India v England: Tourists win third Test in Kolkata to lead series

England wrapped up a seven-wicket victory on day five of the third Test to take a 2-1 lead and move close to a first series win in India since 1985.

James Anderson bowled last man Pragyan Ojha with the 10th ball of the day, dismissing India for 247 in Kolkata.

Chasing 41, England lost Alastair Cook, Jonathan Trott and Kevin Pietersen to slip to 8-3, but were taken home by Nick Compton and Ian Bell.

The final Test begins in Nagpur on Thursday at 04:00 GMT.

If England avoid defeat, not only will they end their 27-year wait for a series win in India, but also condemn their hosts to a first home loss since Australia won 2-1 in 2004.

Victory in the final match for Cook’s men would also see India lose three matches in a home series for the first time since the all-conquering West Indies side triumphed 3-0 in 1983. Read more
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