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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
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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.

Brief scores
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

Live Commentary India 2nd Innings

First Published: Jul 31, 2014 15:21 IST