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  • 4:51 PM IST
    I leave you with KP’s criticism of Cook. Probably, we have seen his last Test as England’s captain. No, I guess. England believe he can do no wrong. India have ended 2016 as the No.1 side. Goodbye. Hope you enjoyed our live blog.

  • 4:50 PM IST

  • 4:45 PM IST
    This is only the second series since Ashwin’s debut that he hasn’t won the Man of the Match. Meanwhile, Jadeja achieved this:

  • 4:43 PM IST
    Kohli is getting there. Brilliant.

  • 4:30 PM IST

    Virat Kohli: “This is a proud moment for me as the Indian captain to see our fast bowlers do better than our oppositions.”

    Yes, Shami and Umesh were better than Anderson and Broad. Amazing.
  • 4:29 PM IST
    Poor batting display. They repeated the second Test in Bangladesh.

  • 4:26 PM IST
    The last time Pietersen was playing Test cricket in India, England ended winning the series 2-1. This time around he was tagged as a ‘disruptive influence’. Surely, England would have batted better in KP’s presence.
  • 4:25 PM IST
    The last time Pietersen was playing Test cricket in India, England ended winning the series 2-1. This time around he was tagged as a ‘disruptive influence’. Surely, England would have batted better in KP’s presence.
  • 4:24 PM IST

    …And finally, we have a break for Ashwin. Kohli with 655 runs at over 109 wins the Player of the Series.

  • 4:22 PM IST

    Karun Nair wins the Man of the Match for his triple ton. I think Jadeja made a strong case for himself too. He has to be content with the Bankable Player of the Match, whatever that means.

  • 4:21 PM IST
    Truly, amazing stat.

  • 4:21 PM IST
    India’s run in last 18 Tests…

    W W W D W W W D W D W W W D W W W W

    This is India’s 18th consecutive Test without any defeat, which is now the best record for the team. The previous record of 17 consecutive Test without any defeat came under Kapil Dev between 1985 and 1987.
  • 4:11 PM IST
    Not a good wake up call…
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  • 4:06 PM IST

    Jadeja claims 10 for 154 on a surface that was very good for batting. However, Ashwin was the best bowler in this Test.

  • 4:00 PM IST
    Sarcasm. Yes. Let us give it to India. This was a good batting surface.

  • 3:58 PM IST

    First time an Asian side has defeated England 4-0. Cook now is the most defeated English skipper with 22 losses. Is it the end of the Captain Cook era?

  • 3:57 PM IST

    That’s it! India have won the series by an innings and 75 runs. Jadeja takes 7. Absolutely stunning scenes at Chennai. Jadeja has architected this.

    OUT! Jake Ball c Virat Kohli b Ravindra Jadeja 0 (3)
  • 3:56 PM IST
    Broad looks to fend. Extra bounce beats him, takes his gloves and straight to Pujara at short-leg. It brushes the glove.

    OUT! Stuart Broad c Cheteshwar Pujara b Ravindra Jadeja 1 (16)
  • 3:49 PM IST
    Steyn has been a huge admirer of Umesh. The Indian pacer may not have the numbers but he has bowled with lot of fire. Meanwhile, Jadeja is beating the bat on consistent basis.
  • 3:47 PM IST
    How does it matter? It’s time-wasting tactic. Meanwhile, Jadeja is back in the attack.

  • 3:44 PM IST
    Umesh is banging it short to the Englishmen, who are wasting precious time.

  • 3:32 PM IST

    A straighter one from Ashwin. Broad pads it. India review. It would have missed the stumps. Parthiv should have been a better judge here. Terrible review. I think as a wicketkeeper he was in a good position to understand the turn.

  • 3:26 PM IST

    New ball and Umesh strikes! The gamble of taking the new ball works. Rashid looks to work it on the leg-side, gets a leading edge to Jadeja at point.

    OUT! Adil Rashid c Ravindra Jadeja b Umesh Yadav 2 (18)
  • 3:23 PM IST

    India have gone for the second new ball.

  • 3:22 PM IST

    Kohli brings Umesh in the attack. The second new ball is due. Will India go for it?

  • 3:15 PM IST

    The Rajkot-like countdown begins…

    45 minutes to go…
    …minimum of 17 overs.
    Can England survive the spin-storm or will India make it 4-0?
  • 3:13 PM IST
    Oh dear. Now it’s Jadeja. He has got his first five-for in this series. Why should Ashwin have all the fun?

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Good Morning, शुभ प्रभात! Hello and Welcome to CricketCountry’s live blog of the fifth and final day of the ongoing fifth and final Test between India and England at the MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai on Tuesday. I am Suvajit Mustafi, and I will be bringing to you all the live updates from this tie. India certainly were on the driver’s seat at stumps on Day 4, after the batsmen, especially Karun Nair just lit up the entire stadium as he went on to score his maiden triple hundred in the game, squashing numerous records.His triple ton has given India a 282-run lead.

India managed to score their highest total ever in Test cricket, as they declared their innings on 759 for 7 wickets, with Nair remaining unbeaten on 303, while KL Rahul was the second highest scorer with 199 runs, becoming only the second Indian to be dismissed one run short of 200. As for the other batsmen, wicketkeeper-batsman Parthiv Patel scored 71, while Ravichandran Ashwin, and Ravindra Jadeja scored 67 and 51, respectively. As far as England’s bowling is concerned, it was Stuart Broad, and Liam Dawson, who managed to claim 2 wickets each for 80 and 129, respectively, while Moeen Ali, Ben Stokes, and Adil Rashid claimed a wicket each. England currently trail by 270 runs, after they went to stumps at 12 for no loss.

FULL CRICKET SCORECARD: India vs England, 5th Test at Chennai

There is no denying that it has been a poor tour for England so far, as they will be walking out for the final time in this Test series on Tuesday, hoping to bat out the entire day, salvaging a draw. It was just a few months back, when England were fighting for the No.1 spot in Test cricket. However, with three successive losses in the series, and a potential fourth loss on the cards, it would be interesting to see how much they slip in the Test rankings.

India vs England, 5th Test, Day 5: Preview

Another interesting fact is that the last time England went on to lose these many matches in a row, they went for a side overhaul, which saw the new team coming  up with lots of promising players. As for now, they have been drubbed badly by the likes of Indian stars like Virat Kohli, Cheteshwar Pujara, Rahul, Nair, Ashwin, Jadeja, and many more. While England have also had a poor time in the Test series, they would be looking to come back for the limited-overs fixtures in a better frame of mind.

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For England, it would be a colossal task to save the Test, as they would have to bat out the entire Day Five to stand any chance to save themselves from a 4-0 humiliation. Also, the pitch is not behaving so good, and Day Five would certainly see a good assist from the pitch for the Indian bowlers, as they would stand a perfect chance to get rid of the English innings soon, and complete a 4-0 win in the series. However, a valiant effort from the English batsmen could well see them settling for a draw.


India: Murali Vijay, KL Rahul, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli (c), Karun Nair, Ravichandran Ashwin, Parthiv Patel (wk), Ravindra Jadeja, Amit Mishra, Ishant Sharma, Umesh Yadav.

England: Alastair Cook (c), Keaton Jennings, Joe Root, Moeen Ali, Jonny Bairstow, Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler (wk), Liam Dawson, Adil Rashid, Stuart Broad, Jake Ball.