India outplays England to lead series 2-0
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 to be named man-of-the-match.
India’s road to victory was smooth despite Chris Woakes striking early to send back opener Murali Vijay for nought.
Patel and Cheteshwar Pujara (25) then put on an 81-run partnership to enable the hosts register their second straight win of the fivematch series.
The first Test in Rajkot ended in a draw before India won the Visakhapatnam game by 246 runs.
Patel, returning to the Test side after an eight-year gap, struck 11 fours and a six off 54 balls on way to his fifth Test half-century.
Skipper Virat Kohli, who was at the other end when stumps were drawn, hugged Patel to celebrate his team’s well-earned victory.
It was the steely lower-order resistance from the Indian batsmen and a combined effort by their bowlers that set up victory for the Kohli-led side.
Jadeja’s knock surpassed his previous-best of 68 he made against the same opposition at Lord’s in 2014.
Ashwin, who claimed three wickets in England’s second essay, also hit 72 with three other Indian bats- men making half-centuries.
The Indian lower-order contributed 213 runs to the total score after the hosts were reduced to 204-6 following a fightback by the England bowlers on the second day.
“I think we got in a bit of a bother on the second day but the belief inside the dressing room was tremendous,” said Ashwin.
“We always backed the lower order to get a lot of runs. We tell ourselves that we are capable of making 125-150 runs. And I think we put up a stellar show.”
After securing a crucial 134-run first innings lead, India bowled out England for 236 despite defiant half- centuries from Joe Root (78) and Haseeb Hameed (59 not out).
Teenage Hameed, who impressed on debut with a 82-run knock in the drawn first Test in Rajkot, registered his second Test fifty in only his third game.
But the Indian bowlers always held the upper hand with paceman Mohammed Shami (5-103) instrumental in wiping off the tail in both the innings with his lively pace.
One of his bouncers even struck Woakes’ helmet grille, breaking a portion of the protective gear, before getting the batsman out off the next ball. MOHALI: England skipper Alastair Cook Tuesday blamed the team’s top-order failure in both innings for their crushing eight-wicket loss to India in the third Test in Mohali on Tuesday.
The visitors let go of their advantage of batting first after winning the toss as they were soon reduced to 87 for four before posting 283 in the first innings.
Apart from wicketkeeper-batsman Jonny Bairstow (89) and Jos Buttler (43) none of the English batsmen got going against a disciplined Indian bowling.
“400 was par and we were below it. It doesn’t just happen that you win the toss and get 400. We were not good enough to do it first time,” said Cook.
Even in their second outing, the English top half fell apart at 78-4 on the evening of day three with batsmen forced to bat up the order after an injury to teenage opener Haseeb Hameed.
“It’s not ideal when you lose your opener, he busts his hand and everyone has to move up.
“That happens once a year maybe, whichever team you are playing, but that was the second innings, we were behind the game in the first innings,” Cook told reporters.
“No magic balls were being bowled really... It was good accurate bowling as you expect from India in these conditions. You can talk whatever way you want but the top order has got to deliver.”
India grabbed the opportunity with both hands as their 417-run first innings total saw five halfcenturies, giving the hosts a crucial lead of 134.
The Indian bowlers also came back well to bowl out the visitors for 256 despite gritty half-centuries from Joe Root (78) and Hameed (59 not out), who came out to bat at number eight.
The performance was certainly a far cry from England’s strong opening performance in Rajkot when they posted 537 after batting first.
The visitors have lost two straight matches, in Viskhapatnam and Mohali, after the first drawn Test to trail the five-match series 2-0.
India's Parthiv Patel plays a shot for a boundary against England on the fourth day of the third Test match in Mohali, Tuesday. (AP)
UEFA Slovenian’s President Aleksander Ceferin. (AFP)
England’s Alastair Cook, right, and James Anderson react after loosing the match. (Reuters)