India win the Mohali Test by 8 wickets to lead the 5-match series 2-0. Parthiv Patel in his comeback Test remained unbeaten at 67 as the hosts chased down the target of 103 runs by loosing only 2 wickets.
Earlier, England restarted their second innings at the score of 78/4, still trailing India by 56 runs. Ravindra Jadeja gave the perfect start by removing Gareth Batty for 0.
Jos Buttler tried to put up a partnership with Joe Root, hitting couple of boundaries early in his innings. India’s new spin sensation Jayant Yadav dismissed him for 18 runs while trying to hit a big shot.
But Root held the innings from the other end, completed his 25th Test half century as he continued to play a lone hand.
He was received well support from the other end by the young Haseeb Hameed, who came down the order after injuring his finger in the first innings.
Jadeja finally got the wicket of Root to push India closer towards an innings victory in Mohali.
But the duo Haseeb Hameed and Chris Woakes put on a sold partnership of 43 runs to increase England’s lead.
Mohammad Shami, who was brought back into the attack, delivered almost immediately and dismissed Woakes and Rashid in one over to bring India within one wicket to ending England’s second innings.
The young Haseeb Hameed was not ready to give up and he pushed England’s score past the 100-run mark with some good strokes.
James Anderson was run out by Ravindra Jadeja as England folded for 236 in their second innings to give India target of 103 runs to win the match.
Parthiv Patel’s aggressive unbeaten 67 was the cornerstone of India’s easy chase. Check the winning shot by Parthiv
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