India complete emphatic eight-wicket win over England in Mohali

The dry look of the surface at the Punjab Cricket Association Stadium prompted England to pick three slow bowlers and the move failed as India won the match by eight wickets to move 2-0 ahead in the series.

Chasing 103 for a win, India chased down the target with only two wickets down in 20.2 overs.

Indian test cricket team captain, Virat Kohli, left, and Parthiv Patel celebrate as India beat England on the fourth day of their third cricket test match in Mohali, India, Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2016.

But England's players are looking to unwind with some welcome down time in Dubai before making the short trip from the Gulf resort city to Mumbai for the fourth Test, which begins on December 8.

The only wicket that would have seriously bothered them was that of Joe Root.

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Paceman Mohammed Shami then struck twice in an over with the new ball to all but end England's resistance, bouncing out Woakes and inducing Adil Rashid into an awkward pull that was caught on the boundary. Murali Vijay was the other wicket to fall for India.

Hameed, who played just his third Test, was set miss the remaining series because of the injury. Root's valiant 179-ball battle ended in a rather soft dismissal when he pushed at a Jadeja delivery and Ajinkya Rahane took a stunning, one-handed catch at slip.

Virat Kohli, who now holds the top spot in the T20 global and ODI rankings, but he had never been placed above 10th place in Tests.

The spin trio of Ashwin (4), Jadeja (4) and Jayant (4) also shared 12 wickets amongst themselves. It doesn't just happen that you win the toss and get 400. On day two, you are 160-5 and your lower order steps up. The way he played with (James) Anderson towards end (for the 10th wicket), showed great maturity. So those two days, including the third day, were very pleasing for me as captain.

Kohli started the England series in the 15th position, his 405 runs in three Tests so far has allowed the batsman to climb the rankings quickly. "We were not good enough to do that", he said. "He scores runs and when he comes out with the ball, he is more confident". It was 19-year-old Haseeb Hameed who put up a fearless resistance (59 not out off 156 deliveries) to thwart the hosts despite a hand injury. "Really happy with the way the guys have stood up, especially Jadeja with the bat and the fast bowlers".

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