18 Aug 2014

England rout India to seal series

7:21 am on 18 August 2014

England inflicted yet another humiliating defeat on India in the fifth and final cricket test at The Oval in London by an innings and 244 runs to complete a 3-1 series win.

It was England's second victory inside three days in as many matches after they thrashed India by an innings and 54 runs to win the fourth Test at Old Trafford.

India collapsed to 94 all out, even worse than their meagre first innings effort of 148, after man of the match Joe Root's unbeaten 149 had powered England to 486.

The only disappointment for the hosts was that spearhead seamer James Anderson was left three wickets short of equalling Ian Botham's England record of 383 Test wickets.