India take 2-0 lead
12:00 AM, November 30, 2016 / LAST MODIFIED: 04:54 PM, December 01, 2016

India take 2-0 lead

Ravindra Jadeja's sparkling all-round performance floored England and handed India an unbeatable 2-0 lead after they cantered home to a comprehensive eight-wicket win in the third Test on Tuesday.

India surpassed the 103-run target in the final session of the fourth day with recalled opener Parthiv Patel (67 not out) hitting the winning runs.

Left-handed Jadeja scored a career-best 90 in India's 417-run first innings total before finishing with a match haul of four wickets.

Patel and Cheteshwar Pujara then put on an 81-run partnership to enable the hosts register their second straight win of the 5-match series.

SCORES IN BRIEF

ENGLAND: First innings 283

INDIA: First innings 417

ENGLAND: Second innings 236 (Root 78, Bairstow 15, Buttler 18, Hameed 59 not out, Woakes 30, Shami 2-37, Ashwin 3-81, Yadav 2-21)

INDIA: Second innings 104 for 2 (Patel 67 not out, Pujara 25)

Result: India won by 8 wkts and led the 5-match series 2-0.

Player-of-the-match: Ravindra Jadeja.

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