Cricket: Ravindra Jadeja’s seven-wicket haul wins India the 5th Test against England
The hosts won by an innings and 75 runs.
India on Tuesday bagged the fourth Test of the five-match series against England, snatching an unlikely win on Day 5 in Chennai. The hosts won by an innings and 75 runs after England succumbed meekly to fold up for 207 in the final stages of the day’s play.
India’s mammoth second innings score of 759/7, led by Karun Nair’s unbeaten 303, had given the team a lead of 282, but Ravindra Jadeja (7/48) was the chief architect behind India’s performace on Day 5.
England appeared to have averted a bad innings with a solid 103-run opening partnership between skipper Alastair Cook and Keaton Jennings, but Jadeja’s dismissal of Cook triggered a collapse – the visitors lost their next three wickets for just 19 runs. Moeen Ali and Ben Stokes stablised their game with a watchful 63-run stand, but Jadeja sent both batsmen back in quick succession to spark off hopes of an improbable win.
Liam Dawson and Adil Rashid were dismissed by Amit Mishra and Umesh Yadav. Jadeja picked up the last two wickets as Virat Kohli’s men wrapped up the game with just half an hour left in the day’s play. India had already won the series after winning the fourth Test in Mumbai and are now unbeaten in 18 straight Tests, of which they won 14.