India record emphatic win

India record emphatic win

India's captain Virat Kohli (centre) waves to the crowd after winning the third Test against England on Wednesday. AFP

India took just 10 minutes and 17 deliveries on the final morning to complete the last rites on England and secure an emphatic 203-run victory in the third Test on Wednesday.

Forced to come to Trent Bridge on Wednesday after the last-wicket pair of Jimmy Anderson and Adil Rashid batted out the extra half hour the previous day, the Indians didn’t take too much time to register just their seventh triumph on English soil.

Indian skipper Virat Kohli chose to start proceedings with all-rounder Hardik Pandya, who failed to get past the defences of Anderson. Mohammed Shami then had a crack at Rashid but he too couldn’t break their stand.

Kohli than handed over the ball to off-spinner R Ashwin who finally broke the 26-run stand that last 8.3 overs. Anderson tried to cut a leg-break but the bounced and turned, catching his gloves and lobbing up in the air to Ajinkya Rahane at first slip.

India thus narrowed the deficit to 1-2 and will now head for a short break before assembling in Southampton for the fourth Test that kicks off on August 30. The final Test is at The Oval from September 7.