India lead by (2-0) in five test match series
India conquer 3rd test match held at Mohali and lead by (2-0) in five test match series. Its very difficult for England team to bounce back in the five test match series.
Prathiv Patel replacement for Saha scored 67* runs while chasing the target of 103 runs. He cements his place in the test match by his current performance.
On the day 4 host team made it clear of winning the 3rd test match by putting British team on a back foot.
On day 3 Indian middle & lower order scored 231 runs on the board. Once again Ashwin showed the class batting performance
Surprising package was Jadeja who scored 90 runs and secured the lead for the Team. He faced 100 balls in a test match, which was a record for him.
Ashwin & Jadeja kept the momentum and started reducing the trail. They build a good partnership, before Ashwin got out on 72.
After Ashwin, Jadeja was supported by the inform all-rounder Jayant Jadhav. They both helped to put a brilliant 134 lead on England team and putting them on back foot.
In the 4th inning England team failed to show a good cricket. Cook, Moeen, Bairstow & stokes put their wicket under pressure.
Cook once again got out on the delivery of Ashwin. He was cleaned bowled on a brilliant delivery bowled by him.
At the end of day 3, England was on their back foot by losing their four wickets. They were 78/4 at the stump of day 3.
In five test match series, India made it clear of winning the test match at Mohali. Day 3 clearly showed that India is going to win this test match anyhow.
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Day 4, Jadeja got lbw batty and brought Butler to the crease. Root & Butler were tickling the score board.
But, Butler throws his wicket by coming down the crease on the delivery of Jadhav. Jayant got the wicket in the form of Butler.
Hameed came on the crease to support inform batsman Joe Root. They both played a very sensible batting on day 4.
Hameed once again proved to be England reliable batsman. He kept himself calm & played his game.
Shami strike twice in the same over with the good bouncer to both the batsman. England team bowled out for 236 runs.
In the end England gave only 103 runs target to the Team India. M.vijay got out without scoring a single run in this inning.
India sealed a rather comfortable victory in Mohali and achieved the 103-run target England had set them after being bowled out for 238 in their second innings.
Parthiv Patel played an entertaining knock and remained unbeaten on 67 to cap off a resounding win for India and give his side an unassailable 2-0 series lead.