India vs England 4th Test: Team India crushed England in the fourth and final test match at Ahmedabad by an innings and 24 runs and sealed the place of ICC World Test Championship finals.
Young Rishabh Pant and Washington Sundar set up a good lead for the hosts before getting bundled out. Pant scored a fierce 101 runs to put India to drivers seat while Washington Sundar fell 4 short of his maiden century as none of his partners stayed at the crease for long.
After the wicket of Axar Patel, no Indian tailenders held the 22-yards and Englishmen produced a quick three wickets to wrap out India for 365 runs.
In response, England batsmen shared the tweaking woes as the side was again sent to rest in mere 135 runs courtesy Axar Patel and Ravichandran Ashwin. Both the spinners took five-wickets haul to end England’s hope to draw the series.
England lost wickets successively to make things easier for the hosts. Joe Root was looking good during his stay at crease however he was found in front of the stumps and given leg-before off Ravichandran Ashwin. Dan Lawerence produced a confident fifty before giving up his wicket to Ashwin.
With the win, India took the series with 3-1 and qualified for the final of ICC World Test Championship. India and New Zealand will lock horns on 18th June for the final of the inaugural tournament at home of cricket, Lords.
Series win against England is India’s 13th test series win on bounce in home conditions.
Wicketkeeper batsman Rishabh Pant won the “Man of the Match” award for his tremendous effort with the bat and also behind the stumps. Apart from his batting, he accounted for two stumpings and two catches.
While the dangerman Ravichandran Ashwin was rewarded with the “Man of the Series” award. Ashwin scored a century and picked up 32 scalps which is third most among Indians in a series.
Now both the sides will focus on the limited over fixtures following up. India and England will play five games T20I series in Ahmedabad while both the teams will move to Pune for the three games ODI series.