Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

JE Root
149(165) 18x4 - 1x6
Control %83%
  • Productive Shot
  • flick
  • 28 runs
  • 2x4 - 0x6
10 11 14 39 28 8 8 31
MS Dhoni
82(140) 15x4 - 1x6
Control %69%
  • Productive Shot
  • off drive
  • 18 runs
  • 4x4 - 0x6
9 9 4 16 18 16 4 6

Best performances - Bowlers

CJ Jordan
O4.2
M0
R18
W4
Eco4.15
RHB
OFFLEG
1W
2W
1W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
I Sharma
O30.0
M8
R96
W4
Eco3.20
RHB
OFFLEG
2W
1W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
1W

Commentary

Scorer: M Venkat Raghav | Commentator: Alan Gardner

5.10pm: Even those who thought it was all over didn't think it would be quite all over now. But it is, India have lost inside three days for the second Test running and England have completed one of the speediest turnarounds from chumps to champs in the history of the game. Alastair Cook's smile is as wide as the margin of victory - he'll not captain England in a Test again until April 2015 but, boy, does he have some good memories to sustain him through the winter. You can read up on all the gory/glory details in David Hopps' match report and then stick around for further analysis from our guys at the ground. After five Tests in 42 40 days, we're all quite giddy and in need of a lie-down - but we'll be back for the one-dayers in a week or so. Thanks, as always, for your contributions; from myself, Alex and Gnasher in London, Devashish, Alagappan, Karthik, Sid and numerous others in India, it's goodnight and good luck. Bye!

4.40pm: Right, we're going to get started with the presentations... Wonder what India's booby prize will be? Joe Root is named as Man of the Match for his unbeaten 149: "It's always nice to score runs and you want to score as many as you can, but to finish like we did today was really pleasing. We've had to show a lot of character since Lord's and dig deep. I enjoy batting at five [since Australia], it's nice to score runs and win again. I think I got into a place where I was just looking to survive but I'm trying to put pressure on the bowlers again. It's still very exciting, just the start of being a really strong side, hopefully we can build on this, even though it's a long time until we play Test cricket again."

James Anderson is named England's Man of the Series (nominated by Duncan Fletcher): "We've fought back really well, there's been some good performances through the series. I think I'm in a good place with the ball, I think the way all four seamers have bowled in the last few Test has been hugely impressive. We wanted the nicks to carry, after the first couple of games. When you feel like you have an edge over a batsman, it does help as a bowler. It's hard work over a long series, so credit to the guys. The batsmen have done a great job for us since Southampton, scoreboard pressure is a great thing. I was worried about the how the body would cope with these five Tests, it's gone all right, so I'll get in shape for next year and see how it goes.

Bhuvneshwar Kumar is India's Man of the Series (nominated by Peter Moores): "It's tough but we have to look forward to the next series. We were hoping to win the series but in a five-match series it is hard to maintain your performances. The body is a bit tired but it was a good experience, playing in England, it was a great experience and I hope I do well in future. Bowlers want to bowl well here, trying to focus on line and length and I'm pleased I had success."

India captain MS Dhoni: "We've lost a lot of confidence over the five-Test series, it is disappointing, there will be many experiences which the youngsters will learn - not too many have played Tests away from home and hopefully they can take that it into the future. Right from the start, our batsmen never really performed, the lower order helped out... That blurred the performance of the top order, just scoring 150-60 runs will not put pressure on the home team. It's demanding but the wickets were good, nice pace and bounce - in the overcast conditions the fast bowlers get swing and the English bowlers were very consistent. The batting unit felt the pressure of not scoring, that's what you have to do in Test cricket, absorb pressure. [Changes to the line-up?] If we went with Rohit, the difficulty was who to leave out, whatever we could have done, we tried - a bit more application from the batsmen and it would have been better. The first couple of Test matches were good for us, so there is no point in playing practice games later in the series. A five-Test series was very demanding, you could see with Bhuvnesh, the effects on him, but we couldn't replace him. It's important to know where your off stump is, our playing XI didn't have many Tests, so we are lacking experience but until they play international cricket, they won't get that. It's important to play here, learn lessons and come back strong. The one-day format, we have some new players coming in and it's not as demanding. It's important we leave the Tests behind and enjoy the ODIs and T20."

England captain Alastair Cook "It was an amazing performance, to win like we've won after what happened at Lord's, the players, the staff can take an enormous amount of credit. All summer, before we won at Southampton, we played good cricket in patches and then let it go after an hour or so... To maintain pressure like we did in the last few games was impressive. [Captaincy criticism?] It's good to have the support of the guys throughout the tough times and then enjoy the good times. I think at Southampton, the first day, to win the toss - we made a good decision to bat, Gary going on to get a hundred and the Belly following it up. When you score runs, with our bowling attack in these conditions, it's hard for the opposition. It's a shame [no Tests until April], they'll be very different conditions in West Indies. We have a lot of Test cricket after that. We have to enjoy tonight, look at how we have got things to click and then take it on. In sport, you have tough times, it's the character you need to show to bounce back. The support has been fantastic, from the families as well, means we can go out and play some good cricket."

4.30pm: Umm, well... That was pretty bad. Even schadenfreude fans would have watched the last hour or so from behind the sofa. Such has been the magnitude and ferocity of the turnaround in this series, from India being 1-0 up after Lord's to now, many India players will still be spinning when they disembark from the plane home. That, perhaps, will make the memories more painful than 2011. The sense of progress and satisfaction that India basked in after Lord's - a first Test win away from home in over three years, remember - has evaporated, then re-condensed as a cold sweat every time the batsmen came out to face James Anderson and Stuart Broad. And that was before Chris Woakes and Chris Jordan started taking wickets as well. From bad to farce, India have one helluvan autopsy to carry out - Sid Monga, Sambit Bal and Jarrod Kimber will be deploying their scalpels on the site very soon, I'm sure. For the record, India batted for 90.3 overs in this match, so at least they got into a second day this time.

"Utterly gutless and shameful performance from India," says Vishwa. "Completely disappointed. This says more about how bad India is than how good England is. Congrats to England."

It's Jadeja-vu all over again for Anirudh: "Give us any team out of form, any player out of nick, any average player looking for a start to cement his place in the team and we'll make sure they turn their fortunes around, even at our own cost. Team India."

For Mark, understandably, it's all been quite hard to compute: "What on Earth...??? Are these the same two teams that played the first two Tests??"

Senthil, meanwhile, has seen the fixture list: "Previous tour 4-0, at least we have seen few fightbacks. This is worst than the previous tour... Also last time the saga continues in Australia too, not sure what this team going to unfold in Australia tour to follow."

29.2
W
Jordan to Sharma, OUT, short again, scooped straight up into the air... Moeen trots to his left from silly point and calmly takes the catch! It's all over, India have been shake-rattle-and-rolled, England win by an innings and 244 runs and take the series 3-1. Jordan has four-for, India have lost 8 for 64 in 17 overs, another slasher-flick session to follow the X-rated horror of Old Trafford

I Sharma c Ali b Jordan 2 (13m 4b 0x4 0x6) SR: 50.00

29.1
0
Jordan to Sharma, no run, slightly back of a length, in the channel, Ishant fends down the wrong line as it floats through to the keeper

"Uwaisul, Zim v SA has finished," notes a relieved Aayush. "Indians, rejoice!"

END OF OVER:
29 | 1 Run | INDIA: 94/9

  • STR Binny25 (28b)
  • I Sharma2 (2b)
  • CR Woakes7-0-24-1
  • CJ Jordan4-0-18-3
28.6
0
Woakes to Binny, no run, banged in short of a length, Binny hops back to defend short on the off side - so Jordan will get a crack at Ishant
28.6
1w
Woakes to Binny, 1 wide, banged in very short, trying to keep Binny at this end... called wide on height
28.5
0
Woakes to Binny, no run, short of a length, slides down the leg side again, Binny walks across and ducks
28.4
0
Woakes to Binny, no run, full and around off stump, sweetly driven coming on to the front foot but extra cover snatches it with one hand

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

JE Root
149(165) 18x4 - 1x6
Control %83%
  • Productive Shot
  • flick
  • 28 runs
  • 2x4 - 0x6
10 11 14 39 28 8 8 31
MS Dhoni
82(140) 15x4 - 1x6
Control %69%
  • Productive Shot
  • off drive
  • 18 runs
  • 4x4 - 0x6
9 9 4 16 18 16 4 6

Best performances - Bowlers

CJ Jordan
O4.2
M0
R18
W4
Eco4.15
RHB
OFFLEG
1W
2W
1W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
I Sharma
O30.0
M8
R96
W4
Eco3.20
RHB
OFFLEG
2W
1W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
1W

Worse than 2011?

6

No. of Tests that India have lost by an innings and 200 runs or more - three times to England

Wretched memories

4

No. of times that India have been bowled out for less than 200 on five occasions in a series - never since 1977

Extras outscore Kohli

108

Runs scored by Virat Kohli in the first four Tests. Extras contributed 155 of India's runs in that period

459

India’s highest second-innings score after being bowled out for less than 150 in an away Test (v SA, Centurion, 2010)

Ashwin abroad

83

Number of overs after which Ashwin took a wicket in away Tests. His last came in Adelaide, v Aus, in Jan 2012

India in a spin

6

Number of times, since 2001, that India have only introduced spin after the 38th over - three times this year

Cook v Ishant

8

Number of times Ishant has dismissed Cook, for 132 runs, in 13 Test innings before today

11

Times Eng have lost after bowling out the opposition below 150 in the 1st innings (54 instances) - 7 times to Aus