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India complete emphatic eight-wicket win over England in Mohali

Indian players celebrating the wicket of Jos Buttler on the final day of the Mohali Test
Indian players celebrating the wicket of Jos Buttler on the final day of the Mohali Test
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India 417 & 104-2 (Patel 67no) beat
England 283 & 236 (Root 78) by eight wickets
Third Test, Mohali, day four

After a collective bowling effort from India dismissed England for 236 in their second innings, Parthiv Patel scored a fluent knock of 67 to complete the chase of 103 runs with eight wickets in hand on day four of the third Test in Mohali to claim a 2-0 lead in the series.

England started the day at 78 for four, trailing India by 56 runs. In the second over of the day, Gareth Batty (0) was trapped LBW by Ravindra Jadeja (2-62).

Jos Buttler (18) looked positive from the outset and got off the mark with a six off Jadeja but his run-a-ball cameo ended when he holed out to deep midwicket to give Jayant Yadav (2-21) his second wicket.

Haseeb Hameed (59 not out) came out to bat at seven despite the finger injury. Root (78) reached his fifty in the 52nd over while six overs later, Hameed was dropped by Patel.

The duo added 45 runs for the seventh wicket before Root was sensationally caught in the slips by Ajinkya Rahane off Jadeja. England went into lunch at 156 for seven with a lead of 22 runs.

Chris Woakes (30) looked brisk in his 47-ball knock as he and Hameed added some respect to the total with a 43-run stand for the eighth wicket.

After being hit by a Mohammad Shami (2-37) bouncer, Woakes top edged one to the keeper in the next delivery and in the same over Adil Rashid (0) was also caught at deep fine leg.

Hameed also completed a valiant fifty and his 41-run stand with James Anderson (5) helped England set a target of 103 runs for India in the final innings before the latter was run out.

Murali Vijay (0) was dismissed in the second over by Woakes (1-16) but Patel (67 not out) kept playing shots as he and Cheteshwar Pujara (25) took India to 33 for one in six overs at tea.

Even though Rashid (1-28) dismissed Pujara in the final session, Patel completed a 39-ball century and along with Virat Kohli (6 not out) ensured India completed the chase with eight wickets in hand.

The win has taken India's lead in the five-match series to 2-0 with two more games to go. Jadeja bagged the man of the match for his all-round performance.

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