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IND Vs ENG, 5th Test Day 3: India Win By Innings And 64 Runs, Seal Series 4-1 - As It Happened

Ravichandran Ashwin claimed his 36th five-wicket haul as India thumped England by an innings and 64 runs in the fifth and final Test in Dharamsala. They also took the series 4-1. Follow the updates of the fifth IND vs ENG Test, Day 3 in Dharamsala here

Ravichandran Ashwin (c) celebrates a wicket against England on day three of the fifth Test match in Dharamsala. AP/Ashwini Bhatia
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Tons from Shubman Gill and Rohit Sharma, followed up by a five-for by Ravichandran Ashwin steered India to a win by an innings and 64 runs over England in the 5th Test in Dharamsala. After bowling out the tourists for 218 on the first day, India registered a mammoth 477 by taking a lead of 259 runs. In the second innings, England were skittled out for 195 after Ashwin's five wickets. Apart from the offie, Jasprit Bumrah and Kuldeep Yadav took two each. For England, Joe Root top-scored with 84 runs whereas Jonny Bairstow scored 39 runs. Earlier, Gill and Rohit scored 110 and 103 runs, respectively in India's first innings. For England, Shoaib Bashir took five wickets and James Anderson took his 700th scalp of his long career. India won the five-match series against England with 4-1 scoreline. Follow the live cricket scores and updates of the IND vs ENG Test at the HPCA Stadium on Saturday, March 9, 2024 here. (Scorecard | Streaming)

And With That, We End Our Coverage For India Vs England

This has been a thoroughly enjoyable series right from the end of January that kick-started things till today, March 9. Many were waiting for 'Bazball' to arrive on Indian shores and it did, but Indian spinners showed why they are quality on home turf. Ben Stokes & co. did put up a fight but apart from the last Test, the tourists went eye-to-eye with the home team, who were missing a host of stars including Virat Kohli.

We hope you have enjoyed this series coverage as we move to the Indian Premier League 2024 very soon. However, before that, Ranji Trophy final awaits us with Mumbai in action against Vidarbha.

BCCI Secretary Jay Shah Announces Test Cricket Incentive Scheme

BCCI Secretary Jay Shah, "I am pleased to announce the initiation of the 'Test Cricket Incentive Scheme' for Senior Men, a step aimed at providing financial growth and stability to our esteemed athletes. Commencing from the 2022-23 season, the 'Test Cricket Incentive Scheme' will serve as an additional reward structure on top of the existing match fee for Test matches, set at INR 15 lakhs."

Rohit Sharma, Winning Captain

 When you win a Test like this, everything has to fall in place. At some stage people are gonna and people are gonna come and we know that. These guys are maybe short of experience, they have played a lot of cricket and I can stand here and see that these guys responded pretty well under pressure. The credit goes to the entire team and it was pleasing to see. When you win a series like this, we talk about scoring runs and 100s but it is important to take 20 wickets to win a Test. The way bowlers took responsibility was pleasing to see. It was over a period of time that we had a conversation (with Kuldeep), he's got a lot of potential and when the chips were down in the 1st innings, he bowled really well and after his injury he came back and worked at NCA and he is putting a lot of effort and the most pleasing thing was his batting. He's (talking about Jaiswal) got a long way to go, amazing to be in this position. When a guy's got talent like that who can put pressure on the bowlers from the word go, there will be lots of challenges going forward. He is a tough guy and loves the challenges, clearly superb series for him and likes to score big.

Yashasvi Jaiswal Adjudged As Player Of The Series

 I really enjoyed the series, happy with the way I played throught the series. I was just thinking if I can take a bowler down, I will take him down and that's the plan and there's no backing out. Trying to take it one game at a time and always thinking of how I can contribute for my team so that I can keep the team in a winning position.

Kuldeep Yadav Adjudged As Player Of The Match

Yes (When asked if this was the best he ever bowled in a series). It is the hardwork I did in the last couple of years and I am getting the reward. I really bowled well in Ranchi, the wicket was slow and the way I used the drift over there was fantastic. I liked the Stokes wicket in Ranchi and also like the Crawley wicket, that was a beautiful ball. I just focus on keeping it on a good length and that is very important for a spinner in a fomat and not thinking too much about what the batter is trying to do. I really liked my rhythm. Credit goes to batting coach, he helped me a lot. Not just the skill aspect, but also the mental aspect. Always backing me in the net sessions.

Ben Stokes, England Captain

We have been outplayed by the better team of the series. We got so much cricketing coming up, so looking forward to it. When you look at the series as a whole, in those small moments we haven't been able to keep it going. We all know as individuals as to where it all went wrong. When India get on top with the ball a lot men come around the bat and you got to find ways to keep those guys out of play and you need to be positive enough to take those risks and sometimes it could lead to downfall. Crawley and Duckett continuing their partnership at the top and Bashir and Hartley have been really exceptional the whole series and Root coming into form at the backend is really exciting ahead of our summer. Amazing to be on the field with Jimmy. 700 wickets for a seamer is quite phenomenal, from the day he first started being a cricketer to where he is now, the desire and commitment is still there and he if the fittest cricketer I have ever seen.

IND Vs ENG, 5th Test Day 3 Live Updates: Ravichandran Ashwin Speaking To The Broadcaster

"I can't really describe how I'm feeling right now but I am so happy. A lot has happened over the last week or so, a lot of noise around my 100th Test so it has been quite overwhelming.

"But to have a good game personally and take those wickets, that's all I could have asked for.

"I've changed things a lot throughout the series because every surface and every venue has required a different skillset. But overall, I am very pleased with this game, probably my most pleasing performance with Ranchi.

"The game can be played in your head a lot of the time and the beauty of playing in India is that the game is played based on what has happened previously, what the ball has done before is playing in the batter's minds.

"Watching Kuldeep in full flow was wonderful, the way he's adapted over the last year or so is very heartening and I couldn't be happier for him."

IND Vs ENG, 5th Test Day 3 Live Updates: Former Skipper Alastair Cook On India's Win

Credit to India. A thoroughly professional performance and they have been on top since Ollie Pope got out on the stroke of lunch on day one.

4-1 doesn't tell the whole story but I think it's the scoreline most people would have predicted before it started.

England missed a lot of opportunities and that'll be the overriding feeling.

Top-Scorers In This Series

  • Yashasvi Jaiswal - 712

  • Shubman Gill - 452

  • Zak Crawley - 407

  • Rohit Sharma - 400

  • Ben Duckett - 343

IND Vs ENG, 5th Test Day 3 Live Updates: India Win

India have defeated Englan by an innings and 64 runs in the fifth and final Test in Dharamsala. Kuldeep Yadav scalped the final wicket of Joe Root (84) as the tourists were all out for 195.

IND - 477

ENG - 218 & 195 (38 overs)

India won by an innings and 64 runs

IND Vs ENG, 5th Test Day 3 Live Updates: England Falter As India Sense Victory

Jasprit Bumrah claimed two wickets as India inched ever so closer to another Test win and claim a 4-1 series victory over England.

IND - 477

ENG - 218 & 161/8 (38 overs)

IND Vs ENG, 5th Test Day 3 Live Updates: Ravichandran Ashwin Reaches Another Milestone

Indian off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin registered his 36th five-wicket haul in Test cricket. He has overtaken fellow spinner Anil Kumble to have the most for India.

IND Vs ENG, 5th Test Day 3 Live Updates: Rohit Sharma Off The Field Due To A Stiff Back

Indian captain Rohit Sharma is off the field with a stiff back and in his place, Jasprit Bumrah will be leading the troops.

IND Vs ENG, 5th Test Day 3 Live Updates: Lunch

England cricket team are five down and still trail India by 156 runs at lunch. Ben Stokes was the latest casualty to fall as India, led by Ravichandran Ashwin, are all over the tourists and will look to close of the match right before tea.

IND - 477

ENG - 218, 103/5 (22.5 overs) at lunch.

IND Vs ENG, 5th Test Day 3 Live Updates: Master Blaster Sachin Tendulkar Congratulates Jimmy Anderson

Taking to his social media, batting maestro Sachin Tendulkar congratulated Jimmy Anderson for taking 700 Test wickets.

IND Vs ENG, 5th Test Day 3 Live Updates: Ravichandran Ashwin Breathing Fire In Dharamsala

England lose their third wicket and all three wickets have been scalped by Ravichandran Ashwin. Zak Crawley (1) was caught by Sarfaraz Khan and then Ollie Pope (19) as India are seven wickets away from a famous win in Dharamsala.

IND - 477

ENG - 218, 52/3 (12 overs)

IND Vs ENG, 5th Test Day 3 Live Updates: Ben Duckett Dismissed

Ravichandran Ashwin can do no wrong! The offie, playing in his 100th Test, castled the stumps of opener Ben Duckett to send the home crowd into frenzy.

IND Vs ENG, 5th Test Day 3 Live Updates: India All Out For 477

Just what the doctor ordered for the tourists as India are all out for 477 as they have handed a hefty lead of 259. Jimmy Anderson dismissed the overnight batter Kuldeep Yadav to claim his 700 Test scalps whereas Shoaib Bashir took another five-for to dismiss Jasprit Bumrah.

IND Vs ENG, 5th Test Day 3 Live Updates: James Anderson Joins 700 Club

Finally the veteran English fast bowler has his way and scalps 700th Test wicket as he removes Kuldeep Yadav (30). An off-cutter of sorts but Kuldeep edges that one as it goes through to the wicketkeeper Ben Foakes for a simple catch.

Pitch Report

"Nothing has changed as far as the pitch is concerned. Don't see any demons, it is a flat surface. Coming forward as much as possible is the key, because at times it might stay a little low," reckon Sanjay Manjrekar and Nick Knight.

Chess Maestro Vishwanathan Anand Praises Ravichandran Ashwin

Five-time World Chess champion Vishwanathan Anand has lauded Indian cricketer and currently representing in his 100th Test, Ravichandran Ashwin as a "chess player among cricketers". “I had a very long and enjoyable interaction with Ashwin during the pandemic. He invited me on his Youtube channel and we discussed so many things. You're the chess player among cricketers and I'm sure you can bring your peak concentration. Enjoy this great occasion. A real feather in your cap,” said Anand.


NZ Vs AUS, 2nd Test Match Update

Elsewhere in Christchurch, the Kiwis have bowled out Australia for 256 with Matt Henry taking seven wickets in the innings. The visitors have handed a lead of 94-runs with the match still on day 2.

Playing XIs

India: Yashasvi Jaiswal, Rohit Sharma (c), Shubman Gill, Devdutt Padikkal, Ravindra Jadeja, Sarfaraz Khan, Dhruv Jurel (wk), Ravichandran Ashwin, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammed Siraj, Jasprit Bumrah.

England: Zak Crawley, Ben Duckett, Ollie Pope, Joe Root, Ben Stokes (c), Jonny Bairstow, Ben Foakes (wk), Tom Hartley, Shoaib Bashir, Mark Wood, James Anderson.

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