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Day 5

1130dThe Report by Karthik Krishnaswamy

Jadeja seven-for seals 4-0 series win

Ravindra Jadeja took seven wickets in an innings for the first time to bowl India to victory over England by an innings and 75 runs to give them a 4-0 series win

1130dSidharth Monga in Chennai

Kohli lauds his quick-learning youngsters

Virat Kohli has hailed the professionalism not just of his team but of the cricket set-up after the sweet 4-0 series win against England

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Jadeja seven-for trips England in fifth Test

Ravindra Jadeja produced a match-winning spell, by claiming seven wickets for the first time in a Test innings, to help India thrash England by an innings and 75 runs in the fifth and final Test that ended in Chennai on Tuesday.

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Cook presses for spin-bowling coach

Alastair Cook has said that the ECB needs to give serious consideration to employing a full-time spin-bowling coach for the national side after the punishment inflicted on the England attack in India.

Day 4

1131dESPNcricinfo staff

Nair becomes second Indian to score triple ton

Karun Nair outgunned his Karnataka teammate, KL Rahul, who fell for 199, to become the second Indian - after Virender Sehwag - to score a triple hundred in Test cricket and stretch India's lead to 282 in Chennai on Monday.

1131dShiva Jayaraman

India trivialise the toss

India became the first team to post four totals of 400 or more in a series despite losing the toss four times

1131dThe Report by Karthik Krishnaswamy

Nair century guides India towards lead

Karun Nair entered the 190s as India stretched their lead past 100 with four sessions remaining in the Chennai Test

1131dESPNcricinfo staff

'It was very lonely here'

In his third innings, Karun Nair became the second Indian to score a Test triple-hundred. Here's how Twitter reacted

1131dGeorge Dobell in Chennai

England's flogging could sway Cook - Bayliss

Trevor Bayliss admitted England had been 'totally outplayed' by India on the fourth day in Chennai as they conceded the largest total in their history

Day 3

1132dThe Report by Karthik Krishnaswamy

Rahul 199 leads strong India reply

KL Rahul fell one short of a maiden double-hundred after leading India's response to England's 477 in excellent batting conditions at the MA Chidambaram Stadium

1132dESPNcricinfo staff

KL Rahul helps India stamp authority on Test

KL Rahul, India's opener, took England's bowlers apart on the third day of the fifth Test and fell just one-run short of scoring his first Test double hundred in Chennai on Sunday.

1132dS Rajesh

Next to Gavaskar

KL Rahul's 199 was the highlight on the third day in Chennai

1132dSidharth Monga in Chennai

A remarkable final twist in a 9 to 5 job

KL Rahul might have missed out on a double hundred but his efficiency repelled not just England's attack but his potential rivals at the top of India's order

1132dGeorge Dobell in Chennai

Lack of reverse leaves England burnt

It was another day of slim pickings in the field and, despite dismissing Virat Kohli cheaply for the first time in the series, could find themselves under pressure to save the game

Day 2

1133dESPNcricinfo staff

Liam Dawson impresses on debut

England debutant, Liam Dawson, scored an unbeaten 66 from 148 balls, the highest score by an England debutant batting at No. 8, to guide his side to a sizeable 477-run first innings total in the fifth Test in Chennai on Saturday.

1133dSidharth Monga in Chennai

Impish Parthiv shows his selflessness

The wicketkeeper has become India's Mr Fixit during this series, both in front and behind the stumps, coming to the team's aid whenever asked

Day 1

1134dShiva Jayaraman

Cook: Jadeja's bunny?

Ravindra Jadeja v Alastair Cook has become a one-sided contest in this Test series

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Ali hands England early advantage with ton

Moeen Ali registered his second ton of the Test series against India by thumping the hosts for an unbeaten 222-ball 120 on the first day of the fifth and final Test that began in Chennai on Friday.


1130dAndrew McGlashan

A catalogue of collapses

England's seven Tests in Bangladesh and India were marked by frequent collapses: some by the top order, some by the lower order and some by the entire order

1135dArun Venugopal in Chennai

Bittersweet homecoming for a pair of Chennaites

Two local boys will be savouring a Test in Chennai for the first time since 2013, though it comes against the backdrop of the devastation wrought by Cyclone Vardah

Huge total, yet insufficient


No. of bigger first inns totals that have resulted in an innings defeat, than England's 477. The previous biggest was 432 by Eng at The Oval in Ashes 2001.

First of the series


No. of five-wkt hauls for Jadeja in this series, before this. He has taken a five-for in this innings.

Jadeja, again


No. of times Jadeja has dismissed Cook in Tests - most a bowler has dismissed Cook in any series. Cook averaged just 12.50 runs in the series v Jadeja

Jadeja, finally


No. of times Cook has been dismissed by Jadeja in this series at an average of 12.20. Kohli introduced him after 19 overs in the morning session.

Expensive drop?


Cook's score when he was dropped by Parthiv off Ashwin. He has made 1101 runs at 52.42 on day five of Tests - more than anyone since his debut.

Only the third


No. of scores of 200-plus by India batsmen at No. 5 or lower in Tests before Karun Nair. Dhoni and Laxman are the others to do it.

Toss trivialised


No. of times India have posted a total of 400-plus in this series after losing the toss. No other team has done it more than thrice in a series.

Mountain scaled


The highest 1st-inns deficit overcome by India in Tests against England before this - in Delhi, 1981-82. Overall 477 is their 7th highest against any team.

A rare collection


No. of IND batsmen to make 100s in this series - equals their most. Last such instance was against West Indies at home in 1978-79. Overall, 4th such instance.