Birmingham: The all round superiority of England was written very clearly all over as they outplayed hosts India to record a crushing triumph beating them by an innings and 242 runs in the 3rd Test at Edgbaston.
They also clinched the series with a healthy 3-0 lead regardless of one more Test remaining to be played. England also went to the top position as the best Test team in the world downing India from the top spot.
Indian wickets fell in a stack as play began on day 4 of the Test. A never ending procession of the Indian batsmen walking back to the pavilion made one wonder.
Even before tea, India had fallen to the impressive England bowling with James Anderson doing the damage with incredible bowling. He was supported by Graeme Swann and Stuart Broad later in the game. At one stage, Anderson had taken all 1st 4 Indian wickets to fall.
On the other hand, Indian skipper Dhoni to stayed victorious till the end despite seeing wickets fall at the other end. He strikes a prevailing 74 unbeaten runs with the assist of 13 fours. Supporting him later in the innings was Pravin Kumar who smacked a quick fire 40 runs in 18 balls with 5 fours.