England vs India: Virat Kohli’s side need just 17 balls to finish off hosts and win Third Test by 203 runs

INDIA finished off England in just 17 balls to leave the five-Test series brilliantly poised at 2-1.

Ravi Ashwin bagged the final wicket as Jimmy Anderson chipped up in the air and Virat Kohli's side clinched the Third Test at Trent Bridge with a 203-run win.

 India have fought back to leave the five-test series poised at 2-1 to England

Getty Images
4
India have fought back to leave the five-test series poised at 2-1 to England

Around 2,000 fans came in for free after a U-turn by organisers who had originally charged a tenner for tickets – with no refunds planned yesterday.

And they came in the knowledge it was all over bar the Indian shouting as they bounced back from two defeat with a Kohli-inspired performance.

England managed to delay the inevitable into the final day thanks to the batting of Jos Buttler and Ben Stokes.

They resumed on 311 for nine – one wicket away from defeat with a world-record target of 521 to win.

 Jimmy Anderson watches on after chipping the ball in the air as India clinched victory in the Third Test

Getty Images
4
Jimmy Anderson watches on after chipping the ball in the air as India clinched victory in the Third Test
 India celebrate after Ravi Ashwins dismissal of Anderson leaves the series at 2-1 to England

Getty Images
4
India celebrate after Ravi Ashwins dismissal of Anderson leaves the series at 2-1 to England

It took just ten minutes for the final wicket to fall in front of a sparse crowd.

They witnessed two uneventful overs and then the dismissal of no11 Anderson.

The England seamer was caught at slip when a delivery from Ashwin spat and turned to loop up off his glove and end England's second innings on 317 all out.

A match which was effectively won and lost inside one session on day two, when England lost all ten first-innings wickets between lunch and tea, therefore concluded predictably.

India's victory means all outcomes remain possible in this series, which will resume at the Ageas Bowl in Southampton next week.

 There were around 2,000 fans who watched 17 balls for free

AP:Associated Press
4
There were around 2,000 fans who watched 17 balls for free

India’s KL Rahul takes catch off England’s cricket captain Joe Root and then gives the Dele Alli

INDIA finished off England in just 17 balls to leave the five-Test series brilliantly poised at 2-1.