It took, perhaps, a little longer than may have been expected but India duly cantered to an eight-wicket victory in Mohali and unassailable 2-0 lead in the series.
Virat Kohli praised Parthiv Patel's contribution with the bat after the wicketkeeper, playing his first Test in eight years, made scores of 42 and 67 not out opening the innings in Mohali
This was India's seventh win in 13 Tests at this venue, where they're unbeaten since 1994
Virat Kohli was pleased with the commitment and skill shown by India to come back and win convincingly despite losing the toss in Mohali.
A brisk 54-ball 67 from Parthiv Patel helped India comfortably clinch the third Test by eight wickets, and take an unassailable 2-0 lead in Mohali on Tuesday.
Haseeb Hameed's tour has been ended prematurely by injury but he has already made a lasting impression on team-mates and opponents.
It was hard to avoid a sense of deja-vu as Alastair Cook accepted that England's batting had let them down in Mohali
India gave a lesson in how to take a grip on a Test match that was in the balance as their lower order built a lead of 134 before R Ashwin bagged three wickets in the final session
Haseeb Hameed's short-term prognosis appeared uncertain when he did not open the batting in England's second innings due to the finger injury which will be x-rayed after the Mohali Test.
England and India have a long history of animosity, and this series is proving as feisty as many that have preceded it.
An analysis of some of the technical highlights on the third day in Mohali
India had three batsmen scoring fifties from No. 7 or lower in an innings for the first time in Test cricket
Many India fans have been tempted to ask, 'What is so special about Ravindra Jadeja?' In Mohali he gave a demonstration
A second-innings collapse highlighted the challenge of facing such relentlessly accurate spin bowling and left the demoralised tourists struggling to stay in the series.
Moeen Ali has now batted at all positions from 1-9 in Tests. A look at the five most recent players to shuffle up and down the batting order
Ravindra Jadeja scored a decisive 170-ball 90 - his highest Test score - to help India post a sizeable 417 in reply to England's 283-run first innings total on the third day of the third Test in Mohali on Monday.
Fightback followed fightback during an absorbing final session on the second day in Mohali.
Adil Rashid, England's leg spinner, produced figures of 3 for 81 to drag his side back into contention by reducing India to 271 for 6 at stumps on the second day of the third Test being played in Mohali on Sunday.
Adil Rashid is quickly climbing the wicket-taking list for a visiting legspinner in India, and his success reduces the need for three spinners
England's brilliant fielding threatened to undo the good work India had done in the first two sessions, until R Ashwin calmly defied the visitors with an innings that showcased his growth as a ba
An analytical look at some of the technical highlights from the second day's play in Mohali
Stats highlights of the second day's play between India and England in Mohali
Parthiv Patel returned to India's Test team with a useful 42 off 85 balls, seeing off the new-ball threat right after he had kept wicket for 94 overs
The promoted Jonny Bairstow held together a poor England batting display on the opening day in Mohali as they reached 268 for 8
A defiant 177-ball 89 from Jonny Bairstow, in his new position at No. 5, helped England post 268-8 at stumps on the first day of the third Test against India in Mohali.
The gaffes in the field could have left India in an uncomfortable position on the first day in Mohali, were it not for their bowlers, who never let England run away with the game.
Jonny Bairstow played another fine innings but too many of his team-mates gave their wickets away and allowed India back into the match.
Ben Stokes has received his second ICC reprimand in the last month, giving him two demerit points under the new code of conduct - halfway to being banned for a Test match.
An analytical look at some of the technical highlights from the first day's play in Mohali.
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KL Rahul, who had aggravated an injury to his left forearm in the nets in Mohali, has been released from the India squad but is expected to be fit in time for the fourth Test against England in Mumbai on December 8
India have looked comfortable batting against England's spinners, which is down to hard work, the captain's example and a little help from the coach.
In what will be his 20th Test match as captain, Virat Kohli is yet to field the same XI in consecutive games
England have confirmed that Jos Buttler and Chris Woakes will return to their team for the third Test against India starting in Mohali on Saturday
Hypothetically, Parthiv Patel should have become the most capped wicketkeeper in Test history in India's next Test in Mohali
England have twice come from 1-0 down to win in India but it will be a herculean task for the side to replicate that feat
No. of times 3 batsmen at No. 7 or lower got 50+ scores in a Test inns for India before this. Ashwin, Jadeja and Yadav have got 50s in this inns.
Jadeja's previous highest in Tests which came against England at Lord's in 2014. This is now his highest score in Tests and only his third fifty-plus score.
Rahane's batting average in this series. He has made just 63 runs in five innings with a highest of 26.
Fifty-plus scores for Pujara in 2016 in 13 innings - his most in any year. He has made scores of 124, 18, 119 and 1 before this inns in this series.
Kohli's strike rate in his first 30 balls in the second innings of the Vizag Test. He made 15 runs from this first-30 balls (53.33) in this inns
Last time a visiting team recovered from 4 for <100 to post a total higher than ENG's 283 in a Test in IND - AUS, who made 349 from 98 for 4
No. of 50+ scores by Bairstow at No. 5 or lower in 2016. Only 2 others have managed this in a year - Mathews ('14), Chanderpaul ('02)
Runs Bairstow and Stokes added in ten overs after lunch. England were on 92/4 in 29 overs at lunch.
No. of batsmen tried at No. 4 by England in Tests this year - most by any team. Moeen Ali came in at No. 4 in this innings.
No. of times Cook has already been dropped in this inns - by Jadeja in the 3rd over and Ashwin in the 11th over, both chances off Shami
Only time India lost a Test in Mohali, to WI. After that loss they have won 6 and drawn 5 at this venue