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Jadeja's seven-wicket haul stuns England in final session

Indian team celebrating the 4-0 series victory over England
Indian team celebrating the 4-0 series victory over England

India 759-7 dec (Nair 303no) beat
England 477 & 207 (Jadeja 7-48) by an innings and 75 runs
Fifth Test, Chennai, day five

Ravindra Jadeja starred with the ball as he registered a seven-wicket haul spinning a web around the England batsmen and dismissed the visitors for 207 to register an innings victory for India in the fifth and final Test in Chennai.

England went into the final session at 167 for four but they lost the remaining six wickets as the game headed into the final 30 minutes, thereby allowing India to seal the series 4-0.

England started the day at 12 for naught, trailing India by 270 runs. The second over of the day saw Parthiv Patel drop Alastair Cook (49).

The England skipper and Keaton Jennings (54) brought their 50-run stand in the 24th over and successfully negated the 32 overs bowled in the session to take the visitors to 97 for naught.

The first over after lunch, Cook survived a review from India and two deliveries later, he brought the century run stand with Jennings and England looked comfortable in negating the Indian bowlers on the fifth day.

Jadeja (7-48) provided the breakthrough for India as he had Cook caught in the leg slip and in the 44th over, the left-arm-spinner held a return catch of Jennings, who departed soon after he reached his fifty.

England's leading run-scorer in the series, Joe Root (6) could not quite replicate his form when it mattered and was trapped LBW by Jadeja. India used a review to overturn the decision.

The wickets continued to tumble as Jonny Bairstow (1) chipped one to deep midwicket off Ishant Sharma (1-17) and was caught brilliantly by Jadeja.

Solid knock from Moeen Ali (44) and Ben Stokes (23) helped England reach 167 for four by tea.

England pressed the panic button in the final session, when Jadeja removed both Ali and Stokes to complete a five-wicket haul.

Amit Mishra (1-30) and Umesh Yadav (1-36) too joined the act of destruction when they had the better of Liam Dawson (0) and Adil Rashid (2) respectively while Jadeja returned back for the final spell and accounted for Stuart Broad (1) and Jake Ball (0) in the 88th over to wrap England for 207.

The 75-run innings victory has helped India complete a 4-0 series win in the five-match series. Karun Nair bagged the man of the match for his triple century while Virat Kohli secured the man of the series award.

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