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Guardian www.guardian.co.tt Monday, August 18, 2014
The England cricket team celebrate with champagne their 3-1 series win, after defeating India on the third
day of the fifth test cricket match at Oval cricket ground in London, yesterday. Captain Alastair Cook holds
the trophy from the series. AP PHOTO
LONDON---England s bowlers
destroyed India s batting order once
again, dismissing the tourists for only
94 runs to seal a 3-1 series victory on
day three of the fifth Test at the Oval
Chris Jordan and James Anderson
spearheaded England s brutal bowling
attack as the hosts thrashed India by
an innings and 244 runs---the tourists
third heaviest Test defeat ever. India
has now lost both its last two Tests
within three days and by an innings
defeat each time.
India captain Mahendra Singh
Dhoni---who scored 82 in India s first
innings 148---was asked if the series
defeat could bring an end to his six-
It marks a huge turnaround in the
status of the rival captains from the
second test at Lord s, where India
recorded a brilliant 95-run victory to
lead the series 1-0.
At that point, all the pressure was
on Dhoni s opposite number Alastair
Cook. England were winless in ten
Tests, having been whitewashed 5-0
in the Ashes before losing a test series
at home for the first time to Sri Lanka,
while Cook himself was enduring a
barren spell with the bat.
Now, after three consecutive victories
resulting in an emphatic 3-1 series win
and individual scores of 95, 79 and 70
since that defeat, Cook has silenced
critics, including past England captains,
who were demanding his resignation.
England s day began brightly when
Joe Root, resuming on 92, made his
fifth test century by whipping Ishant
Sharma s delivery for three between
mid-on and midwicket.
But Sharma struck with the next
ball, as Jordan edged behind to Dhoni
Jordan s dismissal brought Stuart
Broad to the crease, who instantly
forged an aggressive partnership with
Root. The duo punished India with 63
off 41 balls for the ninth wicket, smash-
ing India s bowlers all over the ground,
much to the delight of the home crowd.
Broad even had Jacques Kallis nine-
year record for the fastest Test-match
50 in his sights when he hooked Sharma
for six and followed with a single to
reach 35 from only 15 balls.
Kallis reached his half century from
24 deliveries against Zimbabwe in 2005
but Broad, who has a fractured nose
after edging Varun Aaron s bouncer
into his grille in the fourth Test, could
only increase his total by two.
After displaying early aggression
against Sharma s short bowling, he
understandably ducked out of some
intimidating deliveries coming up at
Sharma eventually avenged Broad
hitting him for six when he got another
brutal short ball gloved to Virat Kohli
at third slip. Broad s 37 came from 21
balls. Root thought he was out on 109
when he dragged Sharma s delivery
onto his leg and into the stumps, but
a television replay showed Sharma frac-
tionally overstepped the line for a no
Ravichandran Ashwin finally ended
England s first innings, removing
Anderson lbw for 1.
Root finished unbeaten on 149, an
innings that won him man-of-the-
match. India was 9-2 at lunch in reply
after Anderson trapped Murali Vijay
lbw for 2 and Chris Woakes ran out
Gautam Gambhir on 3 from mid-on.
Gambhir wandered from his crease
as he contemplated a quick single, and
Woakes ran in and ruined his stumps
with a direct hit.
And despite the start of the second
session being delayed by 50 minutes
due to a brief rain shower, England
continued to enforce its advantage.
Pujara edged Anderson behind to Jos
Buttler for 11 before a brilliant catch
from Gary Ballance, diving across from
third slip to grasp a thin low edge with
one hand, saw Ajinkya Rahane (4) fall
India to win 5th
Test and series
INDIA 1ST INNINGS: 148
England 1st Innings
Alastair Cook c Vijay b Aaron
Sam Robson b Aaron
Gary Ballance c Pujara b Ashwin
Ian Bell c Dhoni b Sharma
Joe Root not out
Moeen Ali b Ashwin
Jos Buttler c Ashwin b Sharma
Chris Woakes c Dhoni b Kumar
Chris Jordan c Dhoni b Sharma
Stuart Broad c Kohli b Sharma
James Anderson lbw b Ashwin
Extras: (18b, 3lb, 1w, 11nb)
Fall of wickets: 1-66, 2-191, 3-201, 4-204, 5-229, 6-309,
7-318, 8-400, 9-463, 10-486.
Bowling: Bhuvneshwar Kumar 24-3-86-1, Ishant Sharma
30-8-96-4, Varun Aaron 29-1-153-2, Stuart Binny 12-0-
58-0, Ravichandran Ashwin 21.3-2-72-3.
India 2nd Innings
Murali Vijay lbw Anderson
Gautam Gambhir run out Woakes
C Pujara c Buttler b Anderson
Virat Kohli c Cook b Jordan
Ajinkya Rahane c Ballance b Broad
M Singh Dhoni c Robson b Woakes
Stuart Binny not out
Ravichandran Ashwin c Bell b Jordan* 7
Bhuvneshwar Kumar c Bell b Jordan* 4
Varun Aaron run out Ali
Ishant Sharma c Ali b Jordan
Extras: (4b, 10lb, 1w) *15
Fall of wickets: 1-6, 2-9, 3-30, 4-45, 5-46, 6-62, 7-70, 8-
74, 9-84, 10-94.
Bowling: James Anderson 8-3-16-2, Stuart Broad 10-2-
22-1, Chris Woakes 7-0-24-1, Chris Jordan 4.2-0-18-4.
Umpires: Kumar Dharmasena, Sri Lanka, and Paul
TV umpire: Tim Robinson, England. Match referee:
Ranjan Madugalle, Sri Lanka.
Result: England wins by an innings and 244 runs.
Series: England wins 3-1.
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