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Wednesday, 30 November 2016 - 8:10
3rd Test, Mohali: All-round India take unassailable 2-0 lead over England
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India sealed a rather comfortable win 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.

Victory was achieved with 8 wickets and it stretches India's unbeaten streak in Tests to 17 at home - their second-highest. India needed to knock off a rather easy target. Only two sides in Test history - Australia v England in Aug 1882 & West Indies v Zimbabwe in March 2000 - had successfully defended a target less than 103 runs.

England could not add themselves to the list. India lost the early wicket of Murali Vijay and then of Cheteshwar Pujara 25 away, but Patel and Virat Kohli knocked off the remaining runs. Parthiv followed his plucky 42 from the first innings with his 5th half-century in Tests and made a serious case in point to be considered for the next Test.

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