It was a familiar story all together as hosts India completed a comprehensive win over England at Chennai to claim the coveted Anthony de Mello Trophy. The series turned out to be perfect for India as they dished out perfect treatment to England following their disastrous tours to England on previous two occasions.
India did manage to take ten wickets in the last two sessions to take the game by an innings and 75 runs at Chennai to seal 4-0 win over England in the five match test series. India also became the first side from Asia to defeat the visitors with a margin of 4-0 in a test series. Kohli’s men are on the verge of something special as they are on a record undefeated 18 test match streak over taking the previous tally of Kapil Dev’s India side from 1985 to 1987.
England started well in their last innings facing a huge task to bat out the whole final day against India on a weary surface. Cook was the first to go once again taken out by wily left arm spinner Ravendra Jadeja to give India their first breakthrough. Ravendra Jadeja gained confidence and soon foxed Jennings to see him lob the ball straight back to him. Ravendra Jadeja ran through the side to take seven wickets as England was bundled out for 207 runs. Despite openers gave a good start, the rest of batting showed no resilience to stay and grind out the runs as India marched to yet another comfortable win.
England did start well in this game as they piled 477 runs due to Moeen Ali’s splendid ton but the surface was so good that India replied with a mammoth 759 runs as Karun Nair made a dazzling triple hundred followed by KL Rahul who fell one run short of richly deserved double ton. It was always the case that the English spinners were not that good enough in comparison to the Indian spin duo of Ravi Ashwin and Ravendra Jadeja.
Karun Nair was named man of the match for this game for his splendid triple ton while Indian captain Virat Kohli was awarded man of the series as he piled up 655 runs in the five match series against England.