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India vs Eng Third Test: India rout England by 8 wkts , take 2-0 series lead

India have taken a commanding 2-0 lead in the five match Test series against England. In the third Test at Mohali , the hosts routed the visitors by 8 wickets
Indian cricket team celebrates a fall of a English wicket, Mohali, Third Test

Comeback man wicket- keeper  Parthiv Patel  made his return to national team all the more special by hitting a whirlwind half-century. It thus enabled India to rout England by eight wickets in the third Test at the Punjab Cricket Association I.S. Bindra Stadium .

Patel stormed to 67 runs off 54 balls as India overhauled the 103-run target a short while after the tea break on the fourth day.Murali Vijay (0, 8b) was dismissed early by James Anderson for a duck off a short delivery, but Parthiv Patel and Cheteshwar Pujara steadied the ship to take the hosts to 33/1 in 6 overs at tea.

Indian skipper Virat Kohli remained unbeaten on six runs at the other end. Patel hit a boundary to overhaul the target as India finished at 104/2. Pacer Chris Woakes and leg-spinner Adil Rashid bagged a wicket each for England.

India now lead the five-match Test series 2-0. The hosts had won the second Test in Visakhapatnam by 246 runs while the first match of the series had ended in a draw at Rajkot.

Earlier, resuming at the overnight score of 78/4, England lost quick wickets to end their second innings at 236 runs.

Haseeb Hameed posted a half-century in difficult conditions to remain unbeaten on 59 and help take England past the 200-run mark.

Scores: First innings: England: 283 all out in 93.5 overs.

India: 417 all out in 138.2 overs.

First innings lead: India by 134 runs.

Second innings: England: 236 all out in 90.2 overs.

Overnight score: 78/4 in 38 overs.

Target: 103.

India: 104/2 in 20.2 overs, won by eight wickets.

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