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Stats Highlights: Eng vs India, 5th Test - Day 3

Joe Root slams his fifth Test hundred, equals Len Hutton

Joe Root (149*) made his fifth Test century. Only one England batsman- Alastair Cook- has scored more centuries before turning 24. Cook had seven centuries. Len Hutton had also scored five centuries before the age of 24.

For the fourth consecutive time in the series India lost first six wickets with 66 or fewer runs on the board – 63 for six at Manchester (first innings), 66 for six at Manchester (second innings), 44 for six at the Oval (first innings) and 62 for six at the Oval (second innings).

India were dismissed for 94 in the second innings – their lowest total at the Oval, obliterating the 98 they made in 1952. India’s total is also their sixth lowest in a Test in England.

India’s second innings lasted for only 29.2 overs – their sixth shortest innings in terms of overs. The shortest lasted for 17 overs – vs England at Lord’s in 1974 (with one man absent).

James Anderson ended with 25 wickets in the series – most he has taken in any series, surpassing the 24 he had taken against Australia in Australia in 2010-11.

India were dismissed for less than 180 for the fifth consecutive time in the series – second such instance for India. The only other was in 1959 also against England.

India’s loss by an innings and 244 runs is their third biggest in Test cricket by innings margin.

The loss is India’s heaviest under MS Dhoni’s captaincy. They had lost to England by innings and 242 runs at Birmingham in 2011.

For the first time in their history, India lost back to back Tests in three days by innings margin.

For the fifth time India suffered a series loss after taking the lead. Three of these instances have come against England – in 1984-85 (1-2), in 2012-13 (1-2) and now 2014 (1-3).

India were leading the series at the end of second Test, but went on to lose the next three Tests. There is only one such precedent in entire Test history. In 1936-37 Ashes, Australia was 0-2 down after the second Test, but went on to win next three matches on the trot to take the series 3-2.

Since beating West Indies in July 2011, India have not won a series outside India.

Rajneesh Gupta

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Report: England vs India, 5th Test - Day 3

Rampant England seal series 3-1 as Indian batting collapse

England beat India inside three days in the fifth Test to complete a 3-1 series victory. The visitors were skittled out for 94 in only 29.2 overs as England won by an innings and 244 runs at The Oval.

Their third successive victory scripted an extraordinary turnaround since the hosts were beaten by 95 runs in the second Test at Lord's to go 1-0 behind in the series.

After James Anderson and Stuart Broad broke through with the new ball, Chris Jordan took four of the last five wickets to put the final nail in the coffin. England had earlier smashed 101 runs in 11.3 overs to post 486 in reply to India's first-innings 148, with Joe Root making an unbeaten 149.

England had registered a lead of 338. They then claimed the scalps of M Vijay and Gautam Gambhir, to a run out, to send India in to lunch at 9 for 2, after rain forced an early break.

After a delay of an hour-and-a-half, the match resumed. Anderson had Chesteshwar Pujara caught behind while Ajinkya Rahane was brilliantly caught by Gary Ballance at slip off Stuart Broad.

Indian skipper MS Dhoni, who has been often India's saviour in this series, was caught by Sam Robson at short leg off Woakes to leave India in disarray at 46 for five.

Virat Kohli's miserable series continued when, on 20, he edged Jordan to Alastair Cook at first slip and Ravichandran Ashwin was caught by Ian Bell at second slip off Jordan after Ballance had pushed the ball up.

Bhuvneshwar Kumar edged Jordan straight to Bell and Varun Aaron failed to beat Moeen Ali's throw from the boundary and was run out trying to make a needless second run.

Jordan had the final say to complete figures of four for 18 when a vicious short ball forced Ishant Sharma to loop a simple catch to Moeen.

Man of the Match: Joe Root was his unbeaten 149.

Man of the Series: James Anderson and Bhuvneshwar Kumar for their performances both with the bat and ball.

Prajakta Pawar

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