England slumped to an emphatic 203-run defeat against India at Trent Bridge as Virat Kohli’s side kept the series alive with a fine victory.

After the tourists made 329 in their first innings, England’s fragile batting order was once again exposed, with the hosts skittled out for just 161 in less than 39 overs.

Kohli then hit his second century of the series to give England an improbable 521 to win the match and clinch the series.

Despite Jos Buttler scoring his maiden Test hundred, Joe Root’s side were bowled out for 317 on the morning of day five with Jasprit Bumrah claiming his second Test five-wicket haul.

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ENGLAND

Alastair Cook – 2/5

Got in twice but was unable to kick on, perishing to Ishant Sharma on both occasions. Gets an extra mark for taking the best catch of his career at first slip to dismiss Ajinkya Rahane. An absolute beauty.

Keaton Jennings – 1/5

Having scored a century and a fifty in his first two Tests in India two years ago, Jennings has now gone 14 innings without a half-century. Struggled to impose himself when batting and in the field.

Joe Root – 1/5

An uncharacteristically poor match from England’s skipper, who nicked off to fairly innocuous deliveries in both innings. Decision to bowl first also backfired.

Ollie Pope – 1/5

Surrey’s exciting 20-year-old failed to build on the promise he showed on debut at Lord’s last week. Does not look like a Test No.4 batsman just yet.

Jonny Bairstow – 1/5

Only made 15 runs in the match and suffered a fracture in his finger that puts his availability in the next match – as a wicket-keeper, at least – under threat.

Ben Stokes – 3/5

The decision to drop young all-rounder Sam Curran was not an easy one but Stokes is world class and showed glimpses of that ability, particularly on day four when he made 62 in a 169-run partnership with Jos Buttler.

Jos Buttler – 5/5

Scored his maiden Test century after coming to the crease with England on the ropes at 62-4. A brilliant knock in testing conditions. Smashed 39 off 32 balls in the first innings, too.

Chris Woakes – 3/5

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Was England’s hero at Lord’s, scoring his first Test century to set up the emphatic victory. Took four wickets here, including all of India’s top three on the first morning of the match.

Adil Rashid – 3/5

Took three second-innings wickets after dismissing Virat Kohli in the first when the Indian superstar was on 97. Also showed his ability with the bat to force the match into the fifth day.

Stuart Broad – 2/5

Kept things tight but England needed wickets after their dramatic collapse and he could not deliver any.

James Anderson – 2/5

Loves bowling at Trent Bridge but could not make as big an impact as he has previously. England’s bowlers were worryingly upstaged by the tourists’ pace attack.

INDIA

KL Rahul – 3/5

Like Cook, Rahul made two starts in Nottingham but was unable to make a telling contribution. Was India’s best fielder, though, with seven catches in the match.

Shikhar Dhawan – 3/5

After being dropped for the second Test, Dhawan justified his return with two promising innings. Appeared to learn from his mistakes at Edgbaston and knuckle down.

Cheteshwar Pujara – 4/5

Also justified his inclusion after starting the series on the sidelines. Made the English bowlers toil on day three with an assured half-century.

Virat Kohli – 5/5

Scored exactly 200 runs, just as he did in the first match in Birmingham. Was denied his second hundred in three games in the first innings but made up for it second time around. Oozes class.

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Ajinkya Rahane – 4/5

His 81 on day one was crucial for India, taking the score from 82-3 to 241-4. Another classy player who is beginning to look more comfortable against seam and swing.

Rishabh Pant – 3/5

Looks an upgrade on Dinesh Karthik despite only providing 25 runs. His keeping is still a work in progress.

Hardik Pandya – 5/5

Ripped through England’s fragile middle order with five wickets in just 29 balls. Backed that superb spell up with a fluent fifty as India quickly began to dominate.

Ravichandran Ashwin – 3/5

Only bowled 23 overs in the match as India’s pace bowlers did the damage and he was struggling with a side strain. Despite the fitness issue, he remained a threat and a dependable figure for Kohli to turn to.

Ishant Sharma – 3/5

Appears to have Cook’s number and enjoys bowling to England’s left handers. His fitness will be tested with the fourth match starting in less than a week.

Mohammed Shami – 2/5

Struggled to find his rhythm, going at over five runs per over in the first innings and four in the second.

Jasprit Bumrah – 5/5

Showed exactly why he is so highly rated in India with a fine performance. Is renowned for his swing bowling but his pace was right up there, too. One of the best quick bowlers in the world in all formats.

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