India lost only two wickets to chase down the 103-run target set by England to win the third Test in Mohali inside four days and take an unassailable 2-0 lead in the five-match series.
Parthiv Patel scored a fifty on his comeback to the Indian team to lead the hosts to a convincing win. He shared a 81-run stand with Cheteshwar Pujara for the second wicket before the latter fell trying to sweep. Murali Vijay was the other wicket to fall for India. He was caught by Joe Root at slips off Chris Woakes. Virat Kohli was the other unbeaten batsman for India.
WATCH VIDEO: India Beat England By 8 Wickets In Mohali
Resuming the day at 78 for the loss of four, England were bowled out for 236 in their second innings, setting India 103 for a win. England lost three wickets in the morning session and went to Lunch at 156 for the loss of seven wickets.
Ravindra Jadeja dismissed nightwatchman Gareth Batty in the second over of the day for a duck, he caught Jos Buttler at deep mid-wicket off Jayant Yadav.
Joe Root defied the Indian bowlers for a long time in his innings of 78 but was dismissed just before Lunch as Ajinkya Rahane took a one-handed catch at slips.
After taking the new ball, Mohammed Shami bowled a couple of bouncers to dismiss Chris Woakes and Moeen Ali is the same over. James Anderson was the last wicket to fall as he was run-out by Jadeja.
England’s regular opener Haseeb Hameed, who batted at number eight due to a broken finger, remained not out at 57 for England.
Ashwin took three wickets for India while Jayant, Shami and Jadeja picked up two wickets each for India in the second innings.
The first Test in Rajkot ended in draw but India won the second Test in Vizag to take a 1-0 lead in the five-match series. Both teams head to Mumbai for the fourth Test that begins after an eight-day break on December 8.
Man of the match: Ravindra Jadeja for his heroics with both bat and ball. Under pressure, the left-hander hit his career-best 90 with the bat, and chipped in with contributions with the ball. In the end, the session where he stitched crucial partnerships with Jayant Yadav and Ashwin proved to be the difference between the two sides.
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