The scorecard reveals a 95-run loss, but so much more will be taken from this.
Most under fire will be Alastair Cook, the captain who’s now presided over 10 winless Tests – seven losses and three draws – on the trot and more importantly is in dire form with the bat.
Moeen Ali and Joe Root showed great resilience in the opening session and provided hope for the home side in a 101-run partnership, but after a short-ball barrage from Ishant Sharma, Moeen fell to a bouncer that meant lunch.
After that, the England players didn’t seem keen on burdening fans with a third session as ill-discipline, selfishness and all-round limp defiance ruled and India revelled.
They were bowled out for 223 and are now 1-0 down in the five-match series.
A slim hope of winning with 146 as their target when Moeen went, but a decent enough chance of a draw, but Matt Prior, Ben Stokes and then Root all fell to totally unnecessary pull shots.
The silliness gifted Sharma figures of 7-74 and ended, seemingly appropriately ended with the run-out of James Anderson.
More depressing for England, this was India’s first win off their home patch in 16 Tests, since 2011.
It’s also their first victory at the home of cricket since 1986.
Cook has insisted he won’t quit as captain, but many including past England skippers Michael Vaughan and Alec Stewart say he should be punted.
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