England were put out of their misery as India romped to a three day victory and a 3-1 series scoreline in Ahmedabad.

On its own, their defeat by an innings and 25 runs, and being bowled out for 135 in the second innings would usually be described as a horror show.

But on this tour from the moment the final ball was bowled in the, still stunning, first Test win it has been a long running saga of shame.

As Sir Andrew Strauss called it: “An Ahmedabad nightmare part four.” And he's not wrong as England came up horribly short for a third game in succession and twice at this huge new stadium.

Joe Root made 30 before he was trapped plumb lbw

India remained streets ahead of England in every department as they extended their lead to a match-winning 160 thanks to Washington Sundar's 96 not out.

The all rounder deserved a hundred, but once Axar Patel was dismissed for 43 to end their 106-run partnership the final two wickets fell to Ben Stokes inside three balls.

Stokes' 4-89, running on empty, was as good as it got for England as they went back out to bat and made a straightforward surface look like a minefield.

Ravichandran Ashwin claimed 5-47 to spin India to victory (Credit BCCI)

Of course it is down to the quality of the bowlers that the batsmen are facing that makes a big difference on the pitch and once again the incredible skills of Ravichandran Ashwin and Patel stole the show with all ten wickets falling to them.

England's top three of Zak Crawley, Jonny Bairstow and Dom Sibley were all gone inside the first ten overs for single figure scores thanks to a couple of indifferent shots and some bad luck.

Sibley's strong sweep flicked off Shubman Gill's knee at short leg, perhaps off the protective keeper pads he was wearing, and lobbed up to the keeper.

Bairstow's insipid turn to leg slip was a soft dismissal making it three ducks out of four since his return and putting his Test career in danger of being over.

Axar Patel was a constant threat as he took 5-48

Things hardly improved from there as Stokes offered a tame lap sweep to leg slip while Ollie Pope's skittish efforts throughout the series continued when he was brilliantly stumped by Rishabh Pant.

Dan Lawrence did himself no harm with a second Test fifty in his fifth Test showing that he can adapt his game to different conditions, but when he was the last man out the curtain came down on a series England will want to forget.