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Live Reporting

Ffion Wynne

All times stated are UK

  1. Goodbye

    Well. Wasn't that fun?

    A truly stunning start to the summer for England that I don't think any of us saw coming.

    Thanks for joining us over the past five days, through every rain delay and every twist and turn.

    We will be back on Thursday to bring you the first Twenty20 between these two sides, starting at 18:00 BST.

    Until then, you can read my colleague Stephan Shemilt's match report from today...

    And if you want to relive the action (why wouldn't you?!) Today at the Test is on at 19:00 tonight on BBC Four and iPlayer.

    There will also be a Test Match Special podcast available later here.

    And for even more cricket, don't miss the first episode of Freddie's Field of Dreams tonight at 20:00 on BBC One.

    And here's the winning moment, in all its glory, once more. Goodbye!

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    Stand-in India captain Jasprit Bumrah on BBC Test Match Special: "Test cricket is never easy. We never expect any easy games - that is why we love it. If you've had three days, you've still got to come back and put in good performances. That is what happened. We had three good days and we were a little short with the bat and we let the opposition in.

    "Test cricket is hard and every day you have to keep fighting and keep coming up with good performances. That is the beauty of it. We fell short on the fourth day and we let the opposition in.

    "We felt we had a chance this morning. We went in with very good intensity, obviously things didn't work out but we gave it our absolute bets and then we're accepting of the result.

    "I haven't give too much thought to how England are playing cricket, but if we're executing our cricket and ticking all the boxes then we would have been in a very good space. But whatever works for England, good for them. If that is a sustainable way, that is for them to work out."

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    Mark Ramprakash

    Former England batter on BBC Test Match Special

    There is no question that the school boys and girls will be watching this all around the country and want to emulate their heroes. It has been a shot in the arm for Test cricket - it has been wonderful entertainment. It will trickle down.

  4. Get Involved

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    Please get in touch with us if you attended the final days of all four Tests so far this summer: Lord's, Trent Bridge, Headingley and Edgbaston.

    Witnessing four chases of 250+ all for free must be absolutely incredible and we want to hear from you!

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    It's all obviously been about the batting today but some credit has to go to England's bowlers for the shift they put in yesterday.

    It looked like India were running away with the game, with a lead of more than 250 and seven wickets in hand.

    They pulled it back so that England 'only' had to chased 378 and it was a fine effort.

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    Deep Dasgupta

    Former India wicketkeeper on BBC Test Match Special

    I hope England get more success playing like this and it will encourage others to play similar.

    It isn't hard to get players and resources to play this approach because of T20 cricket, but it boils down to how much success England have playing like this.

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    England's next Test match isn't until 17 August against South Africa.

    There's a big chunk of white-ball cricket in between, but is there even much difference any more?!

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    Man of the match Jonny Bairstow on BBC Test Match Special: "It is great. Every time I get to speak to you it is normally a good thing so long may it continue. Rooty obviously got this reward, it's extremely special how he's playing and for so long. It is awesome, it is a great environment at the moment. It is fantastic the way we're playing and everyone is really enjoying the success and that is a huge part of it.

    "If Joe and I are out there doing it together we're in a really good place. We've been doing it for a long time together now.

    "It is really special to knock off 378 with just three down. It is something that we'll never forget. After day two I got asked what do you think is too many and I said 'whatever they set we'll go for' and that's exactly what we did. The opening partnership deserves a huge amount of credit, for the way they went about it and the brand of cricket that we're trying to play, it was epitomised by that opening stand. It isn't going to work every time but the pressure and intensity which they put on world-class bowling takes a huge amount of guts, courage and skill."

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    Are England changing the way Test cricket will be played forever?

    This summer they have chased down targets of 277, 296 and 299 against New Zealand and now 378 against India.

    And they made them all look so easy.

    Will a team ever declare against them again?! And yes, I realise how ridiculous that sounds. But that's just how ridiculously good they have been.

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    Phil Tufnell

    Former England spinner on BBC Test Match Special

    It is something really special. I'm just sitting here, trying to let it all sink in. The chases this summer have been absolutely extraordinary.

  11. 'It's an amazing place to be'

    More from Ben Stokes on BBC Test Match Special: "There is clarity within the team and changing room. It is the language that we speak in and the mentality that we get across. It is amazing the language that you use in a changing room and results have looked after themselves in a way. It's just how we play the game, that has been the most important thing, and five weeks ago that was the main thing. Yeah, it's awesome.

    "I don't want to dwell on West Indies. It's not what we're about. It is a completely new look England and how we go about it. Everything is just about building on everything we've achieved over the last five weeks. It is just an amazing place to be."

    On Joe Root and Jonny Bairstow: "As people from Yorkshire say, 'strong Yorkshire, strong England'. It couldn't be more true right now. These two are just phenomenal. Rooty has been doing it for 10 years and Jonny has just honestly been ridiculous over the last five or six weeks. He has got runs but it is the way that he has done it - it's exactly what we talk about. He has embraced it and just gone out and there and done it. The clarity he's been given has just really helped him go out and do what he's done over the last five weeks. It is like watching him play white-ball cricket at the moment."

  12. 'Teams are perhaps better than us, but teams won't be braver than us'

    England captain Ben Stokes on BBC Test Match Special: "It is amazing. I haven't really got much for you to be honest!

    "The change, you know, you're talking about mindset and everything like that, but when you've got real clarity in what you want to achieve as a team and how you want to play it makes things a lot easier. We know what we were going to do - we knew we were always going to go out and try and chase that down from the get go. A great way to explain is that teams are perhaps better than us, but teams won't be braver than us. Jack Leach said that to me about two minutes ago and it is a great way to sum things up at the moment."

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    Ben Stokes wasn't even needed with the bat today.

    But what an impact he has had as captain alongside Brendon McCullum. The shift in mentality after the winter is hard to put into words.

    Let's hear from the man himself about what his side have just achieved ...

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    Phil Tufnell

    Former England spinner on BBC Test Match Special

    It's sublime batting. It's just relentless ticking over of the strike and gorgeous striking for four. It is something to behold. It's great to see. Joe Root made batting look like a routine job. Not a care in the world, just went about his business and never looked like getting out.

    I'm just trying to take it all in. I think if England were set 550, they would have still knocked it all off. India had no ideas.

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  15. 'India will be asking many questions'

    Mark Ramprakash

    Former England batter on BBC Test Match Special

    India will be asking questions and wondering about whether they could have gone to white-ball bowling. It was a very difficult task though with the pitch and the conditions.

    The dismissal of Zak Crawley as for a ball that came back and was a batter misjudgement and Ollie Pope has a little flirt and he can do that early in an innings, but they came through orthodox line and length in Test cricket. India perhaps did go too straight and change too quickly.

    Jasprit Bumrah perhaps let things drift a little bit too much. I'm sure India will be asking many questions.

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    Want to see the winning moment? Of course you do.

    On repeat.

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    Fourth hundred in five innings. The one innings he didn't make a hundred in, he was 71 not out.

    Jonny Bairstow, take a bow.

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    England batter Joe Root, speaking to Sky Sports: "It was pretty fun doing it. Throughout the whole summer, from that first game we've said 'whatever they get, we'll chase it.' Ben [Stokes] said to us before the toss, 'we're not going to bat first, we're going to chase.' That's the mentality of how we're going about things at the minute.

    "Once we got that partnership going, we just felt in full control. So much credit has to go to the two lads at the top (Alex Lees and Zak Crawley), the way they set the platform, the way they shifted pressure straight back onto India.

    "To smash that new ball around on a wicket that was doing a bit was just incredible batting. It really made the work that we had to do afterwards a lot easier. It really was a sublime partnership against a world class attack.

    "The feeling in the dressing room at the moment is 'whatever you get, we're going for it and we're going to take it down.'"

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    Ebony Rainford-Brent

    Former England batter on BBC Test Match Special

    The tone was set by the openers and then Joe Root and Jonny Bairstow are just seeing the ball in a different stratosphere at the moment. I like the way we are seeing both of them playing in different ways. It is just great to see that flexibility.