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India 365/10 (114.4 ov)
England 205/10 & 135/10 (54.5 ov)
India won by an inning and 25 runs.
Player of the match: Rishabh Pant
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Enough talk about Test cricket for the moment. The whites, the red ball, and the pink ball can take a backseat for some time as the focus now shifts to the shorter form of cricket now.  Up next will be the five-match T20I series which starts on the 12th of March. Join us for the coverage of that series. For now, it is time to take your leave. It has been our pleasure to bring to you all the action. Stay tuned to Sportskeeda for all the cricket action from Indian and abroad. 
Team India continues its juggernaut at home. With this thumping series win India have booked their tickets for the final of the World Test Championship at Lord's against a very competitive New Zealand side. There have been plenty of takeaways for India in the series. Rohit Sharma continues to impress as a Test opener. Axar Patel is now a suitable replacement for Ravindra Jadeja. Washinton Sundar deliveries with the bat when the team is under pressure. Rishabh Pant has improved his glovework and now is producing sensational match-winning knocks with bats more frequently than ever. And to top it all old-warhorse, the ever-dependable Ravichandran Ashwin keeps troubling the batsmen with turning balls. There would be a few areas of concern too. Virat Kohli is still struggling to get runs and so is Cheteshward Pujara and Ajinkya Rahane. India would like if these three batsmen are back amongst runs before India's tour of England later this year. 

England would have learned their lessons too. They need to learn and improve their batting against spinners. Their skipper Joe Root is still enjoying good form. Ben Foakes is proving to be a world-call wicketkeeper. Dan Lawerence is a decent enough batsman to bat in the middle order. They still have the services of James Anderson and Stuart Broad. For the good of Test cricket, we hope that this English team comes back strong. 


Virat Kohli lifts the shining trophy to conclude the presentation series! 
Over to the Presentation ceremony now!


Joe Root
: I am happy the way we played the first game. But we were unable to match India. There are few key areas where India were good and we were now. For example Pant's innings. We were ahead yesterday but his hundred helped turn things around for India. You can look for excuses. It is important we look for other aspects. This is a big year. We have three formats to look forward to. It has been a very good series. The hospitality has been good.

Rishabh Pant is the Man of the Match for his hundred.

Pant:
Drills have helped me in improving my keeping. My batting has also helped develop confidence in keeping. It was a tough situation and in a tough situation when I can come up with a good inning then nothing more like it. I have since childhood looked to play with a smile on my face.

Ravichandran Ashwin is the player of the series for 32 wickets and a hundred.

Ashwin: The fact that we qualified for the World Test Championship fina is the most satisfying thing. We were under pressue. After that loss in Australia and a loss in Chennai, we were under pressure. It has been quite a ride for the past four months. The team management has helped me plan well. They have talked to me. Sometimes there is a fine line between desperate, being content, and being happy. I am happy at the moment. What Rishabh has gone through in past year or so, so I cannot be happier for him. He has been compared to some of the legends. He has kept so well. So I cannot be happier for him. Axar came as Jaddu's replacement and he played the role well.

Virat Kohli: The comeback in the series has been very pleasing. Our bench strength is very good and that is very good. It is on the individuals as well. They have to take the opportunity and make it count. We have to work hard to win away and we have to work hard to win at home. Ashwin has been a banker for the past six-seven years. His numbers speak for themseleves. His contribution has been great. Now we can accept that we are in the WTC final. We are a side committed to Test cricket. we cannot wait to play in the World Test Championship final. 
Ravi Shastri: It is a great feeling to be a mentor. It is particularly satisfying in this role. We were under pressure. Credits to the whole team. They have worked hard to be at the top of the World Test Championship. It was hard work for two and a half years. England outplayed us in the first Test. It was a kick on the back side. It showed in the last three Tests. My tribute to the groudsman. Who would complain about a pitch like this. England had its opportunities. Had they grasped the opportunities the series result could have been different. It has been a much closely fought series than what the series scoreline suggests. We and the players are looking to get out of the bubble. But it is still three weeks when we can get out of the bubble. It has been bubble, bubble, bubble. The boys have been in a bubble since the IPL. Credits to the support staff. These have been tough times. We have not times like this since World War 2.  Rishabh Pant is a match-winner. He has worked hard. He lost weight to get fit. Yesterday's inning was special. He has worked really hard. He has also worked hard on his wicket-keeping too. Pant's century helped Washi gain confidence too. 
Sundar: Amazing feeling. It is amazing to beat England in three matches in a row. I am not disappointed in missing out on a hundred. My time will come to get a hundred. But happy to contribute with the bat and help the team win. The pitch was very good to bat on. We all felt that the pitch was good. It was a good challenging bat. 


Axar: My confidence is helping me. My plan was to vary my pace. When I was run-out but when Washi returned back at the end of our inning we did not have much time to talk. So we will talk now. 
The players of the two teams shake hands. The Indian team along with the Indian support staff is taking a walk around the park. 
And with that wicket, Ravichandran Ashwin completes his 30th fifer in Tests. And with that wicket, India wins the series 3-1. And with that wicket, India books its place in the final of World Test Championship to be played at Lord's. 
54.5 R Ashwin to Dan Lawrence, OUT! THAT IS THAT! INDIA INTO THE ICC WORLD TEST CHAMPIONSHIP FINAL! Tossed up on a length just outside off stump and Lawrence looks to hit that one into the Bay of Bengal! However, he loses all shape and has an ugly swipe at thin air as the ball spins past the inside edge and clatters into middle and off stump! 
54.4 R Ashwin to Dan Lawrence, length delivery that is given a bit of air on leg stump. However, the ball turns further and goes down the leg side, meaning that Lawrence does not indulge with it
54.3 R Ashwin to James Anderson, carrom ball on a length just outside off stump. Anderson gets onto the front foot, reads the variation and clinks the ball into the leg side for a single
James Anderson, left-hand batsman, is the last man in for England. 
54.2 R Ashwin to Jack Leach, OUT! GONE THIS TIME! Length delivery on middle and leg stump that turns away from the batsman. Leach follows it from his crease and gets a thick outside edge that travels towards Rahane at first slip. He gets his hands under it and snaffles up a sharp low chance cleanly! The umpires have a look and then send Leach on his way! Another nail in the English coffin!
54.1 R Ashwin to Jack Leach, OH MY WORD! Length delivery that pitches on leg stump and turns square away from the batsman. Leach misses the ball by a mile and perhaps, no one is good enough to make contact
Just two singles from the over.  But the first single was important as it helped Lawerence to get to his second Test half-century. Something to cheer about for England. 
Over: 54 | Summary: 0 1 0 0 0 1 Bowler: Axar Patel Score: 134/8
53.6 Axar Patel to Jack Leach, full delivery on middle and off stump. Leach gets onto the front foot and knocks the ball into the off side before getting across to the other end
53.5 Axar Patel to Jack Leach, back of a length delivery on leg stump. Leach gets onto the back foot and eases the ball behind square on the leg side towards short fine leg
53.4 Axar Patel to Jack Leach, back of a length delivery on middle and off stump. Leach goes right back and defends the ball into the off side towards the fielder at extra cover
53.3 Axar Patel to Jack Leach, OH! NEARLY! Length delivery on leg stump that kisses the inside edge before lobbing up off the pad. Gill tries to make ground but just can't reach it in the end
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