12 Dec 2016

India wrap up England series with Mumbai win

6:20 pm on 12 December 2016

The Indian cricketers have beaten England by an innings and 36 runs in their fourth Test in Mumbai, to clinch the five-match series with a match to play.

Off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin picked up six wickets in England's second innings, including all four wickets on the final day, to guide the hosts to an unassailable third win of the series.

Ravichandran Ashwin bowls for India.

Ravichandran Ashwin bowls for India. Photo: PHOTOSPORT

It was the 24th five-wicket haul for the world's top-ranked Test bowler and the seventh 10-wicket haul after the 30-year-old also took six wickets in England's first innings.

England, who resumed on 182 for six, were bundled out for 195, just 33 minutes into the final day.

Indian captain Virat Kohli was named man of the match for his mammoth 235 run effort during the hosts' only turn with the bat, during which they posted a total of 631 - a lead of 231 - which proved to be more than enough to win.

The fifth and final test will be played in Chennai starting on Friday afternoon (NZ time).

- Reuters, RNZ