Result: England won by 10 wickets
Man of the match: Kevin Pietersen
The humiliating defeat at the hands of England in the second game exposed several weaknesses in India's Test squad. This was India's fourth defeat in Mumbai since 2000. India's abysmal overseas record in Test matches is a well-known fact, but they have traditionally been a pretty strong outfit at home. However, India has lost one too many test matches in recent years and that too by very big margins. Between 1990 and 2000, India lost only five Tests at home. Since then, they've already lost 10 on home grounds. For a team that intends to compete for the no. 1 spot, that is an almost inexcusable dip in form.
Let's take a look at India's worst performances in the last two decades.
Responding to India's challenging 1st innings total of 327 on a dicey, turning pitch, England captain Alastair Cook and Kevin Pietersen both played outstanding tons to give the visitors a crucial lead. Following that, an unbelievable bowling spell by Monty Panesar in the second innings ensured that India were restricted to a measly total of 142 in the 2nd innings and England cruised to victory in style on the fourth day.