England vs India: Virat Kohli's side need just 17 balls to finish off hosts and win Third Test by 203 runs

Ravi Ashwin bagged the final wicket as Jimmy Anderson chipped up in the air and Virat Kohli's side clinched the Third Test at Trent Bridge with a 203-run win.

Around 2,000 fans came in for free after a U-turn by organisers who had originally charged a tenner for tickets – with no refunds planned yesterday.

And they came in the knowledge it was all over bar the Indian shouting as they bounced back from two defeat with a Kohli-inspired performance.

England managed to delay the inevitable into the final day thanks to the batting of Jos Buttler and Ben Stokes.

They resumed on 311 for nine – one wicket away from defeat with a world-record target of 521 to win.


It took just ten minutes for the final wicket to fall in front of a sparse crowd.

They witnessed two uneventful overs and then the dismissal of no11 Anderson.

The England seamer was caught at slip when a delivery from Ashwin spat and turned to loop up off his glove and end England's second innings on 317 all out.

A match which was effectively won and lost inside one session on day two, when England lost all ten first-innings wickets between lunch and tea, therefore concluded predictably.

India's victory means all outcomes remain possible in this series, which will resume at the Ageas Bowl in Southampton next week.


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