England Seal Series Win

England Seal Series Win

England secured a series victory over India with a 60-run win in the fourth Test in Southampton. The tourists now trail 3-1 going into the fifth and final Test at the Oval, which begins next Friday, meaning England have wrapped up a series victory with a match to spare.

India needed 245 to win after England posted a second innings score of 271 but they were quickly reduced to 22-3 and from there on in there only ever looked to be one winner.

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India’s hopes could have been dashed much sooner but skipper Virat Kohli survived an lbw call on nine before posting 58 in a 101-run stand with Ajinkya Rahane.

Moeen Ali claimed the wickets of Kohli, Rahane and Rishabh Pant as he posted figures of 4-71, giving him 9-134 over the course of the Test, in a man-of-the-match display on his recall to the side.

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