Spinner Moeen Ali was superb, taking 4-39 as England battled on in the absence of injured man-of-the-match Stuart Broad who suffered a broken nose at the end of England’s first innings.
James Anderson claimed 2-18 and Chris Jordan took the final two wickets in two balls to secure victory.
“We didn’t think we’d get it done today… Moeen was fantastic,” Cook said. “I’ve never seen a bloke work so hard and make such a big improvement in such a short space of time. He’s really learned how to bowl in international cricket. And Anderson and Broad are a brilliant pairing. I’m very lucky to captain them.”
Mooen’s devastating spin added to the damage done by Broad and Anderson in India’s first innings, with England posting 367 in reply thanks to half-centuries from Joe Root, Jos Buttler and Ian Bell.
The Daily Mail reported that another victory in the final Test would cement Cook as captain for next year’s Ashes.
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