Jasprit Bumrah adjudged Player of the Series

England’s smooth-sailing chase eventually got to a phase where Joe Root unfurled a reverse scoop over third man off Shardul Thakur, putting to bed any notions of a deteriorating fifth-day pitch. The pair hit 19 fours during the leather hunt they subjected the Indian bowlers to on the final day, en route to the highest-ever fourth innings partnership in Tests worth 269 and the completion of their 378-run pursuit, even before the visitors could avail the new ball at the 80th-over mark. Although he lost his first Test as captain, Jasprit Bumrah was adjuged the Player of the Series for his excellent bowling throughout the series.