India took an unassailable 2-0 lead in the five-match Test series against England by winning the third Test at Mohali. The hosts chased down the target of 103 runs with ease and scripted a comprehensive eight-wicket win. For India, all the departments performed well and helped the team secure a victory. Also Check- India Vs England 3rd Test Day 4, Video Highlights
All-rounders Ravi Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja dished out impressive performances both with the bat and ball. Responding to England’s first innings total of 283, India were tottering at 204 for six. It was the 97-run stand between Ashwin and Jadeja that bailed India out of the trouble. Ashwin scored 72 while Jadeja went on to share another valuable partnership with Jayant Yadav. Jadeja and Yadav stitched 80 runs for the eighth wicket. Also Read- Five talking points of the Mohali Test
Jadeja then fell ten runs short of what could have been his maiden hundred. Nevertheless, it was a valiant effort by the all-rounder. Not to forget Jayant’s contribution as well, the youngster playing his second Test, scored 55 as India took a first innings lead of 134 runs.
England then were bowled out for 236 in the second innings and India was given a small target to chase. Parthiv Patel scored unbeaten 67 to guide India to victory. India, number one ranked Test side, earned praises from all over for their clinical performance and Twitterati were not far behind in celebrating the victory. Also check- India vs England, 3rd Test Full Scorecard
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India and England now take on each other in the fourth Test at Mumbai starting from November 08. The home side with a 2-0 lead cannot lose the series and will be eyeing to clinch the series in Mumbai Test.