England win third Test to level series against India

SOUTHAMPTON: England beat India by 266 runs to win the third Test at Southampton on Thursday and level the five-match series at 1-1.

India, resuming on their overnight 112 for four, were bowled out in under 25 overs on Thursday for 178 before lunch on the final day in pursuit of what would have been a new fourth innings record winning total of 445.

Victory saw England end a run of 10 Tests without a win, a sequence stretching back nearly a year.

Off-spinner Moeen Ali did the bulk of the damage with Test-best figures of six for 67, including a spell of four for 17 in 22 balls on Thursday, the all-rounder ending the match by bowling Pankaj Singh.

The series continues with the fourth Test at Old Trafford starting on August 7.