Updated: Sunday, 17 August 2014 23:53 | By Agence France-Presse

England thrash India to seal 3-1 series win

England hammered India by an innings and 244 runs to win the fifth and final Test at The Oval on Sunday and take the series 3-1.

England thrash India to seal 3-1 series win

England’s Joe Root (C) celebrates reaching a century during the third day of the fifth Test against India at The Oval in London on August 17, 2014 - by Ian Kington

It was the second time in as many matches, after their innings and 54-run win at Old Trafford, that England had beaten India inside three days.

India were bowled out for just 94 in a second innings that was wrapped up inside 30 overs on Sunday.

Earlier Joe Root's unbeaten 149 powered England to a first innings total of 486 all out.

Brief scores

India 1st Innings 148 (MS Dhoni 82; C Woakes 3-30, C Jordan 3-32)

England 1st Innings 486 (J Root 149 no, A Cook 79, G Ballance 64, I Sharma 4-96, R Ashwin 3-72)

India 2nd Innings 94 (C Jordan 4-18)

Result: England won by an innings and 244 runs

Series: England win five-match series 3-1.

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