India end England’s resistance in only 17 balls to win third Test by 203 runs

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  • England161 & 317 all out; India 329 & 352-7 declared
  • Jimmy Anderson the final wicket to fall at Trent Bridge

In front of a surprisingly large crowd of around 500, who were allowed free entry, it took 17 balls and a cunning Ravichandran Ashwin leg-break to polish off the England innings and give India a resounding victory by 203 runs in the third Test.

The two sides shook hands and packed their bags eager for a few days’ respite before Joe Root and Virat Kohli toss up again at the Ageas Bowl on 30August. The series is alive and Indian confidence is restored, though Root was right to point out amid the doom-mongering about the fragility of his side’s batting that England are currently 2-1 up in a series against the side deemed to be the best in the world in the ICC rankings.

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Written by Vic Marksat Trent Bridge
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India end England’s resistance in only 17 balls to win third Test by 203 runs

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