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Twitter reacts as India register biggest win over England

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Spinner Axar Patel picked his maiden five-wicket haul on his Test debut as India beat England by 317 runs on Day 4 to end the latter's six-match winning streak and level the four-match Test series 1-1.

The Virat Kohli-led Team India started the day needing seven wickets to win, and Patel skimmed through England's batting line-up to restrict them to a mere 164 runs following a brief carnage wreaked by all-rounder Moeen Ali.

After having won the toss and elected to bat, India posted 329 runs on the board, with Rohit Sharma scoring a sumptuous 231-ball 161 while Ajinkya Rahane and Rishabh Pant got their half-centuries. England were expected to put in a decent fight but the visitors bowed down to the spinning genius of Ravichandran Ashwin, who not only picked five wickets in the first innings but also scored a brilliant century in the second innings. England were restricted to 134, meaning that India resumed their second innings with a hefty lead.

India lost their batsmen in quick succession before Kohli and Ashwin steadied the ship with a 96-run stand. The off-spinner continued his carnage with the ball alongside Axar Patel to remove England's opening pair, before the latter got his maiden five-wicket haul. Patel was rightly praised for his efforts, which saw him getting better of England captain Joe Root in both the innings, and this is how the fans reacted to it.

There was praise for Ravichandran Ashwin too, as it was his third instance where picked a five-fer and scored a century.

Meanwhile, with England reeling, Moeen Ali took the Indian spinners to the cleaners, hitting a fantastic 18-ball 43 before Kuldeep Yadav caught him in a stumping.

A victory by 317 runs is now India's biggest win in terms of runs against England in Test cricket. This is how the fans and players are reacting to the win:

Feature image courtesy: Twitter / @BCCI

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