• Thursday, October 06, 2022

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India crush England after Root, Hameed defiance

Indian skipper Virat Kohli

By: Eastern Eye Staff

JOE Root’s determination and Haseem Hameed’s grit were not enough for England as India won the third Test by eight wickets inside four days to go 2-0 up in the five-match series today. Playing his first test in eight years, Parthiv Patel smashed an unbeaten 67 off 54 balls and the hosts chased down their 103-run victory target for the loss of Murali Vijay and Cheteshwar Pujara. After conceding a 134-run first-innings lead, England had their backs firmly against the wall and Monday’s top-order collapse left them with an impossible task to save the game. Root’s composed 78 helped erased…

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