Player of the Match
Player of the Match
    4.5 inswinger this time and he's gone! Lets out a violent cry as a plan comes together (Yes, I stole that from Hannibal). Vijay was jumping across to protect his off stump but this good length ball jags back at him alarmingly. His flick is a little slow in coming down, ball thuds into his pads on middle and leg and he has to walk back. India's opening partnership fails again 6/1
    6.1 good length ball, tucked into the on side and he sets off for a quick single. An awful single considering there was short midwicket. Woakes raced in, takes aim and hammers down the poles! Gambhir's uncertain innings ends in woeful fashion. Will he get back into an Indian Test side again? And to make matters worse it's pelting down now 9/2
    12.5 and another! One closer to Botham. That. Was. A. Ripper. He's nervous about the one coming in, this one holds its line outside off, Pujara trying to get forward but can only get a thin edge to the keeper. 30/3
    23.2 got him, late swing and nicked to slip! A final failure to launch on a dismal tour for Kohli, though he was undone by a cracker of a ball from Jordan, a touch fuller and straighter, he was trying to whip it through midwicket but the ball swerved, clipped the edge and nestled in Alastair Cook's grasp 62/6
    17.5 what a stunning catch! England can do no wrong. Ballance has held a screamer at third slip. Rahane pushing at length ball, but for all the world it didn't look as though the edge would carry...then Ballance sprang across to his left and grabbed it inches off the turf in front of second slip. One of the better slip catches you will see. 45/4
    18.4 and another! Five down. And it's the in-form captain. This could finish very quickly. The delivery didn't do very much, a touch of extra bounce from back-of-a-length and Dhoni got an inside edge into his thigh pad which flew nicely to short leg 46/5
    not out
    25.2 draws the edge this time, Ballance can't take it... but Bell grabs the rebound! India are seven down and the white flag is slowly being raised! In fact, might as well be a pair of white underpants on a stick. Jordan looks delighted, Bell is gambolling around in celebration. Ashwin pushed hard at the delivery on the up, turned around to see the ricochet swallowed, tucked his bat under his arm and marched off 70/7
    25.6 gone, catching practice in the slips! India are snowballing towards a huge defeat, the ball was full, wide enough to leave but Bhuvnesh, once a model of lower-order probity for India, lost all discipline and sliced a leaden-footed drive straight to second slip 74/8
    26.6 COMEDY RUN-OUT KLAXON! Moeen Ali may not take a wicket in this Test - he's barely had a bowl, so feeble has India's resistance been - but his name goes down next to this, Aaron nudged the ball through backward square leg, came charging back for a non-existent second as Moeen circled to throw, and even though Buttler had to dive to his left to break the stumps, there was daylight to the line 84/9
    29.2 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 94/10
    15 (b 8, lb 6, w 1)
    94 all out (29.2 Overs, RR: 3.20, 143 minutes)
    Fall of wickets: 1-6 (M Vijay, 4.5 ov), 2-9 (G Gambhir, 6.1 ov), 3-30 (CA Pujara, 12.5 ov), 4-45 (AM Rahane, 17.5 ov), 5-46 (MS Dhoni, 18.4 ov), 6-62 (V Kohli, 23.2 ov), 7-70 (R Ashwin, 25.2 ov), 8-74 (B Kumar, 25.6 ov), 9-84 (VR Aaron, 26.6 ov), 10-94 (I Sharma, 29.2 ov)
    JM Anderson8.031622.0000
    SCJ Broad10.022212.2000
    CR Woakes7.002413.4210
    CJ Jordan4.201844.1500

Match Details


England , elected to field first

Series result

England won the 5-match series 3-1

Player of the match

Match number


Hours of play (local time)

11am start, Lunch 13.00-13.40, Tea 15.40-16.00, Close 18.00

Match days

15,16,17 August 2014 (5-day match)

TV Umpires

Reserve Umpire

Match Referee

Close of Play

  • Fri, 15 Aug - day 1 - England 1st innings 62/0 (AN Cook 24*, SD Robson 33*, 19 ov)
  • Sat, 16 Aug - day 2 - England 1st innings 385/7 (JE Root 92*, CJ Jordan 19*, 105 ov)
  • Sun, 17 Aug - day 3 - India 2nd innings 94 (29.2 ov) - end of match

Match Notes

Worse than 2011?


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

Wretched memories


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


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


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

Ashwin abroad


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


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

Cook v Ishant


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


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