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Old Trafford Test: England defeat India by an innings and 54 runs

India suffer humiliating innings and 54 runs defeat; lose nine wickets in post-tea session

Manchester: Moeen Ali starred in a dramatic England victory for the second time in as many matches as they crushed India by an innings and 54 runs to win the fourth Test at Old Trafford on Saturday with more than two days to spare.


Pacer Chris Jordan celebrates dismissing India’s last man Pankaj Singh as well as England’s victory at Old Trafford in Manchester on Saturday. PIC/AFP

India suffered their second spectacular collapse of the match in losing nine wickets after tea on the third day — including five for 13 in 21 balls — as England went 2-1 up in the five-match series ahead of next week’s finale at The Oval.

Ali, whose Test-best six for 67 sealed England’s 266-run win in the third Test at Southampton — their first victory in 11 Tests — took four for 13 in 37 balls on the way to innings figures of four for 39 in 13 overs. At tea, India were 33 for one in their second innings — with all-rounder Chris Woakes having taken his first wicket of the series to dismiss Murali Vijay.


Stuart Broad is hit on the nose by a delivery from pacer Varun Aaron on Saturday. The body blow forced the England bowler not to take the field when India came out to bat in the second innings. The injury sent Broad to hospital. PIC:AP/PTI

But this was quickly transformed into 66-6. What made this slump all the more extraordinary was England fast-medium bowler Stuart Broad, who took 6-25 in India’s first innings 152 all out — where they had been eight for four early on — was off the field after being hit on the nose by a Varon Aaron bouncer after trying to hook the fast bowler for a third six in as many balls.

>> England lead series 2-1

>> Next Test: The Oval, London from August 15

Scorecard: Day 3

india 1st innings 152
England 1st innings (overnight: 237-6)
A Cook c Singh b Aaron 17
S Robson b Kumar 6
G Ballance lbw b Aaron 37
I Bell c Dhoni b Kumar . . .58
C Jordan c Aaron b Kumar 13
J Root c Dhoni
b Pankaj Singh 77
M Ali b Aaron 13
J Buttler c Pujara
b Pankaj Singh . . . . . . . . . 70
C Woakes not out 26
S Broad retired hurt 12 J Anderson lbw b Jadeja 9
Extras (b 5, lb 12, w 6, nb 6) 29
Total (all out; 105.3 overs) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 367
Fall of wickets 1-21, 2-36,
3-113, 4-136, 5-140, 6-170, 7-304, 8-325, 9-367
Bowling
B Kumar 24-7-75-3
P Singh 28-5-113-2
V Aaron 26-4-97-3
R Ashwin . . . . . . . . 14-1-29-0
R Jadeja . . . . . . . . 13.3-1-36-1
india 2nd innings
M Vijay lbw b Woakes 18
G Gambhir c Buttler
b Anderson 18
C Pujara lbw b Ali 17
V Kohli c Bell b Anderson 7
A Rahane c & b Ali 1
MS Dhoni c Ballance b Ali 27
R Jadeja c Jordan b Ali 4
R Ashwin not out . . . . . . . 46
B Kumar run out (Ali/†Buttler) 10
V Aaron c Buttler b Jordan 9
Pankaj Singh b Jordan 0
Extras (b 1, lb 1, w 1, nb 1) 4 Total (all out; 43 overs) 161
Fall of wickets 1-26, 2-53,
3-53, 4-61, 5-61, 6-66, 7-105, 8-133, 9-161
Bowling
J Anderson 9-4-18-2
C Woakes 9-2-37-1
C Jordan 12-1-65-2
M Ali 13-3-39-4

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