Karun Nair, in for injured Ajinkya Rahane and Rohit Sharma, announced his arrival at the international level with an unforgettable triple ton as India broke a deluge of records en route their highest ever Test total of 759 for 7 against England on the penultimate day of the fifth and final match. It left England, starting their second innings with a deficit of 282.
During his marathon 381-ball innings, Karun Nair smashed 32 boundaries and four sixes as India took a huge lead of 282 runs before England finished the day at 12 for no loss. By doing so Karun became the only second Indian batsman to score a triple Test hundred, after Virender Sehwag. (Source: PTI)
Resuming on 391 for four and still trailing by 86, India lost Murali Vijay for just 29. However Karun Nair was still there at the other end. Batting down the order following a shoulder injury, Vijay became Liam Dawson's first Test victim when the left-arm spinner trapped him lbw. (SOurce: PTI)
Karun Nair and R Aswin added 181 runs for the fifth wicket to put India firmly in command. Ashwin scored his 10th Test half-century and fell for 67 to a brilliant diving catch by Jos Buttler off Stuart Broad. (Source: PTI)
Ravindra Jadeja then put on 138 runs for the seventh wicket with Karun Nair, the duo scoring at more than 7.2 per over. The left-handed batsman scored his fourth Test fifty before he fell for 51 off Dawson. (Source: PTI)
Stuart Broad, who dismissed Indian skipper Virat Kohli on Day 3 at 16, was once again handy as he dismissed R Ashwin at 67. By dismissing Ashwin, Broad took his Test wickets tally to 368. He is the third highest wicket-taker for England and is 15 short of overtaking Ian Botham.
Liam Dawson, who scored crucial 66 for the visitors to help them to put an enough challenging score of 477, claimed two wickets in his maiden test match. Dawson bowling with Stuart Broad bothered Vijay with his slow deliveries. Murali Vijay and Ravindra Jadeja were his two victims. (Source: Reuters)