Ravindra Jadeja did the star turn by taking seven wickets on Day 5 of the Chennai Test and helped s India crush England by an innings and 75 runs in the Chennai Test to complete a 4-0 victory in the five-match series.
It took no time for Jadeja to finish it off as he got the wicket of Jake Ball with the final ball of the over, caught at second slip for a duck.
Jadeja finished with figures of seven for 48 in 25 overs in Ashwin’s home ground, while the Tamil Nadu off-spinner goes wicketless in the second innings. In fact, Ashwin bagged just one wicket in the match, bowling a total of 69 overs.
Jadeja registers sizzling match figures of 10 for 154 and quite fittingly it is triple centurion Karun Nair, who takes the final catch, to give India an emphatic victory as they emerge 4-0 in the five-match series. If you remember, they had done well to escape with a draw in the first Test in Rajkot and since then have gone from strength to strength!
Test Captain Virat Kohli led from the front with style and stroked a mammoth tally of 655 runs in the series. Kohli’s captaincy now reads impressively with Matches: 22, Won: 14, Lost: 2, Drawn: 6. Clearly, the Delhi’s aggressive superstar batsman is now on his way to becoming India’s most successful skipper in Tests. If his recent winning run continues.
Meanwhile, spinner Ashwin, on the other hand, has underlined his status as World No.1 Test bowler as he finished with a series-high of 28 wickets and also contributed with 300 runs.
Jadeja ran Ashwin close with the bat, taking 26 wickets and also showed his utility with the bat to finish with 224 runs with the bat. India is now unbeaten in the last 18 Tests. The longest unbeaten streak in Tests by India and makes them tough opponents beat at home. Cook and company have seen that.