India beat England by eight wickets in the third test in Mohali to go 2-nil up in the five-match series.
Chasing a modest 103 for victory, India eased to the target with more than a day to spare, losing the wickets of opener Murali Vijay and Cheteshwar Pujara.
Parthiv Patel, who was playing his first Test in eight years, top-scored for the hosts with a rapid unbeaten 67.
England were bowled out for 236 in their second innings earlier on day four with Joe Root leading the way with a defiant 78.
After conceding a 134-run first-innings lead, England had their backs firmly against the wall and Monday's top-order collapse left them with an impossible task to save the game.
India captain Virat Kohli said the Test went largely to plan for his side.
"The first two days went exactly as we wanted as a test team," Kohli said.
"When you lose the toss on a good wicket, the bowlers stand up. On day two, you are 5-160 and your lower order steps up. Those two days, along with the third, were very pleasing for me as the captain."
Mumbai hosts the fourth test from December 8.
- Reuters, AAP