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PHOTOS: Yet again England humiliate India

Last updated on: August 17, 2014 22:31 IST

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India's recent saga of spineless performances touched a new low as they crashed to a humiliating innings and 244 runs defeat well inside three days in the fifth and final cricket Test against England, who clinched the series with a 3-1 margin, in London, on Sunday.

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It was yet another abject surrender by the batsman, who were shot out for 94 in just 29.2 overs as they continued their embarassing display succumbing to their heaviest Test defeat in 40 years.

The series win enbaled Alastair Cook and his boys to retain the Pataudi Trophy for the second straight time in three years.

While statistically, it was not a 'Whitewash' like the last time in 2011 when India lost 0-4, but once the script took a different turn in Southampton, it had only been a case of humiliation of Mahendra Singh Dhoni's men.

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Image: Alastair Cook of England celebrates Gary Ballance after England won the match during day three of the 5th Investec Test match between England and India at The Kia Oval
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Chris Jordan (4-18) and James Anderson (2-16) once again hassled the visitors as the Indian batsman were unable to cope with their swing bowling skills in better conditions for a second match running.

Stuart Broad (1-22) and Chris Woakes (1-24) were the other wicket-takers as India's score-card was again a disappointing reading with only three batsmen able to reach double figures.

Varun Aaron (1) was run-out an over later. The end came as Ishant Sharma (2) was unable to fend off a short ball and lobbed the ball up for Moeen Ali to finish India’s misery. Stuart Binny remained unbeaten on 25* (28 balls, 4 fours).

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Image: Jos Buttler of England runs out Varun Aaron of India
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Pujara and Kohli then started off post-lunch in a bit to rediscover their form and for a brief period of play they did look better than they have previously in the last three matches.

It didn't last long though as they added only 21 runs for the third wicket, the highest for the Indian innings.

Pujara was then caught behind off an unplayable delivery from Anderson as the slide began.

Ajinkya Rahane (4) came to the crease and pushed and prodded his way for some time before he was dismissed in the same manner five overs later as Gary Ballance pulled off a stunning one-handed catch at third slip.

Kohli atleast managed to get them past the 50-run mark but it wasn't enough to salvage any pride. The batsman then was dismissed in the 24th over, looking to clip the ball on the leg-side but only edging to first slip.

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Image: Virat Kohli of India looks back as he is caught out by Alastair Cook of England for 20 runs off the bowling of Chris Jordan
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Skipper MS Dhoni (0) was caught tamely at forward short leg and India were once again struggling at 46/5.

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Image: Chris Woakes of England celebrates dismissing Mahendra Singh Dhoni
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Jordan then upped the ante and quickly scalped R Ashwin (7) and Bhuvneshwar Kumar (4) in the space of five balls in the 26th over.

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Image: Ravichandran Ashwin of India looks back as Gary Ballance of England parries the ball before Ian Bell catches him out for 7 runs of the bowling of Chris Jordan
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India's misery had been compounded in the morning session when trailing by 336 runs they lost two quick wickets as soon as they started their second innings

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Getting behind a 338-run lead, India lost Murali Vijay for 2 after pace spearhead James Anderson (1-1) trapped him LBW in the fifth over of the innings.

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Image: James Anderson of England successfully appeals for the wicket of Murali Vijay of India
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A struggling Gautam Gambhir threw away his wicket after the left-hander fell short of his ground at the non-strikers end when a direct throw from Chris Woakes sent him back for 3.

Heavens soon opened up as the umpires called for early lunch as India trailed by 329 runs.

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Image: James Anderson of England celebrates
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Earlier starting on their overnight score of 385 for seven, the hosts managed 486 in 116.3 overs, courtesy Root's unbeaten 149 as Indian bowlers once again struggled for line and length on a cloudy morning.

Ishant Sharma (4-96) and R Ashwin (3-72) were India’s best bowlers in this innings, while Varun Aaron (2-153) also bowled his heart out. Bhuvneshwar Kumar (1-86) looked tired after a long series and Stuart Binny (0-58) was the only other bowler used.

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Image: Ishant Sharma of India looks on after taking the wicket of Stuart Broad of England
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With an extra wire on his helmet grill to protect his injured nose, Broad played a crucial cameo as he was consistently treated with bouncers by the Indian pacers.

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The eight-wicket 82-run partnership between Jordan and Root and the 63-run ninth wicket stand between Broad and Root were the highlights of the morning session before the fall of the two Indian wickets.


Image: Joe Root of England celebrates with Chris Jordan after making a century
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