The 4th Test between India and England came to a defining end at Ranchi on Monday, with India clinching victory by 5 wickets, thereby taking a decisive 3-1 lead in the series. It was Royals batter Dhruv Jurel yet again at the centre of attention, as he sealed India's fate with the winning runs. This was India's 17th consecutive series win at home, the longest streak for any Test team.

Despite losing the toss and England putting up a strong 300-plus total on the board, the hosts didn't lose faith and responded with a fighting performance in the second innings. That fightback continued with the ball, as England were bundled out for 145, serving a modest target for the Indian chase in the fourth innings. From Yashasvi Jaiswal's purple patch to Ravichandran Ashwin's record and Dhruv Jurel's mettle with the bat, this Test turned out to be more than fruitful for the Royals. 

Here are some highlights from the match that was:

Player of the Match

Quick behind the stumps, resilient at the crease. Dhruv Jurel missed out on his maiden international fifty in his debut Test at Rajkot but walked into the Ranchi Test like a man on a mission. Not only did he register his first-ever half-century for India, but also brought India back into the game with a defining knock that will be etched into Indian cricket's history books forever. It didn't matter that he missed out on another personal milestone by just 10 runs. It won him the Player of the Match award and plenty of praise and respect from the cricketing fraternity.

In a league of his own

With 655 runs so far in the series, opener Yashasvi Jaiswal has already broken Sourav Ganguly's long-standing record of scoring the most runs in a home Test series as a left-handed batter. To top it, he also equalled Virat Kohli to become the joint-highest Indian run-scorer in a Test series at home on Day 4 of the Test match. The 22-year-old has already notched up two massive double hundreds and two fifties in the series so far, with the latest one coming in this Test - a patient 73 that set the tone for India's first innings. Jaiswal's aggressive nature of batting earned him another entry into the record books, eclipsing Virender Sehwag's tally of hitting the most sixes in a single year.

Record breaker, history maker

Where there's Ashwin, there are milestones. And then there are victories. The veteran off-spinner became the first Indian to take 100 Test wickets against England on Day 1 of the Test when he trapped Jonny Bairstow plumb in front. On Day 3, he bagged another milestone in his career, his 35th five-wicket haul in Test cricket by picking wickets on consecutive deliveries, a pivotal moment in the Test match. Ashwin also surpassed Anil Kumble to become the fastest Indian bowler to take 350 Test wickets at home, reaching the landmark four matches quicker than the former cricketer.