Toss plays an important role in the final result of a Test match in India. Teams that have been successful with it mostly prefer to bat first. It forces the opposition to bat last on an Indian deck, which progressively becomes worse for the batsmen. England won the toss in the Third test, but they were so desperate to bowl at India in the 4th Innings that they actually got all out in both the innings as quick as possible. It resulted in a four day test match loss for them, even Abhishek Bachchans movie usually lasts 6 days.
1994 is the only time India lost a Test in Mohali, to West Indies. After that loss they have won 6 and drawn 5 at this venue.
England in this test match didnt do much. As a team you need support from both Batsmen and Bowlers, and India did get support from both, Englands batsmen and bowlers. Englands batting looked very unsettled throughout the match. Its not that only Indian spinners troubled them, fast bowlers were equally good to cause damage. 6 batsmen have been tried at No. 4 by England in Tests this year – most by any team. Jonny Bairstow was savior for England in the first innings. He delivered when England looked screwed up like an engineering guy looks one night before his exam.
10 scores of 50+ by Bairstow at No. 5 or lower in 2016. Only 2 others have managed this in a year – Mathews (14), Chanderpaul (02)
Experts said Mohalis track is good for spinners, Jayant Yadav, Ashwin and Jadeja proved them right by scoring 50+ each. India showed fight in this series, there were many occasions when England looked to dominate but couldnt capitalize on it. In the first Innings of this match, England went through Indias middle order and at one stage they had chance to restrict India from getting a handy lead.