Ravichandran Ashwin completed his ten-wicket haul as India beat England by an innings and 36 runs in the fourth Test at Mumbai’s Wankhede Stadium.
On the fifth morning of the Mumbai Test, the hosts took no time to end England’s second innings with Ashwin wrapping up the visitor’s tail early.
Ashwin ended the innings with the figures of 6 for 55 and the match with figures of 12 for 167.
Earlier, a flawless double century by captain Virat Kohli (235) and a resilient century by Jayant Yadav (104) had given India a lead in excess of 200 runs.
Kohli was the star with the bat as he played a measured innings with wickets falling all around him to notch up his third double century of the year.
With in-form rookie Jayant Yadav scoring 104 at the other end, the duo put together a partnership of 241 runs for the 9th wicket to help the hosts amass a formidable first innings score of 631 runs.
England had scored a decent total of 400 in the first innings which looked like a good enough score on a Wankhede track that was taking sharp turn early in the match itself.
But a 4-wicket burst from Ashwin late on the first evening put paid to England’s hope of getting an even bigger score.
India’s reply was headed by Murali Vijay (136), who scored a fine century to signal his return to form before Kohli took centrestage.
The victory means India have now won 5 series in a row under the captaincy of Kohli. The victory at Wankhede also broke the hoodoo of losing to England at Mumbai.