ENGLAND crashed to another miserable defeat in the fourth Test at Ahmedabad earlier today, losing by an innings and 25 runs as India took the series 3-1.

The game was already running away from Joe Root's side after Rishabh Pant's extraordinary innings of 101 off 118 balls yesterday, but the hosts ground England into the dirt this morning.

Resuming on 294-7, Indian batsman Washington Sundar and Axar Patel took their eighth wicket partnership up to 106 before the latter was run out for 43 by a combination of Bradford's Jonny Bairstow and Root.

Sundar looked all set for a century at this point, but Ben Stokes dismissed both Ishant Sharma and Mohammed Siraj for ducks to leave him stranded on 96 not out.

That late burst from Stokes saw India all out for 365, 160 ahead of England.

With Bairstow part of another top order failure, and making a sixth duck in his last nine innings against India, England slumped to 20-3 in their second innings.

Root made a solid 30, but with only Dan Lawrence (50) able to contribute another score of note, England were bundled out for 135, meaning the Test lasted less than three days.

It was a tough return for the side for Yorkshire's Dom Bess, who went wicketless when bowling and only managed five runs with the bat.