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India beat England by an innings and 36 runs; Ravichandran Ashwin bags 12 wickets

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 12 December 2016, 11:16 IST

On 12 December, India defeated England by an innings and 36 runs on day 5 of the fourth Test at Mumbai's Wankhede Stadium to win the five-Test series 3-0.

By defeating England, India have regained the Anthony de mello trophy which was with England after they won here in 2012.

Ravichandran Ashwin displayed a brilliant performance - 12 wickets - with his spin as he picked all four wickets to crush the lower order batsmen within the first 30 minutes. Ashwin picked another 10-wicket haul in Tests, and also took five wickets in an innings for the 24th time.

With seven 10-wicket hauls in a Test, Ashwin is now only behind the legendary Anil Kumble (8).

The series win is India's fifth on the trot, under Kohli putting him behind Mahendra Singh Dhoni, Sourav Ganguly and Mohammad Azharuddin.

India are unbeaten for 17 games in the longest format of the game.

India made massive 631 in their first innings in reply to England's 400, assisted by the double centuries by the captain Virat Kohli and centuries by Murli Vijay and Jayant Yadav. Kohli scored 235 and became the first Indian captain to score three double centuries in the Tests.

Jayant Yadav shared a record 241-run stand with the Indian captain. He became the first Indian to score a Test hundred at Number 9 position.

Resuming at the overnight score of 182/6, England batsmen fell prey to some classic off spin bowling from Ashwin who wrapped the visitor's innings in just 32 minutes.

Captain Virat Kohli was adjudged Man of the match.

--with agency inputs

First published: 12 December 2016, 11:16 IST
 
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