Updated: Sunday, 10 August 2014 01:28 | By Agence France-Presse

England crush India in fourth Test, lead series 2-1

England crushed India by an innings and 54 runs to win the fourth Test at Old Trafford on Saturday.


England crush India in fourth Test, lead series 2-1

England's Chris Woakes (centre) successfully appeals for an LBW decision against India's Murali Vijay (left) during the third day of the fourth Test at Old Trafford in Manchester, on August 9, 2014 - by Lindsey Parnaby

Victory, achieved with more than two days to spare, put England 2-1 up in the five-match series ahead of next week's concluding Test at The Oval.

India lost six wickets for 52 runs as they suffered a spectacular collapse after tea on the third day, with off-spinner Moeen Ali taking four for 39.

Pace bowling all-rounder Chris Jordan took the last two Indian wickets in as many balls, yorking last man Pankaj Singh for a golden duck as India were bowled out for 161 in their second innings.

Brief scores

India 1st Innings 152 (MS Dhoni 71; S Broad 6-25, J Anderson 3-46)

England 1st Innings 367 (J Root 77, J Buttler 70, I Bell 58; B Kumar 3-75, V Aaron 3-97)

India 2nd Innings 161 (M Ali 4-39) 

Result: England won by an innings and 54 runs

Series: England lead five-match series 2-1.

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