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Player of the Match
Player of the Match

Ashwin takes 12, India take series with an innings win

India 631 (Kohli 235, Vijay 136, Jayant 104) beat England 400 (Jennings 112, Buttler 76, Moeen 50, Ashwin 6-112, Jadeja 4-109) and 195 (Root 77, Ashwin 6-55) by an innings and 36 runs
Scorecard and ball-by-ball details

With a victory over England by an innings and 36 runs, India have secured their fifth consecutive series and regained the Anthony De Mello trophy. R Ashwin picked up his second five-for of the match, and the 24th of his career, to make sure the formalities were complete by the first half hour on the fifth day. He took his first wicket when the visitors were 180 for 4. They were all out for 195. It was only the third time in Test history that a team had made 400 in the first innings and then lost by an innings.

The end was very quick and very messy. Jonny Bairstow was sent packing in the second over and Chris Woakes in the fourth. Their dismissals provided a simple little summary of the difference in skill between the sides in subcontinent conditions.

Ashwin flicked a carrom ball on middle and leg with the intention of making Bairstow play across the line and the batsman obliged. Bairstow failed to pick the variation, was squared up when the ball turned the wrong way, and sharply, and was plumb lbw. Woakes, in the next Ashwin over, went for a loose cover drive, but the ball dipped on him and stormed through the gate to hit the stumps. Reading the ball out of the hand is key to playing on turning tracks, as is avoiding strokes that have a high degree of risk, like hitting against the break.

Adil Rashid gave an example of the other thing batsmen weren't supposed to do in all of Test cricket. Throw his wicket away. He lobbed a catch to midwicket off Ashwin's third over James Anderson came out and was promptly pulled into some polite conversation by the close-in fielders after his criticism of their captain. He too popped a catch to midwicket to give Ashwin his sixth wicket of the Test and the best match figures by a spinner at Wankhede stadium - 12 for 167.

Pujara bowled

17

No. of times Pujara has been bowled in Tests. His bowled %age of 26 is 2nd highest for any batsman in top six in the last 20 years

Vijay's rare hundred

1

No. of Test 100s by India openers at Wankhede in last 20 years before Vijay's - Sehwag v WI, 2002. Gavaskar (5) is the only other opener to get a hundred.

Captain Kohli's 2016

2

No. of India captains with 1000-plus runs in a year before Virat Kohli. Tendulkar (1997) and Dravid (2006) are the ones to do it before him

England's rare breed

1929

Last time an England legspinner took more wkts in a series than Rashid. Tich Freeman took 22 wickets v SA at home. Vijay's was Rashid's 19th in the series.

Match unfolds

101

Runs scored by India in the first and the second sessions. While they lost just the wicket of Pujara in the 1st session, the 2nd session saw four of their wickets fall.

Captain Kohli's series

1

No. of India captains to score 500+ runs in a series before Kohli. Gavaskar did it twice - against WI (732, '78-79) and v ENG (500, '81-82).