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