5th Test, Day 5 - Ravindra Jadeja's 7-fer destroys England, India register comprehensive 4-0 series win
Virat Kohli-led India defeated England by an innings and 75 runs on Day 5 of the fifth Test, courtesy a sensational seven-wicket haul by Ravindra Jadeja.
Chennai: Indian spinner Ravindra Jadeja ripped through the England batting order with a brilliant seven-wicket haul on Day 5 of the fifth Test match between India and England at MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chepauk, as Virat Kohli's men defeated visitors by an innings and 75 runs. With the win, Kohli and his team have sealed the five-match series 4-0, extending their winning streak to 18 matches.
Over 88 | Score 207/8 | (Buttler 6*)
It's all over for England! Jadeja picked his seventh wicket of the match to end England's innings.
After other bowlers looked non-convincing, Kohli went to Jadeja again who picked his sixth wicket of the match! Jadeja bowled a brilliant flighted and quicker ball to Broad, who edged it to short leg. One of those days when Jadeja looks unplayable!
JT Ball c Kohli b Jadeja 0 (3b)
SCJ Broad c Pujara b Jadeja 1 (16b)
Over 83 | Score 206/8 | (Buttler 6*, Broad 0*)
The two batsmen are trying their best to draw the match. Indian spinners are dominating the proceedings, creating opportunities in each over. 80 overs have been bowled today. With ten overs remaining, Buttler and Broad have an uphill task ahead of them.
Over 81 | Score 200/8 | (Buttler 3*, Rashid 0*)
Umesh Yadav picked his first wicket of the innings when Adil Rashid played an awkward shot and gave an easy catch to Jadeja at point. Stuart Broad is the new man in. India are two wickets away from 4-0 lead.
AU Rashid c Jadeja b Yadav 2 (18b)
Over 76 | Score 197/7 | (Buttler 3*, Rashid 0*)
Amit Mishra picked his first wicket of the innings when he bamboozled Liam Dawson with a superb googly. After a slow start today, the spinners have brought India back in the match. England still trail by England trail by 85 runs with 3 wickets remaining.
LA Dawson b Mishra 0 (7b)
Over 74 | Score 193/6 | (Buttler 0*, Dawson 0*)
Jadeja claimed the much-deserved five-wicket haul as Ben Stokes became his next victim. Stokes was looking to work down the leg side but mistimed it straight to midwicket! Wickets are falling in quick succession now! India need just four more wickets to win the series 4-0.
BA Stokes c Nair b Jadeja 23 (54b)
Over 72 | Score 192/5 | (Stokes 22*, Buttler 0*)
Sir Jadeja is unstoppable today! He has got India another breakthrough with the wicket of Moeen Alli. The left-hander was looking to clear midwicket, but didn't time it well as the ball went to Ashwin, who timed his jump to perfection to grab a good catch. Ali and Stokes added 63 runs for the fifth wicket. Jos Buttler is the new man in. Both Stokes and Buttler are big-hitters, but their team needs them to peform a different role today.
MM Ali c Ashwin b Jadeja 44 (97b)
Over 64 | Score 167/4 | (Ali 32*, Stokes 13*)
TEA: Just before the end of second session, Ali scored two boundaries in R Ashwin's 22nd over. The veteran offie has had a tough day today as he few closes chances didn't go his way. Ali and Stokes have added unbeaten 38 runs for the fifth-wicket partnership, but England need them a much bigger partnership at the moment.
Over 60 | Score 143/4 | (Ali 17*, Stokes 5*)
After Jadeja picked three quick wickets, Moeen Ali and Ben Stokes are batting with extra caution. England still trail by 139 runs with 6 wickets remaining. England would be more than happy if they can saved the match from here onwards.
Over 53 | Score 130/4 | (Ali 13*, Stokes 0*)
Ravindra Jadeja got India another breakthrough, albeit off Ishant Sharma's bowling, off a sensation effort. Ishant fired a bouncer and Bairstow went over midwicket, Jadeja immediately ran backwards and had to stretch in his front where he completed a mind-blowing catch. Superb effort from Jadeja. Ben Stokes is the new man in.
JM Bairstow c Jadeja b Sharma 1 (6b)
Over 50 | Score 126/3 | (Ali 10*)
Sir Jadeja strikes again! This time it's the big fish – Joe Root! Once again the right-hander missed the sweep, it hit him on the pads but the field umpire wasn't convinced despite a huge appeal from Jadeja & Co. After some contemplation, Kohli went for the review and it has worked in his favour yet again! Jonny Bairstow is the new man in. Jadeja has brought India back in the game.
Over 45 | Score 112/2 | (Root 1*, Ali 2*)
Soon after dismissing Cook, Jadeja removed Keaton Jennings as well, after the left-hander gave an easy catch back to the bowler. Jennings had hit a boundary off the previous ball, he charged down the wicket off the next ball, but checked his shot at the last moment and gave an easy return catch to Jadeja. From 103/0, England are now strugling at 111/2. Moeen Ali is the new man in and England need yet another partnership.
KK Jennings c & b Jadeja 54 (121b)
Over 40 | Score 103/1 | (Jennings 48*, Root 0*)
Ravindra Jadeja got India the much-needed breakthrough when Cook played with the spin and the ball went towards leg slips where Lokesh Rahul held on to an excellent catch towards his left. For the sixth time in the series, Cook has been dismissed by Jadeja. The England skipper also mised his fifty by one run. The wicket also ended the 103-run stand for opening wicket. Joe Root is the new man in.
AN Cook c Rahul b Jadeja 49 (134b)
Over 37 | Score 97/0 | (Cook 46*, Jennings 45*)
LUNCH: 32 overs were bowled in the first session where the visitors scored 85 runs. Cook and Jennings have fought hard in this morning session. One dropped chance, plenty of edges which have not carried - Indian bowlers have created opportunities but the luck hasn't gone their away. England now trail by 185 runs with all ten wickets intact. Indian bowlers need to bounce back in the next session.
Over 25 | Score 51/0 | (Cook 26*, Jennings 25*)
Cook and Jennings have got their team to a good start on the final day. The two left-handers have looked vulnerable against Indian spinners, but have ensure that the team doesn't lose any wickets. The opening pair has added 51 runs so far.
Over 15 | Score 29/0 | (Cook 13*, Jennings 16*)
Ashwin has been bowling with a brilliant line and length, troubling both the left-handers. He would have already bagged a wicket today had Parthiv held on to that chance. Both Cook and Jennings are in a defensive mood and that's the right strategy as England are looking to draw the match.
Over 8 | Score 15/0 | (Cook 4*, Jennings 11*)
R Ashwin almost got an early breakthrough for India today, but Parthiv Patel could not hold to an edge from Alastair Cook. The ball spun away from Cook, Parthiv moved towards his left and couldn't hold on to the chance.
Day 4 Recap
Young Karun Nair announced his arrival at the world stage with an unforgettable triple ton (303 not out) as India broke a deluge of records en route their highest ever Test total of 759 for 7 against England.
It was a day that solely belongs to the 25-year-old Karun, who become the second Indian batsman after the legendary Virender Sehwag (twice) to hit a triple hundred in Test match cricket.
During his marathon 381-ball innings, Karun hit 32 boundaries and four huge sixes as India took a huge lead of 282 runs before England finished the day at 12 for no loss.
With 90 overs remaining on the final day and a reasonably good track to bat on, England will fancy their chance of at least saving the Test.
Resuming at the overnight score of 391-4, Nair and Murali Vijay (29) found the going a bit tough against the duo of Dawson and Stuart Broad.
Umesh Yadav and Ishant Sharma may come into play if there is some reverse swing on offer for the bowlers which hasn't exactly been the case during the last four days.
New Delhi: Welcome to our live coverage of Day 5 action of the India-England fifth Test being played at MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chepauk, Chennai.