India wins third test against England; lead 2-0 in series
India won the third test against England on the fourth day at Mohali by chasing a small target of 103 runs. Parthiv Patel remained unbeaten at 67 runs in the second innings. For England, Joe Root scored 78 runs while Haseeb Hameed was not out on 59. India leads the five match test series 2-0, with next test starting from 8 December.
England Tour of India 2016-17
England Tour of India comprises of 5 Tests, 3 ODIs and 3 T20Is. It was scheduled to be played from 9 Nov 2016 - 1 Feb 2017. The 5-match Test series will be played at Rajkot, Vizag, Mohali, Mumbai and Chennai.
Results of first two Tests
The 1st India vs England Test at Rajkot ended in a draw. Virat Kohli's unbeaten 49 along with Ravindra Jadeja's 32, provided Team India a hard-earned draw. India won the 2nd Test at Visakhapatnam and took a 1-0 lead in the series, beating England by 246 runs. Apart from Kohli's 167-knock in first innings, Ravichandran Ashwin played a prominent role by claiming 8 wickets.
Team changes for India and England
For the 3rd Test in Mohali, two changes were made to the Indian side that won Vizag Test. This includes Karun Nair, making his debut, coming in for KL Rahul, and Parthiv Patel replacing the injured Wriddhiman Saha. England made three changes with Jos Buttler coming in for Ben Duckett, Chris Woakes for the injured Stuart Broad, and Gareth Batty for Zafar Ansari.
England's first innings
England won the toss and chose to bat but wasted the advantage by throwing away wickets early on in the match. Ravindra Jadeja, rookie Jayant Yadav, and Umesh Yadav picked up two wickets each. Ashwin and Shami took one wicket each. Indian side though had a bad fielding day having dropped 4 catches, which provided temporary reprieve to Alastair Cook and Bairstow.
Advantage India as England ends day one at 268/8
On the opening day of India's 3rd Test against England at Mohali, bowlers put the hosts in command by picking up 8 wickets and restricted England to 268 runs. While England's top order thoroughly underperformed, Jonny Bairstow scored highest for the side, with an 89-run knock. With a 1-0 match lead in the series, India are in a comfortable position going into second day.
India make solid start on day two at Mohali
After bundling out England team at 283, India made a good start in the first innings on day two of Mohali test. Cheteshwar Pujara (51), Virat Kohli (62) and Ravichandran Ashwin (57*) each scored half centuries to take India close to lead. India lost six wickets for 271 runs as the day ended. Ashwin is accompanied by Ravindra Jadeja (31*) on the crease.
41 runs by Parthiv in comeback match
Making his comeback in the test team after eight years, Parthiv Patel scored valuable 41 runs in the first innings. He started off nervously, but settled down quickly to play some confident shots.
Ashwin's three wickets put England in tough position on Day3
Ravichandran Ashwin took three wickets in the second innings to put India in control of the third test match against England in Mohali. The visitors were 78/4 as the play ended, trailing by 56 runs. Earlier, Ravindra Jadeja (90) and Jayant Yadav (55) scored fifties to give India a lead of 134 runs. Ben Stokes got five wickets in the first innings for England.