After shining with the bat, the Indian spinners ran through the England batting order, overcoming Joe Root and Haseeb Hameed's patient knocks, in their 2nd innings at Mohali. A half-century from Parthiv Patel helped India attain the target of 103 quickly and strengthen their grip on the series.
Brief Scores: India 417 and 104/2 (Parthiv Patel 67*; Woakes 1/16) won against England 283 and 235 all out (Joe Root 78, Haseeb Hameed 59*; Ashwin 81/3) by 8 wickets.
After ending the day 3 in a commanding position with the visitors at 78/4, the Indian spinners did not waste much time with Jadeja removing nightwatchman Gareth Batty in the second over of the day for a duck.
Spinners hurry to wrap up England
Ravindra Jadeja pitched the ball straight for Gareth Batty who tried to play it with a straight
At the other end, Joe Root tried to stage a
Pacers break late England resistance
Despite all his injury problems, Hameed showed great character to protect
Parthiv finishes things off quickly
India received a minor hiccup at the start of their 2nd innings with Murali Vijay edging Chris Woakes’ short-pitched delivery to Joe Root in the slips with the score reading 7 for 1. But Cheteshwar Pujara and Parthiv Patel batted at a brisk pace by hitting the England bowlers for boundaries as India walked into the tea break at 33/1 in 6 overs.
Parthiv continued his aggressive knock after the tea break. He went after Rashid in the 14th over and hit him for a four and massive six, the first of his career, over mid-on to bring up a brilliant half-century. Although Pujara was dismissed while attempting a sweep, which induced a top edge and reached Root at the short fine leg, Parthiv and Kohli took India home with eight wickets in hand, and extended India's lead in the 5-match series to 2-0.