India beat England by 8 wickets

  • Leads 2-0 in the 5-match series

Mohali:  India beat England here on Tuesday to lead the series by 2-0. The third Test was won by 8 wickets making it the tenth Test that Virat Kohli won as a captain. Both Aswin and Jadeja starred in this Test both with the ball and the bat. Virat has marshaled his resources excellently making the win look easy and natural. Earlier in the day, the second innings of England was wrapped up when Aswin got James Anderson run out at a total of 236 leaving India to score 103 runs in its second innings to post the second win in the series. India made the required runs after losing two wickets and won the match. Jadeja was declared Man of the Match.

Murali Vijay and Parthiv Patel opened the second Indian innings and very soon, at the end of the second over, Vijay was caught by Roots at slips off Woakers delivery. India faced three overs making eight runs for one wicket. Parthiv Patel and Pujara steadied the batting effort.  Pujara has hit two successive boundaries in Anderson’s over. Even Adil Rashid’s delivery was hit for four by Pujara. India was 33/1 in six overs at tea.

Parthiv Patel has notched up his fifth Test fifty when India was 76/1 from 14 overs. Pujara was out caught by Root when he tried to lift a Rashid delivery after he made 25 runs. India was 88/2 at that time. India made 104 runs without further losing wickets. Parthiv Patel has made 67 runs. Virat Kohli was at the crease with 6 runs when the match was won. Among England’s bowlers Anderson and Rashid took one wicket each.  In England’s second innings, the highest scorer was Joe Root with 78 runs and the second best scorer was Haseeb Hameed with 56 runs.  England was all out for 236 runs. Ravichandran Aswin has taken three wickets in England’s second innings while Mohammed Shami, Ravindra Jadeja and Jayant Yadav have claimed two wickets each.

Jadeja said he is very happy with his performance, especially with the bat. He has made 90 in the first innings and took two wickets in each of England’s two innings. He took important wickets of Ben Stokes in the first innings and Joe Root in the second.

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