Ahmedabad: India won the fourth Test against England by a huge margin. India beat England by an innings and 25 runs. India won the four-match series 3-1. With this victory, India qualified for the final of the World Test Championship. Score England: 205, 135 India: 365
Rishabh Pant was selected as the star of the match. Ashwin is the star of the series. Ashwin took 32 wickets and 189 runs in the series.
Things did not go well for England, who started the second innings with a 160 - run lead over Rishabh's and Washington Sunder's half - centuries in the first innings. Dan Lawrence was the only England batsman to score 50 runs. For India, Ravichandran Ashwin and Akshar Patel took five wickets each.
Ashwin gave India a dream start by dismissing Zack Crowley (5) and Johnny Bairstow (0) in the fourth ball of the fifth over. England were two for 10. Later, India won easily by taking wickets at regular intervals.
Akshar dismissed opener Dom Sibley after Bairstow. Sibley's shot, which he tried to sweep, hit Shubhman Gill's leg. It was Rishabh who caught the ball. Akshar did not touch Ben Stokes, who then reached the crease and scored a half-century in the last innings. Akshar Patel handed over Stokes, who scored two runs, to Virat Kohli. England were 30 for five.
The Joe Root-Oli Pope alliance, which later reunited, gave the impression that it would save England. The duo put together a 35-run stand. At 65, Ashwin and Akshar knocked Joe Root (30) and Oli Pope (15) off consecutive balls to put England on the brink of collapse. Akshar bowled Pope in the last ball of the 25th over while Ashwin bowled the first ball in the 26th over.
Later wicketkeeper Ben Fox could not hold on. Akshar Patel handed over 13 runs to Rahane. Akshar Patel took five wickets, dismissing Dom Bess at the crease after Fox. Akshar had achieved this feat in the last Test as well.
Ashwin took England's ninth wicket, dismissing Jack Leach at the crease. Ashwin also took five wickets, dismissing Dan Lawrence, who soon scored a half-century. Akshar took nine wickets in two innings while Ashwin took eight wickets.
India were bowled out for 365 in the first innings. This gave India a 160-run lead in the first innings. Washington Sunder (96 not out) and Akshar Patel (43 not out) put India ahead at 365. Earlier, Rishabh had bowled 101 runs.
Sunder missed the century he deserved. Sunder still has to wait for his maiden century. At one point, India were all out for seven by 365 for seven. England were quick to bowl out India for three wickets off five balls. Sunder, who was unbeaten on 96, could only look on at the non - striker end. Sunder teamed up with Akshar Patel for 106 runs.
Akshar Patel was the first to come out. Akshar, who tried for an unnecessary run, was run out. Ishant, who came to the crease later, was caught in front of the wicket by Stokes in the fourth ball of the same over when he smashed the last batsman, Siraj.
Anderson took three wickets while Stokes took four wickets for England. Jack Leach took two wickets