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IND vs ENG Match Result 

England 477/10 & 207/10 (88.0 ov)
India 759/7
Refresh India win by an innings and 75 runs
Current Run Rate 2.35
BATSMAN
R
B
4s
6s
SR
Jake Ball
0
3
0
0
0
Jos Buttler
6
50
0
0
12
BOWLER
OV
M
R
W
ECO
Amit Mishra
14
4
30
1
2.14
Ravindra Jadeja
25
5
48
7
1.92

With that, we come to end of the Test series.

It's been a fascinating series and India has finally exorcised the demons of the loss it suffered at home in 2012. You couldn't have asked more from the Indian side. Ranked number one in the world, they played like world beaters.

England goes back home on its Christmas break and will return in January 2016 for the limited overs series.

You can catch all of that action right here on Sportskeeda Cricket.

Until then, it's goodbye from all of us here

And finally, it was time for Virat Kohli to speak of his champion outfit.

"It's an evidence of the character the side had. We take a lot of pride. We understood that once we pick a couple of wickets, they would be in the downside. The intensity was top class." 
 
He said the belief was always there. "We believe in ourselves more that what others think of us. There's a lot of mutual respect.No one is playing selfish cricket." 
 
When asked about the biggest positives, he said that the desire to win and the hard work was exceptional. "The lower order contribution has stood out for me. It speaks volumes of the hard work they've put it. It showed on the field (too). The (fast bowler's) pace was right up there. Quicker than theirs. It was a great moment for me to see our fast bowlers make it uncomfortable for them."

Meanwhile, Alastair Cook appeared distraught.
"We can't give excuses," he said. "India were the better team."

When asked about what caused the debacle, he said opportunities weren't taken. "It's about missed opportunities. We kept dropping catches and India kept punishing us. We haven't been able to pick wickets. It's a tough dressing room to be in. We haven't been good enough." 

As Karun Nair picked up the man-of-the-match trophy, Ravi Shastri asked him if it's sunk in just yet.
"I think it will take a couple of days to sink in. I was busy replying to the texts I received," he said.

While maintaining his composure, he added more - "Hats off to the team for playing so well. Everyone was happy and they congratulated me."

Asked if there were celebrations after his triple ton, he said - "Everyone was happy and they congratulated me. We were focused on wining the match first." 

Virat Kohli is adjudged the man-of-the-series.

Karun Nair wins the match-of-the-match award.

The post-match ceremony commences and there are huge cheers of CSK from the crowd.

Anil Kumble was visibly thrilled to bits. He acknowledged the grit and determination displayed by the team.
"Brilliant effort. They showed a lot of character. Coming back with a 280 run lead. We felt that the pressure of saving a Test match (got to them). Karun has always showed a lot of character in domestic. We all knew the talent that he had. We were disappointed with the earlier knocks that he had. Once he got going, he showed what he is capable of. He is a long term player for the team." 
 
When asked about the biggest positive of the series, he had this to say - "The biggest positive is that inspite of the injuries, we come up on top. We've played on fantastic wickets and to win it 4-0 is a big positive."

Speaking about the prolific batting exploits in the series, Murali Vijay said that planning was vital. "Before the series, we sat down and spoke about the contributions of the lower order. It played out perfectly for the series."

When asked if he's still hurting after being dismissed for 199, he said "It will take some time to leave me. Hopefully I can learn from my mistakes."

kL Rahul says that the comeback was rather difficult. 
"It's been a tough route for me. It's not easy to come back and find form. It did hurt me a lot. I was hungry to make runs," he said.  

As the players walk around the arena in a lap of honour, the crowd rise to cheer them on. 

"Jaddu hardly gives anything away. It is a big luxury to bowl with Jaddu at the other end," says R Ashwin.

It was but appropriate that Karun Nair completed the catch to close out the match and the series. 

It's all over here at Chennai. India win by a mammoth innings and 75 runs.

Over 88 207/10(rr 2.35) Bowler: Ravindra Jadeja Sum..: . . W . . W
87.6 OUT! Caught. Ravindra Jadeja to Jake Ball. Stock ball half volley, off stump on the front foot defending, outside edge to gully, by Nair.
87.5 Ravindra Jadeja to Jake Ball. Stock length ball, off stump on the front foot defending, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Patel.
87.4 Ravindra Jadeja to Jake Ball. Stock ball half volley, to leg no foot movement defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Jadeja.
87.3 OUT! Caught. Ravindra Jadeja to Stuart Broad. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, Gloved in the air uncontrolled to leg slip, by Pujara.
87.2 Ravindra Jadeja to Stuart Broad. Stock ball half volley, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to slips for no runs, fielded by Kohli.
87.1 Ravindra Jadeja to Stuart Broad. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, outside edge to slips for no runs, fielded by Kohli.
Over 87 207/8(rr 2.38) Bowler: Amit Mishra Sum..: . . . . . .
86.6 Amit Mishra to Jos Buttler. Googly back of a length, to leg on the back foot glancing, to short fine leg for no runs, fielded by Vijay.
86.5 Amit Mishra to Jos Buttler. Googly back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot defending, to short leg for no runs, fielded by Pujara.
86.4 Amit Mishra to Jos Buttler. Leg spinner back of a length, off stump on the back foot defending, to silly point for no runs, fielded by Pujara.
86.3 Amit Mishra to Jos Buttler. Leg spinner length ball, middle stump on the front foot defending, inside edge to short fine leg for no runs, fielded by Yadav.
86.2 Amit Mishra to Jos Buttler. Leg spinner back of a length, down leg side on the back foot flick, Play and Miss (Leg Side) to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Patel.
86.1 Amit Mishra to Jos Buttler. Leg spinner back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot pushing, to backward point for no runs, fielded by Nair.
Over 86 207/8(rr 2.41) Bowler: Ravindra Jadeja Sum..: . . . . . .
MATCH DETAILS
Venue
M.A. Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai
Start Time
Friday, December 16, 2016, 09:30 AM IST
Series
India v England Test Series 2016
Match
5th Test
Toss
England won the toss and elected to bat.
Umpires
Marais Erasmus, Simon Fry
Reserve Umpire
Nitin Menon
Match Refree
Jeffrey Crowe
India's PLAYING XI
Lokesh Rahul,
Murali Vijay,
Cheteshwar Pujara,
Virat Kohli,
Karun Nair,
Parthiv Patel,
Ravichandran Ashwin,
Ravindra Jadeja,
Amit Mishra,
Ishant Sharma,
Umesh Yadav
England's PLAYING XI
Alastair Cook,
Keaton Jennings,
Joe Root,
Moeen Ali,
Jonny Bairstow,
Ben Stokes,
Jos Buttler,
Liam Dawson,
Adil Rashid,
Stuart Broad,
Jake Ball