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Virat Kohli-Led India Clinch Mumbai Test, Win Series Vs England

The Indian cricket team scored a comprehensive inning and 36-run victory over England at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai on Monday to claim the five-Test series with an unassailable 3-0 lead. Resuming the day at 182/6, England showed no resistance and were bowled out for 195 to hand the hosts their third successive win of the series. This triumph was also Virat Kohli’s 13th win as Test captain putting him just behind Mahendra Singh Dhoni, Sourav Ganguly and Mohammad Azharuddin. India are also unbeaten for 17 matches in the longest format of the game. Off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin was the star of the show with the ball as he picked up a total of six wickets, four on Monday morning, to bowl out the visitors for a meagre total in the second innings. He also claimed 10 wickets in the match to become the second-highest in the list of most 10-fors by an Indian in Tests behind the legendary Anil Kumble. While Kumble has eight 10 wickets hauls, Ashwin now has seven. England had posted a respectable total of 400 runs in the first innings but backed by Virat Kohli’s third double century in 2016, the home team put up a formidable 631, taking a 231-run first innings lead. England then failed to provide any resistance and could only muster 13 runs on Monday morning to be bowled out for 195. This is only the third time a team batting first made 400 and then lost by an innings (England twice and Sri Lanka once). Kohli, named Man of the Match for his sensational double century, applauded the Mumbai crowd. “It’s a very special feeling. The way the crowd came out here and supported it helped us push through the tough moments.

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