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Friday 16 December 2016

Ind v Eng Test Series 2016: India Take 3-0 Lead With Innings Win In Mumbai

#IndvEng #TestSeries 2016

#Ravi Ashwin wrapped up the England 2nd Innings within 8 overs of the 5th morning to give India a thumping win and 3-0 series win at Mumbai. There is one more test match at #Chennai to go but that is a #DeadRubber now.

Starting the day at 182 for 6, still 49 runs short of making India bat again, #JonnyBairstow and #JosButler were their only hopes to carry their innings forward and build some sort of leadf for their bowlers to bowl at. However, #Ashwin trapped Bairstow leg-before. He was quickly followed by #AdilRashid who holed out in the deep. 

It was #Butler to go next, trying to sweep against Ashwin, bowl taking the boots and spooning it to first slip. OUT was #Umpire verdict and Stokes challenged it. However, replays clearly indicated that the ball took Stokes bat, on the boots and popped up to slip for a simple catch. 

The very next over, Ashwin cleaned 'em all up, #JakeBall edging one behind. GAME OVER.
4 wickets for 14 runs in 8 overs on Day 5 and India won by a whopping margin of Innings and 35 runs.

Man of the Match:
Virat Kohli for his scintillating 235 to set a brilliant platform for his bowlers to take 20 wickets.
Ashwin wasnt far behind with 12 wickets but the stage at which Virat took control of the game was crucial in determining the outcome of the match. 

Kohli brought up his third double-ton of the year. He has scored a double-ton in the three consecutive series that he has played. First in West Indies, then against New Zealand at Indore and now against England. Prior to this year, Kohli had no double-ton in First-Class cricket. Not only he registered the highest score by an Indian captain but also the highest score by an Indian batsman against England. He broke a plethora of records, bringing India to the brink of another famous victory. India have lost their last two Tests against England at Mumbai, and therefore we can expect a refreshing change in pattern.

Brief Scores:
1st Innings: 400
2nd Innings: 196

1st Innings: 631

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