Five-match series level at 1-1
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