Southampton, September 2: Indian batting collapsed once again in the fourth Test against a relentless England to go down by 60 runs on Sunday.
With this win, the hosts took an assailable 3-1 lead the five-match series. The fifth and final Test will be played from September 7-12 at the Kia Oval.
Chasing a modest yet a tricky target of 245, India were bundled out for a palty 184 on the fourth day. As the stats speak, India have never chased a target of 200 and beyond outside the sub-continent in the last 30 years.
It was a repeat of the 2014 series by the fact looking at England’s aging bowling attack combination of James Anderson and Stuart Broad. This time, it was tweaker Moeen Ali’s (5/63 and 4/71) heroics that led the hosts to record an easy win.
Brief scores: England: 246 & 271 all out in 96.1 overs (Jos Bultler 69, Sam Curran 46, Joe Root 48; Mohammed Shami 4/57, Ishant Sharma 2/36, Jaspreet Bumrah 1/51, R Ashwin 1/84) bt India: 273 & 184 all out in 69.4 overs (Virat Kohli 58, Ajinkya Rahane 51, R Ashwin 25, Rishabh Pant 18; Moeen Ali 4/71, Ben Stokes 2/34, James Anderson 2/33).`
— BCCI (@BCCI) September 2, 2018