Cricket: England thrash India to seal 3-1 series win

England's Joe Root goes to hit four runs off a ball bowled by India's Ishant Sharma during the third day of the fifth test cricket match at Oval cricket ground in London.

England’s Joe Root goes to hit four runs off a ball bowled by India’s Ishant Sharma during the third day of the fifth test cricket match at Oval cricket ground in London.

LONDON: England hammered India by an innings and 244 runs to win the fifth and final Test at The Oval on Sunday and take the series 3-1.

It was the second time in as many matches, after their innings and 54-run win at Old Trafford, that England had beaten India inside three days.

India were bowled out for just 94 in a second innings that was wrapped up inside 30 overs on Sunday.

Earlier Joe Root’s unbeaten 149 powered England to a first innings total of 486 all out.

Brief scores

India 1st Innings 148 (MS Dhoni 82; C Woakes 3-30, C Jordan 3-32)

England 1st Innings 486 (J Root 149 no, A Cook 79, G Ballance 64, I Sharma 4-96, R Ashwin 3-72)

India 2nd Innings 94 (C Jordan 4-18)

Result: England won by an innings and 244 runs

Series: England win five-match series 3-1.

 
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