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Haseeb Hameed defiance not enough to prevent India taking 2-0 series lead: Who said what on Twitter

India took a 2-0 lead in the five match Test series against England after winning the Mohali Test by eight wickets.

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Haseeb Hameed played with a broken finger and remained unbeaten on 59 in the second innings. (Source: PTI)

India made it two wins in two Test matches when they beat visiting England by eight wickets at Mohali. The win helped India take 2-0 lead in the five match Test series. The winning runs fittingly came from Parthiv Patel’s bat with Virat Kohli on the other end. England were all out for 236 in their second innings to give India a target of 103 which the hosts reached in under 21 overs.

The target could have been significantly lower but for a resilient half-century by Haseeb Hameed who remained unbeaten on 59 before Anderson was run out by a Ravindra Jadeja and R Ashwini combo to end the innings. Jadeja’s throw from the outfield was sent to Ashwin, at the bowler’s end, and the latter was quick to throw the ball onto the stumps and find Anderson’s bat on the line.

Joe Root provided some resistance in the morning before going for 78 off Jadeja. Chris Woakes also chipped in with some valuable 30 before he was dismissed with the new ball. Mohammed Shami hit Woakes on the helmet on one delivery and followed that up with another short one to have him caught behind to Parthiv.

Adil Rashid’s duck forced Hameed to change gears. He had scored 17 in the first 110 balls and then scored his next 33 in 37 balls.

India faced the fierce nature of England’s seam attack with James Anderson, Chris Woakes and Ben Stokes doing a good job of banging the ball in to create problems for the home batsmen.

This resulted in Murali Vijay getting a duck when he was dismissed by Woakes after a slice went to Root at second slip.

Thereafter, Parthiv and Cheteshwar Pujara maintained control of the innings and got India close to the winnings runs before Pujara exited. Parthiv scored a fifty on return and hit a boundary to help India take a deserved 2-0 lead.

Fourth Test will be played in Mumbai at the Wankhede Stadium and it begins on December 8. The fifth and final Test is scheduled for December 16 in Chennai.