India defeated England in the fifth Test match in Chennai by an innings and 75 runs, clinching the series 4-0. The Test was headed towards a draw on the fifth day but with a stupendous bowling performance from Indian bowlers, especially Ravindra Jadeja, India managed to turn the Test on its head.
This was just the second time in cricket history that India had managed to win four Tests in a series. This was India’s fifth series win in a row, which is also India’s joint longest stretch of series wins. This streak started against Sri Lanka with a 2-1 win last year. India then beat South Africa at home by 3-0, West Indies 2-0 away and New Zealand 3-0 at home before this series’ win.
Virat Kohli won the Man of the series award for the first time in Test cricket, for his outstanding performance with the bat. He scored 655 runs in five matches at an average of 109.16 in the series. In doing so, he became the first Indian player to win a Man of the series award in all three formats. Karun Nair won the Man of the match award for his record breaking knock of 303* runs in the fifth Test.