Player of the Match
Player of the Match
    59.2 Jadeja has struck in the last over. Cook has reviewed it. There is not bat. I am afraid that is plumb. Jadeja you beauty. He has bowled that one big ball that India needed. That is stumps. England have overnight to decide whether they send Duckett in next. India have persisted. Jadeja has been around that off stump, pitching in the rough, getting turn, sometimes now. This is on a length, outside off, Cook is drawn across, and he plays a little across this as opposed to with a straight bat. The ball turns past his inside edge and hits him in front of off. The moment the replays show he has not hit it, you know he is gone. Point of impact on off, hitting the leg stump. India are rejuvenated just before stumps 87/2
    50.2 a shooter gets Ashwin the wicket. This is like Hooper getting Hussain. Hameed is lbw too. Can't do anything about these. Offbrreak, on a length, outside off, and it just doesn't leave the ground. Squeezes under the toe and strikes him flush in front. If it hadn't hit the pad, it would have bounced twice. Habeeb has seen off 144 balls nonetheless. Well played 75/1
    86.6 think this is going down and it has been reviewed after Root has been given out. This seems to be swinging too much but the Hawkeye knows better. Root is on the crease as this swings in late, and what do you know, this is shown hitting flush. Lovely over from Shami, the cherry on the top being this full inswinger that has gone late and has gone with the shine. Good decision from Tucker too. Surely that is the Test? 115/6
    64.5 and he's gone! Duckett's problems continue. He went for the aggressive option, another sweep, there was a touch of extra bounce from the over-spin, it takes the glove into the thigh pad and loops up to offer Saha a simple catch 92/3
    73.6 the probing line pays off, a thick inside edge loops to backward short leg! Jadeja finds one of the footmarks, it bounces and grips to take the shoulder of the bat. A gentle catch for Kohli this time, around the corner 101/4
    85.4 that's a peach. J Yadav gets one of the big three wickets that India are after. Oh this is a beauty. This is a quicker delivery and flatter trajectory, which sends Stokes back instinctively. The ball is still pitched full enough, though. It also drifts in to make him play the middle-and-off line. Upon pitching the ball turns sharply, and goes past the outside edge to knock back the off stump 115/5
    not out
    90.4 one more for Shami. Short ball outside off, Rashid looks to ramp this over the slip, and gets a faint top edge. Rightly called on the field by umpire Tucker 129/7
    94.3 cleaned up! Simple as that, really. A touch flatter and quicker, then it gripped. Ansari playing back, spins from outside leg and hammers middle. Kept a bit low, too. Tough. 143/8
    97.2 eventually he is given lbw! Sweeping at a very full delivery. Kumar Dharmsena takes his time, then raises the finger. Broad has reviewed. Doesn't look like an edge. Yeah, missed the bat. And it's smashing off stump. 158/9
    97.3 we have another review. This time by India. Anderson given not out as this strikes the pad. No edge involved. Perhaps not straightening quite enough. We shall see. It's hitting enough of leg stump to be three reds and that's it! Anderson bags a king pair to end the Test. Jayant closes it with two in two balls 158/10
    3 (lb 3)
    158 all out (97.3 Overs, RR: 1.62)
    Fall of wickets: 1-75 (H Hameed, 50.2 ov), 2-87 (AN Cook, 59.2 ov), 3-92 (BM Duckett, 64.5 ov), 4-101 (MM Ali, 73.6 ov), 5-115 (BA Stokes, 85.4 ov), 6-115 (JE Root, 86.6 ov), 7-129 (AU Rashid, 90.4 ov), 8-143 (ZS Ansari, 94.3 ov), 9-158 (SCJ Broad, 97.2 ov), 10-158 (JM Anderson, 97.3 ov)
    Mohammed Shami14.033022.1400
    UT Yadav8.03801.0000
    R Ashwin30.0115231.7300
    RA Jadeja34.0143521.0200
    J Yadav11.343032.6000

Close of Play

  • Thu, 17 Nov - day 1 - India 1st innings 317/4 (V Kohli 151*, R Ashwin 1*, 90 ov)
  • Fri, 18 Nov - day 2 - England 1st innings 103/5 (BA Stokes 12*, JM Bairstow 12*, 49 ov)
  • Sat, 19 Nov - day 3 - India 2nd innings 98/3 (V Kohli 56*, AM Rahane 22*, 34 ov)
  • Sun, 20 Nov - day 4 - England 2nd innings 87/2 (JE Root 5*, 59.2 ov)
  • Mon, 21 Nov - day 5 - England 2nd innings 158 (97.3 ov) - end of match

Match Notes

Big win


The margin of India's win, their second largest (by runs) in Tests against England - they won by 279 runs at Headingley in 1986

Ashwin's bunny


Duckett's average v Ashwin in the series: in 40 balls he has scored 15 runs off him and been dismissed three times

Slow and steady


Balls for Cook's 50, his slowest half-century in Tests; his previous slowest was off 164 balls, v Australia at Trent Bridge, 2013, and in Colombo in 2012

Bowled again


Number of times Pujara has been bowled in Tests, out of the 59 times he has been dismissed by bowlers - a percentage of 27.11

Not hot in second innings


Murali Vijay's Test average in the second innings; in the first he averages 48.38

Not a great start


Runs for which England lost their 1st 5 wickets. This is their sixth lowest ever against India in India. Previously they lost 5 for 69 runs in Ahmedabad in 2012