India won the Fourth and final Test within three days to seal a 3-1 win and ensure that Virat Kohli’s men will play the final of the World Test Championship.
Here’s what happened in Ahmedabad.
Indian spinners destroy England
England were always up against it after posting just 205 batting first and as expected, it was the spinners doing the damage.
Axar Patel took four wickets in the first innings to go with five in the second and Ravi Ashwin took a total of nine wickets in the game himself.
In reply to England’s first innings total, India posted an excellent 365 on a tricky wicket and from thereon, there was little Joe Root’s men could do to save the Test, let alone win it.
England were bowled out for just 135 on Day Three with only Joe Root (30) and Dan Lawrence (50) showing any sort of resistance. Lawrence was last man out, shortly after England number 11 James Anderson had joined him at the crease.
Pant and Ashwin pick up the awards
India’s spinners were crucial to the win, but the man of the match was Rishabh Pant for his brilliant counter-attacking century when India were in a spot of bother. He played some incredible attacking shots on a tough wicket and it was his innings which really changed the game.
But it was Ashwin who was judged to be the man-of-the-series after performing admirably in all four matches, taking 32 wickets and scoring 189 runs.
India hot, England cold
The Series was proof that India are the best side in Test cricket at the moment and particularly devastating at home.
In the likes of Pant, Kohli, Ashwin, Patel and the impressive youngster Washington Sundar, they have some truly world-class Test match players,
It was also proof that this Test side of England’s is very much work in progress and that some tough days lie ahead for skipper Joe Root.