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India thrash England to clinch series 4-0

Chennai, Dec 20: India on Tuesday clinched the five-match cricket Test rubber 4-0 after thrashing England by an innings and 75 runs in the fifth and final match at the M.A. Chidambaram Stadium here.

Left-arm-spinner Ravindra Jadeja led the Indian bowling with figures of 7/48 as the visitors were bundled out for 207 in the second innings.

Earlier, India scored a mammoth 759/7 declared in their first innings in reply to England’s 477.

The following is the scoreboard at the end of the fifth and final day of the fifth cricket Test between India and England at the M.A. Chidambaram stadium here on Tuesday:

England first innings 477 all out
India first innings 759-7
England 2nd innings
Alastair Cook c Rahul b Jadeja 49
Keaton Jennings c & b Jadeja 54
Joe Root lbw b Jadeja 6
Moeen Ali c Ashwin b Jadeja 44
Jonny Bairstow c Jadeja b Sharma 1
Ben Stokes c Nair b Jadeja
Jos Buttler not out 6
Liam Dawson b Mishra 0
Adil Rashid c Jadeja b Yadav 2
Stuart Broad c Pujara b Jadeja 1
Jake Ball c Nair b Jadeja 0

Extras (b 12, lb 8, w 1) 21
Total (all out; 88 overs) 207

Fall of wickets: 1-103 (Cook, 39.4 overs), 2-110 (Jennings, 43.4), 3-126 (Root, 49.6), 4-129 (Bairstow, 52.2), 5-192 (Ali, 71.2), 6-193 (Stokes, 73.2), 7-196 (Dawson, 74.6), 8-200 (Rashid, 80.4), 9-207 (Broad, 87.3), 10-207 (Ball, 87.6)

Bowling
Ishant Sharma 10-2-17-1
Ravichandra Ashwin 25
Ravindra Jadeja 25-5-48-7
Umesh Yadav 14-1-36-1
Amit Mishra 14-4-30-1

Match details
Series: India won the 5-match series 4-0
Test debut: Liam Dawson (England)
Player of the match: Karun Nair (India)
Umpires: Marais Erasmus (South Africa) and Simon Fry (Australia)
TV umpire: Bruce Oxenford (Australia)
Match referee: Jeff Crowe (New Zealand)
Reserve umpire: Nitin Menon (India)

IANS

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