Mumbai - Indian spinner Ravichandran Ashwin tore through England's
lower order on Monday as the hosts won the fourth Test in Mumbai by an innings and
36 runs, clinching the series 3-0.
England started the final day at the Wankhede Stadium
trailing by 49 runs with four wickets remaining and required something
extraordinary to avoid defeat.
But India took just half-an-hour to send them packing as
deadly off-spinner Ashwin grabbed all four wickets, taking his match haul to
Ashwin first dispatched Jonny Bairstow, who could only add
one run to his overnight half-century, before clean-bowling Chris Woakes for
Adil Rashid was then caught in the deep by Lokesh Rahul for
two, off Ashwin's bowling, to put England at 193 with just one wicket
James Anderson was then caught to become Ashwin's sixth
victim of the innings as England were all out for 195, failing to make India
England posted 400 in their first innings before India put
on a massive 631, including a Virat Kohli double century and tons for Murali
Vijay and Jayant Yadav.
Captain Kohli struck 235 runs for his third double century
of the year, while Yadav's 104 marked his maiden Test hundred.
England were already up against it going into the second
innings and they slumped to 182-6 by the end of day four.
Opener Keaton Jennings was out for a golden duck while
captain Alastair Cook could only make 18 as England's batsman failed to cope
with India's spin attack.
Ashwin finished with figures of 6-55 while Ravindra Jadeja
grabbed 2-63 as Kohli's side humbled the visitors to win the series with a
match to spare.
The fifth Test, which will be a dead rubber, starts in
Chennai later this week.