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Jaiswal, Jadeja lead India to a crushing 434-run victory over England

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RAJKOT: Yashasvi Jaiswal scored a quick unbeaten double-century, followed by Ravindra Jadeja’s five-fer to guide India to a crushing victory over England in the third Test of the five-match series here on Sunday.

India set England to chase a mammoth 557 runs on the fourth day and bundled the visitors for a meagre 122 to register a 434-run victory, which is India’s largest margin of victory in Test cricket. The hosts are now leading the series 2-1.

England lost eight wickets in the final session after being 18-2 at the end of the second session.

England lost their openers including first-innings centurion Ben Duckett, run out on four before tea, followed by Jadeja rattling the middle-order with his left-arm spin after the tea.

Jadeja got Mark Wood out for 33 as the final wicket, and he kissed the pitch as India registered their biggest-ever win in terms of runs.

Jonny Bairstow and Joe Root extended their poor run in the five-match series and got out for four and seven respectively.

Skipper Ben Stokes attempted to resist the Indian bowling force but fell lbw to left-arm wrist spinner Kuldeep Yadav for 15 in his landmark 100th Test.

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Prior to that, the left-handed Jaiswal stood out with his 214 off 236 balls to flay the opposition attack as India declared their second innings on 430-4.

The opener returned to bat in the morning session after he retired hurt at 104 late on day three due to back pain.

He raised his second double ton in consecutive matches with a single off Root — and jumped in joy.

Jaiswal hit a record-equalling 12 sixes in his knock which included three straight hits over the fence off James Anderson — a first for the veteran quick with 696 wickets in 185 Tests.

Jaiswal now stands level with former Pakistan great Wasim Akram, who also hit 12 sixes in an innings against Zimbabwe in 1996.

Jaiswal put on marathon stands including an unbeaten 172-run partnership with debutant Sarfaraz Khan, who made 68 for his second half-century in the match.

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