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Player of the Match

Day 4

992dAlagappan Muthu in Mohali

Parthiv could be retained as batsman

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

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Parthiv Patel guides India home in third Test

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.

Day 3

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Uncertainty over Haseeb Hameed's finger injury

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.

993dAakash Chopra

How spin swayed Cook

An analysis of some of the technical highlights on the third day in Mohali

993dShiva Jayaraman

India's lower-order resistance

India had three batsmen scoring fifties from No. 7 or lower in an innings for the first time in Test cricket

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Jadeja stands out from the crowd

Many India fans have been tempted to ask, 'What is so special about Ravindra Jadeja?' In Mohali he gave a demonstration

993dGeorge Dobell in Mohali

England take wrong turn against spin

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.

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What's my batting position again?

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

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Ravindra Jadeja puts India in command of third Test

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.

Day 2

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Rashid leads England's fightback 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.

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India find their depth in see-saw session

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

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Parthiv displays old-school pluck on return

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

Day 1

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India's bowlers salvage success after slapstick

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.

995dGeorge Dobell in Mohali

Sloppy England toss away advantage

Jonny Bairstow played another fine innings but too many of his team-mates gave their wickets away and allowed India back into the match.

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Stokes reprimanded for reaction to dismissal

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.


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Injured Hardik Pandya, KL Rahul released from India squad

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

996dAlagappan Muthu in Mohali

India get a grip on their spin issues

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.

996dShiva Jayaraman

A long wait, a rare comeback

Hypothetically, Parthiv Patel should have become the most capped wicketkeeper in Test history in India's next Test in Mohali

A First


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 best


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 poor series


Rahane's batting average in this series. He has made just 63 runs in five innings with a highest of 26.

Pujara's prolific year


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.

another day, another gear


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

No trifling matter


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

Bairstow's bumper year


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)

counter attack


Runs Bairstow and Stokes added in ten overs after lunch. England were on 92/4 in 29 overs at lunch.

Shuffle at No. 4


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.

Cook of nine lives


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

India in Mohali


Only time India lost a Test in Mohali, to WI. After that loss they have won 6 and drawn 5 at this venue