Ravindra Jadeja claimed 7 wickets for 48 runs and got ample support from the other bowlers as India defeated England in the Chennai Test. The win also helped India seal the series 4-0 and extend their unbeaten streak in Tests to record 18 matches. Karun Nair was declared the Man of the Match and skipper Virat Kohli the Man of the Series for scoring 655 runs. With this vicotry, India also ended 2016 as the No. 1 side in ICC Test team rankings.
Although Alastair Cook, Keaton Jennings and Moeen Ali showed some resistance in the second innings, the rest of the batsmen easily capitulated to India's varied attack. They were especially unable to read Jadeja who used the turn and bounce offered by the wicket to make life miserable for the Englishmen.
Under Virat Kohli, the Indian team has played brilliantly and displayed excellent all round capability. India had declared after scoring 759 runs and earning a massive lead of 282 runs over England.
Indian skipper Virat Kohli has hit three double centuries in 2016. Jayant Yadav and Karun Nair, the two debutants played prominent roles in India's dominance over England. The year also witnessd all-rounder Ravichandran Ashwin clinching the rank of No.1 Test bowler and No. 1 allrounder in ICC Test rankings. Ashwin scored 304 runs in the series against England along with picking up 28 wickets to propel India to series victory.
# England all out for 207, India win match by innings and 75 runs
# 9th wicket down for England, score 207/9
# 8th wicket goes for England as 200 comes up, score 206/8 in 84 overs
# England lose 7 wickets as Jadeja claims five wickets, England 199/7, 79.2 overs
# Fifth test, fifth day: England are 167/4, trail by 115 runs
# Ishant to Bairstow, out Caught by Jadeja!! Jadeja is having a party at Chepauk.
# Jadeja to Root, out Lbw!! Loud shout for LBW.
# Jadeja strikes yet again, removes Jennings for 54
# Jadeja to Cook, out Caught by Rahul!! Rahul runs away in delight after pouching a superb catch at leg-slip. India have got their first wicket in England's second innings. 6th time in this series by RJ!
# It's lunch! England 97/0
# 50 up for England
# Ashwin becomes the batsman to score most runs in a continent by visiting players: 2675 Cook (Asia)*
# Ashwin to Cook, no run, dropped by Parthiv. Clear edge. Ashwin is a disappointed man.
# Play resumes on Day 5
# The last day of the series. And time for an official team India photograph.