England clinch Test series

THE HANS INDIA |   Sep 03,2018 , 02:17 AM IST

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Southampton: Indian batting once again wilted miserably under trying circumstances as a relentless England recorded a comfortable 60-run victory in the fourth Test to take an unassailable 3-1 lead in the five-match series.

Chasing a tricky target of 245, India were bowled out for a paltry 184 on the fourth day on a pitch where survival wasn't a problem but run-scoring definitely was. 


India have never chased a target of 200 plus outside the sub-continent in the past three decades and the script didn't change this time round.

What will hurt Virat Kohli and his men most is the fact that they were beaten by one of the weakest teams in recent times. 

An ageing bowling attack of Jimmy Anderson-Stuart Broad along with off-spinner in Moeen Ali (5/63 and 4/71) tormented the Indians just like they did during the 2014 series. 

Under Ravi Shastri's coaching, India have now lost Test series in all those countries, which are considered to be tough places for touring teams.



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