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India’s masterclass in Mohali results in 2-0 series lead

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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India took a 2-0 lead in the five-match Test series against England in Mohali after clinching the contest by eight wickets. Asked to chase 103 for the win, the hosts got the job done inside 21 overs in the final session of play on Day 4 of the Test. This continued India's dominance at home and in Mohali where they've not lost in 22 years. (Source: PTI)

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Bowling the second over of the day and his first, Ravindra Jadeja gave England the early jolt by having Gareth Batty leg before wicket for a zero. (Source: PTI)

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A few overs later, Jayant Yadav removed Jos Buttler in his first over of the morning to make things increasingly difficult for the visitors. At this stage, they were 107/6. (Source: PTI)

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Joe Root, who had opened the innings, remained defiant on the fourth day's play too. He continued to battle and brought about his fifty. (Source: Reuters)

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Ravindra Jadeja got the big wicket of Joe Root when he had the England opener dismissed off a well placed and a well delivered ball. Root edged it and Ajinkya Rahane took a swift catch in the slip region. (Source: AP)

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Haseeb Hameed who had suffered a finger injury and been unable to come out to bat on the third day, had to come out at No 8 to extend England's battle. And fight he did. The teenager started slowly but soon picked pace to bring up his fifty. His injury condition has resulted in him missing the next two Tests of the series. (Source: AP)

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England's inning was wrapped up at 236 when James Anderson was run out by the combination of Ravindra Jadeja and R Ashwin. At this juncture, Hameed remained unbeaten on 59. (Source: Reuters)

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Mohammed Shami was the pick of the lot on the fourth day's play in Mohali. He finished with two wickets with dismissal of Chris Woakes standing out for the aggressive intent. (Source: AP)

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Asked to chase 103, India opened with Murali Vijay and Parthiv Patel. But Vijay was dismissed in the second over of the chase by Chris Woakes. The Indian opener handed Root a catch in the slips region to create some early nerves. (Source: AP)

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But at the other end, Parthiv Patel barely looked deterred. Making a comeback to the Indian setup after eight years, Parthiv once again looked in sweet touch. (Source: PTI)

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India lost Cheteshwar Pujara just 15 runs shy of the win but with a low target to chase, India weren't too bothered. Soon enough, Parthiv Patel scored the winning runs to stay unbeaten at 67. At the other end, Kohli was not out on 6. India won by eight wickets in the process. (Source: Reuters)