England take 2-1 test series lead in India

Last updated 10:11 10/12/2012

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England completed a comfortable seven-wicket win early on the fifth day of the third cricket test last night to take a 2-1 series lead into the final match against India.

India, resuming on 239-9, were dismissed in their second innings after adding a further eight runs, leaving England just 41 runs to win at Eden Gardens in Kolkata.

The tourists achieved that for the loss of three wickets, captain Alastair Cook named man-of-the match for his first innings 190, which set up England's tally of 523 and a 207-run first innings lead.

Despite convincingly winning the first test, India must now win the fourth and final test in Nagpur, starting Thursday, to avoid a series defeat.

''We have to recover well, this win has taken a lot out of us,'' said Cook.

''We can't be complacent.''

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