India vs England 4th Test Day 5: Ashwin takes 12, India take unbeatable 3-0 lead
Ravichandran Ashwin was the star as he picked up his 24th five-wicket haul and seventh 10-wicket haul to help India thrash England by an innings and 36 runs to take an unbeatable 3-0 lead in series. Catch 4th Test day 5 highlights of India vs England here.
Ravichandran Ashwin was the star as he picked up all four wickets in the final morning. He ended with match figures of 12/167 and in the process, picked up his 24th five-wicket haul and seventh 10-wicket haul as India thrashed England by an innings and 36 runs to take an unbeatable 3-0 lead in the series. Relive all highlights of 4th Test day 5 between India vs England here. (SCORECARD| NEWS)
10:50 hrs IST: As we leave, here is the moment when India finally broke the Wankhede jinx and registered victory over England. Goosebumps moment
10:38 hrs IST: That is all we have from here. India have regained the Anthony De Mello trophy and they will be aiming to make it 4-0 in Chennai.
10:36 hrs IST: Here are some of the quotes from the victorious Indian skipper, Virat Kohli. He is also the Man of the Match for his brilliant 235.
Kohli: I was just having a chat with Ashwin in that victory lap, this is the ground where we lost the moment to England four years ago. I was a bit nervous with 400 on the board, but I knew I have to score many for us to have a chance. I felt the advantage we had was England were a spinner short and their two spinners were very tired. We went after them hard. I think it was a brilliant cricket wicket. Ashwin obviously a champion bowler, we are running out of words to describe him. Defence is a very important aspect in India, if you don’t defend well it’s tough to score in India
10:25 hrs IST: Here are some of the quotes from the post-match presentation, starting with England’s Alastair Cook
Cook: It was a mistake to go for the fourth seamer. We haven’t been good enough to get over the line. Virat played an extraordinary cricket. We dropped him on 60 odd and Yadav played well too. We gave him a couple of chances as well.
10:16 hrs IST: Ashwin’s haul of 12/167 is the best haul by a spinner in Wankhede, beating L Sivaramakrishnan’s haul which was also against England in 1984.
10:14 hrs IST: Anil Kumble, the current Indian coach, says, “This is very special, we have lost three tosses. The 200-run stand between Jayant and Virat was exceptional. Ashwin has bowled beautifully throughout the series. He’s never happy or satisfied, that’s the best part about him.”
10:10 hrs IST: The Indian team are going on a lap of honour around the Wankhede stadium. They have finally defeated England for the first time in a Test series after eight years. Virat Kohli’s unbeaten run in Tests at home continues.
10:06 hrs IST: Ashwin has sealed the game and India take an unbeatable 3-0 lead in the series. They have finally broken the Mumbai Jinx and registered an innings and 36 run win over England. Ashwin finishes with 12 wickets and goes past Kapil Dev in the tally of five-wicket hauls.
09:59 hrs IST: Some tension out there. Words being exchanged between Parthiv Patel, James Anderson and Virat Kohli. The umpires have had to intervene to calm the situation down.
09:55 hrs IST: WICKET! India one wicket away. Ashwin gets his 24th five-wicket haul. Rashid looks to go over long on but he finds the man. In the process, he goes past Kapil Dev’s mark. He is truly wonderful.
09:48 hrs IST: WICKET! Ashwin is on song and this is an exhibition of spin bowling.
Tossed up and given plenty of loop, it lures Woakes into the drive, the ball spins back in and breaches the gap between bat and pad to clatter into the stumps. India two wickets away from victory.
Chris Woakes b Ashwin 0, England 185/8 vs India.
09:44 hrs IST: Chris Woakes survives a couple of wonderful balls from Jadeja as India sense victory. England 185/7.
09:40 hrs IST: WICKET! Brilliant ball from Ashwin. The carrom ball squares up Bairstow and India have struck early.
Ashwin skids this carrom ball through and it breaks away late, Bairstow is squared up and he gets hit on the back pad, India appeal and the umpire gives it, Bairstow reviews and replays show it is hitting off stump.
Jonny Bairstow LBW Ashwin 51, England 185/7 vs India.
09:37 hrs IST: Ashwin tries the carrom ball but he fires it down the leg side, Parthiv Patel is unable to collect it, the extras continue to pile up for India. Next ball, Bairstow attempts the sweep but misses it and the ball just goes past the off stump. Nervy start for England.
09:33 hrs IST: Loud appeal from Ravindra Jadeja for an LBW against Jonny Bairstow. Flatter delivery and on leg stump, Bairstow plays down the wrong line and gets hit on the pad, India don’t review, probably sliding down the leg side.
09:31 hrs IST: Jos Buttler survives three balls off Ravichandran Ashwin as the match gets underway.
09:27 hrs IST: It was a memorable Sunday for the Wankhede crowd as Virat Kohli and Jayant Yadav rewrote the record books. Today, Kohli will be looking to add another feather in his cap as he continues his unbeaten run at home.
09:19 hrs IST: Can Ravichandran Ashwin continue his dominance with the ball? He is just two wickets away from taking yet another 10-wicket haul
09:10 hrs IST: A warm welcome to the final day of the fourth Test between India and England from the Wankhede stadium. India need just four wickets to seal the series. For England, they need a massive miracle to avoid defeat.
Spinners Ravichandran Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja reduced England to 182 for six on Sunday, with the visitors still 49 runs adrift of India’s huge first-innings total of 631. Jonny Bairstow, unbeaten on 50, holds England’s hopes for an improbable draw.
Ravichandran Ashwin will be in focus. He is two short of taking his seventh career 10-wicket match haul.
Ashwin and Jadeja took two wickets each, and third spinner Jayant Yadav the crucial scalp of Joe Root, to leave England on the verge of defeat on Day 4.
Bairstow will hope to get support from Jos Buttler, England’s last recognised batsman, in a last-ditch bid to resist Indian spinners on a turning Wankhede track.
India skipper Virat Kohli’s career-best 235 and Jayant Yadav’s 104, his first Test century, and their record 241-run eighth-wicket stand on Sunday, turned the Test India’s way.