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India vs England 4th Test: Moeen Ali spins England to series win

England defeated India by 60 runs to win the fourth Test at the Ageas Bowl in Southampton on Sunday. With this win, the home side has taken an unassailable 3-1 lead in the series.

England defeated India by 60 runs to win the fourth Test at the Ageas Bowl in Southampton on Sunday. With this win the home side have taken an unassailable 3-1 lead in the series. India looked steady during a 101 run partnership between Virat Kohli and Ajinkya Rahane and looked on course to reaching their target. But Kohli's dismissal just before Tea took its tool and India lost their last six wickets in the final session of Day 4. (Source: Reuters)

Unable to win the toss, Virat Kohli led Indian side were invited to field. Jasprit Bumrah provided visitors with early breakthroughs. Opener Keaton Jennings was sent to the pavillion for a duck, while English captain Joe Root managed to score 4 runs before he was dismissed by Ishant Sharma. (Source: Reuters)

An important 78-run knock in the middle by Sam Curran helped England post 246 runs in the first innings. Curran came at the crease while England were struggling at 86 for the loss 6 wickets. (Source: Reuters)

Cheteshwar Pujara was unbeaten at 132 and his innings was crucial in India managing to take a 27-run lead. (Source: Reuters)

Moeen Ali was the best among the English bowlers. He scalped five wickets in the first innings and gave away 63 runs. (Source: Reuters)

While England's top order again struggled in the second innings, it was Jos Buttler who built vital partnership with Ben Stokes and later Sam Curran to help England post 271 runs. (Source: Reuters)

While Moeen Ali was brilliant with the ball, India's lone spin attack Ravichandran Ashwin took only three wickets in both the innings. (Source: Reuters)

While chasing 245, India lost both the openers in quick succession. However, a 101-run partnership between Rahane and Kohli instilled faith that the vistors can make a comeback. Both the batsmen were later dismissed by Moeen Ali. (Source: Reuters)

Moeen Ali was awarded the Man of the Match title. The English spinner was sensational as he took five wickets in the first and four wickets in the second innings respectievly. (Source: Reuters)

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