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681dThe Report by Alagappan Muthu

India close in after Kohli's epic double-hundred

After posting 631, a lead of 231, India chipped away at England's line-up to leave them six down and in need of miracle to save the Mumbai Test.

Match Centre

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

V Kohli
235(340) 25x4 - 1x6
Control %89%
  • Productive Shot
  • flick
  • 70 runs
  • 4x4 - 0x6
34 14 32 21 31 11 33 59
M Vijay
136(282) 10x4 - 3x6
Control %90%
  • Productive Shot
  • flick
  • 25 runs
  • 0x4 - 0x6
15 10 20 2 23 24 22 20

Best performances - Bowlers

R Ashwin
O20.3
M3
R55
W6
Eco2.68
RHB
OFFLEG
1W
1W1W1W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
2W
R Ashwin
O44
M4
R112
W6
Eco2.54
RHB
OFFLEG
1W
2W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
3W

Match Details

Toss

England , elected to bat first

Player Of The Match

Series result

India led the 5-match series 3-0

Match number

Season

Hours of play (local time)

09.30 start, Lunch 11.30-12.10, Tea 14.10-14.30, Close 16.30

Match days

8,9,10,11,12 December 2016 (5-day match)

Test debut

Reserve Umpire

Match Referee

Scorer: Sanjay Murari | Commentator: Andrew McGlashan

That was swift! India win by an innings and 36 runs and take the series 3-0 to regain the Anthony De Mello Trophy. England were 180 for 4 last night when Ashwin began this spell. India doing a lap of honour, the crowds for this Test have been excellent. Aswin: "Best bowling figures by spinner at Wankhade. Another milestone for Ashwin. Best bowler for a reason."

This is only the third time a team batting first has made 400 and then lost by an innings (England twice and Sri Lanka once)

Anil Kumble: "This is very special, we have lost three tosses. The 200-run stand between Jayant and Virat was exceptional. Ashwin has bowled beautifully throughout the series. He's never happy or satisfied, that's the best part about him. You can't really compare different teams, but this is the No. 1 side in the world. They are exception in their intensity and awareness. Everyone has contributed. This team is certainly special."

I will bring you the presentations shortly...much soul-searching for England to do. Many questions will be asked, but there don't seem to be many easy answers. It was always going to be tough out here, but missed chances in the field have made it even tougher and there has been some muddled selection, too.

A little nugget for you from our stats man Bharath Seervi: "Eng lost their last 5 wkts for 70 balls at Dhaka, 71 balls at Vizag and in 72 balls at Wankhede now"

Time for the presentations...Alastair Cook "I thought 400 was a pretty good score on that wicket. Keaton played really well, at 230 for 2 maybe should have got 450. Historically, 400 is a good score on this ground. In the second innings we had our chances. We aren't taking those chances at the moment. Virat played an extraordinary innings but we had a chance on 60-odd to get him. Those are things that the game changes on. We are in it for three days but not good enough to stay in it. We haven't been good enough to match India. We wanted to see what four seamers would look like because on the tour they have given us control and our two best spinners have been Mo and Rash. When you batted first you didn't need that extra seamer, so that was a mistake. We had a chance to restrict the lead. We would have been in the game. But that isn't really good enough. To me, we batted better in this game than the previous two. I go back to the chances we missed, we could have bowled India out for 400. Virat is in incredible form, having one of the series you dream of. Clearly one of the great batsmen of our generation."

Man of the match is Virat Kohli "It's a very special feeling. The way the crowd came out here and supported it helped us push through the tough moments. The 231-run lead deflated the opposition, we saw their body language and knew the game was wrapped up when we had that lead. We haven't played on Indian wickets with too much bounce so the adjustment was very important. Credit to everyone. Vijay played a champion knock and it speaks volumes of his character. For Jayant, too, it couldn't have been any better. I was pretty focused on this game, a chance to seal the series. The plan was to get stuck in, I got away quickly. I was nervous before this game. We had a bit of a collapse so buckled down again. I kept the targets realistic, level the scores first then thought about the lead. An hour or two can change the complexion of the game. It's about the belief you have. I'm very grateful that it came off for us. This series win is probably the sweetest we've had in recent times. We are running out of words to describe Ashwin. The impact he has had on this team. The batsmen have played second fiddle to his performances. Any team would love to have him. It's very difficult to get past him."

Well, that just about wraps this up for this Test. Congratulations to India. Thanks to you all for joining us. From Gnasher, Nikhil and Deiva it's goodbye and see you for the Chennai Test later in the week.

55.3
W
Ashwin to Anderson, OUT, and there it is! Ashwin takes the last, his sixth of the innings and 12th of the match. Anderson just flicks in the air to the leg side, was another carrom ball, and finds mid-on

JM Anderson c UT Yadav b Ashwin 2 (7m 6b 0x4 0x6) SR: 33.33

55.2
0
Ashwin to Anderson, no run, spins away past the outside edge, just about pulls the bat inside the line
55.1
0
Ashwin to Anderson, no run, beats him as he goes for the sweep

END OF OVER:
55 | 1 Run | ENG: 195/9

  • JC Buttler6 (17b)
  • JM Anderson2 (3b)
  • RA Jadeja22-3-63-2
  • R Ashwin20-3-55-5
54.6
0
Jadeja to Buttler, no run, clipped into the leg side
54.5
0
Jadeja to Buttler, no run, back on his stumps, defends
54.4
0
Jadeja to Buttler, no run, reverse sweep, loops over the slips off the top edge

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).

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.

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.

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

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