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Indian team on cloud nine

By winning the second test at Mohali, Team India achieved an unassailable lead of 2-0 in the five match series, with the first test at Rajkot ending in a draw. The fortunes switched in India’s favour after the memorable draw and two straight wins helped the team to retain its number one ranking among the test playing nations. England team could not do much after winning the toss and folded up for 283 with J. Bairstow hitting 89 of these runs and added valuable runs with the tail end batsmen.  Indian bowlers got some help from the wicket as the moisture in the pitch made the ball to skid and cause some discomfiture to English batsmen. Cook failed to capitalise on winning the toss and the team was banking on Roots exploits with the bat. But for the resistance of Hameed on the penultimate of the test match, there was no substance in English batting in both the innings.

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