Ashwin shreds English tail

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Ravichandran Ashwin made short work of England’s lower order claiming his 24th Test five wicket haul as India recorded an emphatic win by an innings and 36 runs in Mumbai.

England resumed on day five needing 49 runs to make India bat again but they could only manage 13 as Ashwin confirmed his spot as the number one Test bowler in the world.

India took just 12 overs to finish off the English resistance with Ashwin claiming all four wickets on the final day.

DRS saved Jonny Bairstow (51) twice on day four but a review would prove futile on the final day as Ashwin squared him up brilliantly with a carrom ball trapping him leg before.

Ashwin bowled Woakes through the gate pulling off a text book off spinner’s dismissal to send the allrounder packing for a duck.

Adil Rashid added his name to the list of English batsman who have thrown their wickets away this series as he chipped Ashwin to midwicket to allow the tweaker to claim his five for.

Another carrom ball accounted for number 11 James Anderson shortly afterwards with Buttler left not out on six at the other end.

Ashwin claimed 12 wickets in the match and seems to be on course to smash records for fun during this season.

India secured the Anthony De Mello trophy with their third win in four matches taking a 3-0 lead into the fifth and final Test in Chennai.