Home » Cricket » News »India Vs England, 4th Test, Mumbai: Top 5 performers for Team India at Wankhede

India Vs England, 4th Test, Mumbai: Top 5 performers for Team India at Wankhede

Posted By:

New Delhi, Dec 13: Team India on Monday took a sweet revenge on England for the humiliations they suffered at the hands of visitors in the previous tours.

Series schedule; Photos

Defeating England by an innings and 36 runs in the fourth Test match at Wankhede, India settled their scores with the English.

England defeated hosts India in the Test series on their previous India tour in 2012 and later in 2014, when India last toured England.

(Records set by Spin Wizard R Ashwin at Wankhede)

By taking a 3-0 lead against England in the 5-Test rubber, Virat Kohli and company clinched the series and dampened the visitors' hope of repeating their success in 2012.

This is also the 5th successive series win under Virat Kohli having started the juggernaut last year in Sri Lanka (away) followed by South Africa (home), West Indies (away), New Zealand (home) and now England.

(List of batting records set by Run Machine Virat Kohli in Mumbai Test)

India dominated the entire fourth Test save the first day, when visitors piled up runs against Indian bowlers.

Skipper Virat Kohli once again led India from the front while Ravichandran Ashwin, Murali Vijay, Jayant Yadav and Ravindra Jadeja played their roles well as hosts registered a convincing win over Alastair Cook and company.

Here are the top five performances from India in Mumbai Test:

Virat Kohli:

Virat Kohli:

India's Test skipper and Run Machine Virat Kohli led from the front in Mumbai Test as he shattered several records.

By scoring 235, Virat Kohli broke his predecessor Mahendra Singh Dhoni's record to score highest runs as India's Test captain.

Kohli surpassed Dhoni's 224, which he slammed in 2013 against Australia at Chennai, to post top score by an Indian captain in Test.

Kohli also became only the third captain in the history of the game to post three doubles in a year after Michael Clarke (2012) and Brendon McCullum (2014). He's also the first Indian captain to achieve this rare feat.

With the help of Kohli's mammoth innings, India managed to post 631 runs in their first innings and take 231-run lead. The lead ensured the hosts didn't have to come out and bat again as England were bundled out at 195.

Murali Vijay:

Murali Vijay:

He was under a lot of pressure to perform after failing to make it big in the second and third Tests. But the Tamil Nadu opener slammed a brilliant 136 at Mumbai to prove his mettle.

Vijay stitched crucial partnerships with Cheteshwar Pujara and Virat Kohli to lay foundation of a big total for the hosts.

Jayant Yadav:

Jayant Yadav:

The young Haryana all-rounder was playing just his 3rd Test match and went on hitting his maiden Test hundred. Batting at no. 9 Jayant plundered 104, which is a record for India, at Wankhede. The youngster played proper cricketing shots and frustrated the English bowlers throughout his innings.

The right-handed batsman put up a record 241-run-partnership with Kohli and took the hosts take significant lead and place themselves in a commanding position.

This was India's highest for the eighth wicket. It is second highest after Australia's MJ Hartigan and C Hill's 243-run stand (1908) against England.

The off-spinner also contributed with the ball in the second innings as he removed well set Joe Root.

R Ashwin

R Ashwin

India's spin wizard returned with a total of 12 wickets in the match as India thrashed England convincingly.

The Tamil Nadu bowler was on a wicket-taking spree and grabbed six-wickets each in both the innings. Ashwin was almost unplayable by the visitors in the second innings.

The number one bowler in ICC Test rankings, Ashwin, claimed all four remaining wickets in a matter of 30 minutes as India defeated visitors on fifth day of the fourth Test.

By claiming 12 wickets in Mumbai Test, Ashwin grabbed seventh 10-wicket-haul in a match.

Ravindra Jadeja:

Ravindra Jadeja:

Jadeja touched a personal milestone by claiming his 100 Test wicket in this match and grabbed 4 wickets in the first innings as R Ashwin returned with 6 scalps.

Jadeja grabbed 2 wickets in the second innings to remove the crucial wickets of Alastair Cook and Moeen Ali.

Jadeja also contributed with the bat for India in the first innings as he stitched a crucial partnership with the skipper Virat Kohli, when team needed him the most.

OneIndia News

Story first published: Tuesday, December 13, 2016, 13:36 [IST]
Other articles published on Dec 13, 2016
Please Wait while comments are loading...