India crush England after Root, Hameed defiance Indian skipper Virat Kohli
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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