India beat England by 8 wickets, take 2-0 lead in series

India beat England by 8 wickets, take 2-0 lead in series

India chase down 103-run target with eight wickets remaining after bowling out England for 236 in second innings.

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India lost only two wickets in their chase. (Source: AP)

India took a 2-0 lead in the five-match series by beating England by eight wickets in the third Test in Mohali. Chasing 103 for a win, India chased down the target with only two wickets down in 20.2 overs. Parthiv Patel remained unbeaten on 67, his fifth Test half-century. Earlier, England were bowled out for 236 in their second innings with Joe Root leading the way with a defiant 78. Haseeb Hameed remained unbeaten on 59 . Mohammed Shami, Ravindra Jadeja and Jayant Yadav took two wickets each while R Ashwin picked up three wickets in the second innings.

India vs England 3rd Test Day 4

1540 hrs IST: This has been a perfect Test for India and they will go into the eight-day break in a great state of mind. Both teams will travel to Mumbai for the third Test which begins on December 8.

1526 hrs IST: That’s it. Parthiv Patel with the winnings runs. He goes inside out and hits a four. India win the Test by 8 wickets. They take a 2-0 lead in this series. Virat Kohli congratulates Parthiv. He has been excellent in this innings. He remains unbeaten on 67

1514 hrs IST: WICKET! Pujara has to go. He has played a sweep shot but top edged it. Joe Root takes a good catch at short fine-leg running to his left. India need 16 more runs and out comes Virat Kohli


1504 hrs IST: Parthiv Patel gets to his half-century. Excellent innings from the comeback man. He missed it in the first innings, he makes sure he gets one now. India need 30 more to win

1450 hrs IST: 50 up for India. Pujara and Parthiv have added 43 runs for the second wicket. India need 53 more runs for a win. Parthiv is batting on 29 and Pujara is on 16

1447 hrs IST: 10 overs gone and India are 48 for the loss of one wicket. India need 55 more runs for a win here and take an unassailable 2-0 lead in this five-match series

1443 hrs IST: Nine overs gone in the Indian innings and Pujara and Parthiv have been fluent in scoring runs in it. India are 42 for the loss of one wicket. They need 61 more runs to win this match

1433 hrs IST: REVIEW! Parthiv struck on the pads off a Ben Stokes delivery and the England players go up in appeal. Umpire says not out but England review. The ultra-edge shows a big spike as the ball passes the bat. Clear edge there. It will remain not out

1431 hrs IST: Players are back in the middle for the final session of play in Mohali on day four. Parthiv will be on strike and Ben Stokes will be bowling for England. India 33/1

1414 hrs IST: That is Tea in Mohali! India are 33 for the loss of one wickets and need just 70 more runs to win this Test. Excellent batting from Pujara and Parthiv in that small innings so far. Will be back in just 15 minutes

1410 hrs IST: England bring on Adil Rashid for the last over before Tea. England have had their moments in this match but have been out-batted and out-bowled in this match. Here is Rashid now

1409 hrs IST: This time Pujara gets two consecutive boundaries off the Anderson over and India reach 24 for the loss of one wicket. India need 79 more to win this match.

1405 hrs IST: Parthiv Patel with two boundaries in the fourth over and India reach 16 for the loss one wicket. India need 87 runs to win this match. Anderson to continue to bowling for England

1358 hrs IST: Excellent short bowling from Anderson. He gets one past Pujara. That swung and England are appealing for a caught behind. Umpire says not out. England review. There is no sound there. Ultra-edge shows nothing. It will stay not out

1355 hrs IST: Cheteshwar Pujara is the new batsman in for India. He has been in excellent form in this series. India need to take this chase in a easy manner. Some intelligent cricket will do it for them

1352 hrs IST: WICKET! India lose Murali Vijay! Excellent bowling from Woakes. Some extra bounce and Vijay gets squared up. He is caught at slips. England get the early breakthrough. India 7/1

1349 hrs IST: Parthiv Patel gets India’s chase underway with a boundary through covers! Then he takes three runs with another drive, this time straight down the ground

1334 hrs IST: Indian openers are out in the middle for their chase of 103 in Mohali. Murali Vijay and Parthiv Patel are the two batsmen. The former will take strike against James Anderson, who will bowl the first over

1335 hrs IST: Run-out! England have been bowled out for 236. Excellent work from Jadeja in the deep. Keeps his calm to collect the ball and then sends in a bullet throw, slightly off target, but Ashwin manages to bring it back and dislodge the bails. Anderson is just short. India need 103 runs to win this Test

1331 hrs IST: England now lead by 100 runs. All credit to young Haseeb Hameed to keep this England innings together. He has done well with a broken finger

1326 hrs IST: FIFTY! Young Haseeb Hameed has reached his fifty. He is batting with a broken finger but still brings up his fifty with a six. Superb innings from the 19-year-old

1320 hrs IST: Hameed hits two boundaries off the Ashwin over. Also takes a single. He is still fighting it for England. Closing in on his half-century as well. Jadeja to bowl now

1312 hrs IST: James Anderson makes it to the crease just in time before a direct hit from Shami hits the stumps. England now lead by 71 runs. India need one more wicket to bowl out England. Drinks now

1300 hrs IST: WICKET! Mohammed Shami with another bouncer and he gets Adil Rashid with it. Takes his eyes off it and top edges it to fine-leg. That is some superb bowling from Shami. Two wickets in the over

1258 hrs IST: WICKET ! Shami strikes and Woakes is gone for 30. Shami bowled another bouncer after the previous one hit Woakes helmet. Woakes was clearly pushed back. This time he just manages to lob it up in the air. Caught behind. England 8 down

1254 hrs IST: Nasty bouncer! Mohammed Shami gets one to shot up after pitching and it hits Chris Woakes on the helmet. The back protection of the helmet is broken. That looks very nasty. England physio comes out

1250 hrs IST: India take the second new ball. Umesh Yadav will bowl with it. England have been successful in keeping the wickets in hands after Lunch. Can India strike with this new ball?

1243 hrs IST: 80 overs bowled in this England innings and the second new ball is available for India. Umesh Yadav comes on to bowl the next over but he is continuing with the old ball

1237 hrs IST: England have reached 186 for the loss of seven wickets after 79 overs. They now lead by 52 runs. Hameed has been solid. Ashwin to bowl again for Inida

1220 hrs IST: England start with positive intent after Lunch. Woakes and Hameed rotating the strike nicely. India operating with spin. Ashwin and Jadeja the two bowlers bowling in tandem

1211 hrs IST: Players have made their way to the field for the second session on day four in Mohali. Ravindra Jadeja will start the proceedings for India. Chris Woakes on strike for England

1200 hrs IST: 10 minutes before start of play in Mohali. India will look to pick these three England wickets early and then chase down the total to take an unassailable 2-0 lead in this five-match Test series

1133 hrs IST: That will be Lunch on day four! England are 156 for the loss of seven wickets and are just 22 runs ahead. Hameed is still there and Chris Woakes can bat, this will be a mountain to climb for England

1129 hrs IST: Last over before Lunch. England are 153 for the loss of seven wickets. Ashwin to bowl to Hameed. This has been a good session for India with three wickets

1120 hrs IST: WICKET! What a catch. Ajinkya Rahane has pulled off a blinder at slips to get rid of Joe Root. Jadeja gets another wicket. Pitched up by Jadeja and Root goes for the drive. It takes the outside edge and flies past the keeper before Rahane sticks out his left hand and it gets stuck

1112 hrs IST: 150 up for England in the 64th over. They have done well to reach here after the early wickets. Joe Root batting in the seventies. Hameed happy to defend for England. India continue to attack with spinners

1100 hrs IST: Jayant Yadav has been impressive today but no wickets for him. Another maiden over. England building brick by brick here. Ashwin to continue from the other end

1052 hrs IST: DROPPED! With the angle it goes away from the batsman and it takes a thick outside edge off Hameed’s bat. But that was difficult catch for Parthiv. Very difficult. But good start for Ashwin

1051 hrs IST: So here were are. Ashwin into the attack and he goes round the wicket. Hameed on strike for him. Ashwin has already taken three wickets in this innings. England still trailing India

1042 hrs IST: India still operating with pace from one end and spin from the other. Shami and Jadeja the two bowlers. Hameed is batting well in the middle. He can play those long innings. Can he do it for England today?

1033 hrs IST: First hour of play done in Mohali. England have added 44 runs but lost two wickets. India will be happy with the position they are in. They still lead by 12 runs. Drinks taken by players

1024 hrs IST: FIFTY FOR JOE ROOT! Root reaches his 25th half-century with a boundary. He has been the lone defence for England. The visiors are 113 for six and India’s lead is just 21 runs now

1017 hrs IST: 50 overs bowled in this innings and India once again going for a bowling change. Mohammed Shami to bowl now. England are 109 for the loss of six wickets and still 25 runs behind India. Hameed on strike

1008 hrs IST: Haseeb Hameed comes out to bat! He did not open yesterday after having a sore finger. Reports are that he is going to miss the fourth Test in Mumbai. But for the time being, Hameed is out there in Mohali

1005 hrs IST: WICKET! Jos Buttler c Ravindra Jadeja b Jayant Yadav. Buttler has picked the only man in the deep ahead of square and Jadeja catches him in the deep. Buttler knows it. What has he done. Bowling change has worked. Kohli is ecstatic

1002 hrs IST: Change in bowling for India. Umesh Yadav has been taken off and off-spinner Jayant Yadav is on. England are five down and with spin from both ends, they need to do a lot to save this match

0957 hrs IST: 100 up for England! They are cutting this Indian lead quickly. Jos Buttler with a boundary and England reach 103 for the loss of five wickets. India now lead by only 31 runs

0952 hrs IST: Good running from the two batsmen. Root and Buttler can help England stay in this game. Both can bat long and attack at the same time. Scoring runs will be they key here

0947 hrs IST: That was an expensive over from Jadeja. 12 runs coming off it. England need to play the shots. They can not just block every ball. Get over the lead first then score runs to give a competitive total to India. Positive cricket is all they need

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0944 hrs IST: SIX! That is one way to attack! Jos Buttler comes down the pitch and lofts one from Jadeja over his head for six. Good, positive approach from the batsman.

0943 hrs IST: Umesh Yadav with another decent over. England score the first runs of the morning in that over. Ravindra Jadeja will continue and England’s new man in is Jos Buttler. England are five down

0937 hrst IST: WICKET! Gareth Batty lbw b Ravindra Jadeja 0. Great start for India on Day 4. Jadeja with the first wicket for himself and of the day. Bowls the arm ball and it doesn’t bounce much. Struck very low and umpire says out. Batty discusses with Root but decides not to review

0935 hrs IST: Maiden over from Umesh to start with for India. Ravindra Jadeja to share the attack from the other end. Nightwatchman Gareth Batty is on strike

0930 hrs IST: All set for the fourth day’s play in Mohali. Umesh Yadav to bowl for India. Look out for reverse swing. Joe Root will be on strike for England. Here we go

0920 hrs IST: We are just 10 minutes away from play in Mohali. India will look to pick the remaining six England wickets as quickly as possible and wrap up this Test match. England, on the other hand, will like to spend as much time as possible at the crease

0905 hrs IST: Ravindra Jadeja made a brilliant 90 to take India to 417 in first innings. He celebrated his fifty with the sword dance. But there is still more to Jadeja than just that. Sandip G tells us all – Ravindra Jadeja – Knight with swinging swords, swats rivals, wins war within

0855 hrs IST: There was a lot of talk about how the Mohali wicket will behave and it just behaved the typical Indian way. The pitch began to turn in the England second innings. The Indian spinners were brilliant and they were brilliant with the bat as well. Here is the day three reports by Sandip G – Day of finger, spinners

0845 hrs IST: Welcome to the coverage of the fourth day’s play of the third Test between India and England in Mohali. India clearly have an upper hand going into today’s play but England will not go down without a fight. We are all set for an interesting cricket session

England will resume day four at 78 for the loss of four wickets. Joe Root and Gareth Batty are the two unbeaten batsmen for them. They will look to keep Indian bowlers at bay and not let them pick wickets. With two days left in the match, England need to strive hard to save this Test.


On the third day, India took firm control by reducing the visitors to 78 for the loss of four wickets. Ravindra Jadeja led India’s strong lower-order batting display with a career-best 90 and helped India make 417 in the first innings. Jayant Yadav also scored his maiden Test fifty. This was before Ashwin wrecked England’s top order by taking three wickets. Jayant Yadav picked up the other wicket.