England thrash India to win series

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England capped their turnaround in fortunes since Lord's with an innings and 244-run win in the fifth Test against India at The Oval, bowling the visitors out for 94 in less than 30 overs in the evening of day three.

England capped their turnaround in fortunes since Lord's with an innings and 244-run win in the fifth Test against India at The Oval, bowling the visitors out for 94 in less than 30 overs in the evening of day three.

England were all out for 486 in the morning, with Joe Root's unbeaten 149 propelling the hosts to a formidable lead of 338. India got nowhere near that though as Chris Jordan took four wickets and Stuart Binny top scored with 25.

England started the day on 385 for seven. Root's century was added to a brisk knock by Stuart Broad as England added nearly 100 runs to their overnight score in 11 overs. Root was given a lifeline early in the day, chopping on, but Ishant Sharma had overstepped.

Once England were out, they made their intentions to end the match that day very clear, with James Anderson bagging Murali Vijay for two in the fifth over. He was trapped LBW, before opening partner Gautam Gambhir was run out for three.

This dismissal brought lunch, as well as the rain, and play was delayed by around half an hour into the afternoon. It didn't bother England though, as India seemed to give up all pretense of fight, dishing wickets out like sweeties.

Virat Kohli tried to get his form back on track, and batted for longer than usual in this series, watching as his colleagues departed. Cheteshwar Pujara was out for 11, caught behind off Anderson.

Ajinkya Rahane was then brilliantly caught in the slips by Gary Ballance, low and one-handed, leaving India on 45 for four. MS Dhoni followed a run later, for a duck, giving Chris Woakes a wicket.

Jordan then got into the act with two wickets in one over, bagging Ravi Ashwin and Bhuvneshwar Kumar, both caught by Ian Bell. Prior to that though, Kohli had fallen for 20, off 52 balls.

The end was but a whimper as Varun Aaron was run out via long Moeen Ali throw from the ropes, and the final wicket saw Ishant caught by Ali off Jordan. The England players rushed to grab a stump, while India's batsmen walked off, grim-faced.

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