England has been defeated by an innings and 75 runs

by Toqui Tahmid | Posted on Tuesday, December 20th, 2016 | 0

Finally, India beat England at the fifth day of Chennai Test by an innings and 75 runs. Through this victory, India has won the Test series by 4 – 0 though it was not necessary for Indian team to win this match because they confirmed the series by winning the fourth test of the tournament. But, it is a new achievement for Men in Blues to beat England with such difference. India lost most of the Test matches against England whether in home or away.

England has been defeated by an innings and 75 runs

Last time, England visited India in 2012 but then India was defeated in test by 2 – 1. However, English team won consecutively three long format series against Men in Blues but through this lose, their winning streak is broken. India played last time a long format tournament against England in 2014 when India toured England. Then they lost by 3 – 1. So, India has got their revenge this time.

However, in the last test which was staged in Chennai, England came to bat and scored 477 runs with none left. Jadeja took three wickets where Yadav and Sharma took two wickets each. Later, India came to bat for first innings and their opening partnership was broken when team score was 152. Patel was out with his individual 71 runs. Pujara and Kohli were the next two batsmen but did not stand against English bowlers too long. After them, Rahul who was one of the two opener, made a long lasting partnership with Karun nair and went close to the double century but that was remain untouched and got out with his brilliant and frustrating 199 runs. Since then, basically, Nair led India to the biggest team score ever for India team and declared the match when their team score was 759 and nair scored individually 303 runs. As the second Indian batsman, he has achieved that honor after Sehwag. Sehwag is still the only one batsman in India who scored triple century twice times in 2004 and 2008.

However, after declaring the first inning with 282 runs lead, England got just one day which means fifth day to make more score to give them target. So, they came to bat but since the beginning of the second innings of England, they fallen into batting accident and no batsmen except Cook and Jennings could stand in front of Indian bowlers. They got packet with 207 runs and lost the match with an innings and 75 runs.

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