Mohali Test: India beat England, take 2-0 lead in series

Mohali, Nov 29 : Parthiv Patel struck a whirlwind half-century as India thrashed England by eight wickets in the third Test at the Punjab Cricket Association I.S. Bindra Stadium here on Tuesday.

Patel stormed to 67 runs off 54 balls as India overhauled the 103-run target a short while after the tea break on the fourth day.

Indian skipper Virat Kohli remained unbeaten on six runs at the other end. Patel hit a boundary to overhaul the target as India finished at 104/2.

Pacer Chris Woakes and leg-spinner Adil Rashid bagged a wicket each for England.

India now lead the five-match Test series 2-0. The hosts had won the second Test in Visakhapatnam by 246 runs while the first match of the series had ended in a draw at Rajkot.

Earlier, resuming at the overnight score of 78/4, England lost quick wickets to end their second innings at 236 runs.

Haseeb Hameed posted a half-century in difficult conditions to remain unbeaten on 59 and help take England past the 200-run mark.

The visitors were all out for 283 runs in their first innings while India had posted 417.

The following is the scoreboard after India beat England by eight wickets in the third Test at the Punjab Cricket Association (PCA) Stadium here on Tuesday:

England 1st innings 283

India 1st innings 417

England 2nd innings: 78/4 overnight

Joe Root c Rahane b Jadeja 78

Gareth Batty lbw b Jadeja 0

Jos Buttler c Jadeja b J Yadav 18

Haseeb Hameed not out 59

Chris Woakes c Patel b Mohammed Shami 30

Adil Rashid c U Yadav b Mohammed Shami 0

James Anderson run out (Jadeja/Ashwin) 5

Extras (b 8, lb 1) 9

Total (all out in 90.2 overs) 236

Fall of wickets: 1-27 (Cook, 13.6 ov), 2-39 (Ali, 19.5 ov), 3-70 (Bairstow, 31.3 ov), 4-78 (Stokes, 37.1 ov), 5-78 (Batty, 39.2 ov), 6-107 (Buttler, 46.4 ov), 7-152 (Root, 66.3 ov), 8-195 (Woakes, 83.2 ov), 9-195 (Rashid, 83.4 ov), 10-236 (Anderson, 90.2 ov)

Bowling:

Mohammed Shami 14-3-37-2

Umesh Yadav 8-3-26-0

Ravichandran Ashwin 26.2-4-81-3

Ravindra Jadeja 30-12-62-2

Jayant Yadav 12-2-21-2

India 2nd innings:

Murali Vijay c Root b Woakes 0

Parthiv Patel not out 67

Cheteshwar Pujara c Root b Rashid 25

Virat Kohli not out 6

Extras (b 4, lb 1, nb 1) 6

Total (in 20.2 overs) 104 for 2

Fall of wickets: 1-7 (Vijay, 1.5 ov), 2-88 (Pujara, 17.2 ov)

Bowling:

James Anderson 3-2-8-0

Chris Woakes 2-0-16-1

Adil Rashid 5-0-28-1

Ben Stokes 4-0-16-0

Moeen Ali 3-0-13-0

Gareth Batty 3.2-0-18-0

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