Having won the toss, Alastair Cook would have hoped for some respite and when Moeen Ali’s 146 helped them post 477 on board, it looked like England finally had a score on board.
But much to their dismay, India responded with aplomb. KL Rahul scored a fluent 199 opening the batting. The worse though was yet to come for the touring side as Karun Nair became only the second Indian to record a triple ton as his unbeaten 303 took India to a massive 759/7 declared.
England began well on the final day to be 97 for 0 at lunch but lost the plot completely losing all ten wickets in a heap to get bowled out for 207, handing Ravindra Jadeja who took 7/48 in the second innings, his first 10-wicket haul in Test cricket.
While Karun Nair was deservedly the Man of the Match, it was Virat Kohli who was awarded Man of the series.
First Published: December 20, 2018, 3:36 PM IST