Chennai: India saved the best for the last as a dramatic turnaround on the fifth day of the final in Chennai allowed the hosts to clinch the series 4-0.
England, which started the day at 12/0 on a pitch that hardly had any support for bowlers, were bowled out for 207 as India beat them by an innings and 75 runs. India’s fifth day charge was led by the left-arm spinner Ravindra Jadeja, who picked seven wickets on the final day.
English openers, Alastair Cook (49) and Keaton Jennings (54) put up a solid stand of 103 to guide the visiting team to lunch without losing a wicket. Things, however, changed in the second session as they lost four wickets before tea, with Jadeja picking three of them.
Indian bowlers went for a kill in the final session of the day as the English resistance crumbled to handover the victory to India.
England 207 all out!
WICKETS AND A 4-0 SERIES WIN! Jadeja it has to be and Jadeja it is. He completes a sensational day for him. 7 wickets with the ball, 2 catches off pacers. He has not put a foot wrong on the final day. India have completed an innings and 75-run win before the vocal Chepauk crowd.