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Ind v Eng 2nd Test Day 2: Ashwin, Axar spin England out of contention

Ravichandran Ashwin bowled a terrific spell
Ravichandran Ashwin bowled a terrific spell
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On a 15-wicket day, India took complete control of the second Test against England on the second day at the MA Chidambaram Stadium on Sunday.

Match Summary - India v England, 2nd Test Day 3

India 1st Innings: 329 (95.5)
Fall of wickets: 7-301 (Axar Patel-89.2 ov), 8-301 (Ishant Sharma-89.4 ov), 9-325 (Kuldeep Yadav-95.3 ov), 10-329 (Mohammed Siraj-95.5 ov)

England 1st Innings: 134 (59.5)
Fall of wickets: 1-0 (Rory Burns-0.3 ov), 2-16 (Dom Sibley-7.2 ov), 3-23 (Joe Root-10.3 ov), 4-39 (Dan Lawrence-17.6 ov), 5-52 (Ben Stokes-23.2 ov), 6-87 (Ollie Pope-38.1 ov), 7-105 (Moeen Ali-48.1 ov), 8-106 (Olly Stone-49.2 ov), 9-131 (Jack Leach-58.5 ov), 10-134 (Stuart Broad-59.5 ov)

India 2nd Innings: 54-1 (18)
Fall of wickets: 1-42 (Shubman Gill-11.2 ov)

Stumps - India lead by 249 runs


India was bowled out for 329, losing last four wickets quite swiftly. England in their reply was bowled out for 134 to give the host a lead of 195 runs and India batting second time around were on 54 for one.

Earlier, India's tail was spun out by Moeen Ali (4-128). Olly Stone (3-47) and Jack Leach (2-78) were the other wicket-takers.

For India, Rishabh Pant (58 n.o.: 77b, 105b, 7x4, 3x6) was again in his elements during the first innings.

In England's reply, spin was in control for India. The batsmen just succumbed to the spin of Ravichandran Ashwin and Axar Patel. Only wicket-keeper Ben Foakes offered any resistance as he remained unbeaten on 42 off 107 balls with four boundaries. Foakes shared a 35 run sixth wicket stand with Ollie Pope (22) in what was the only good point during the innings as England were bowled out for 134.

For India the wickets were shared by Ashwin (5-43), Ishant Sharma (2-22) and Axar (2-40).

In their reply lost the wicket of Shubman Gill but Rohit Sharma (25 batting) and Cheteshwar Pujara were at the crease when stumps were drawn.

Playing XIs

India: Virat Kohli (captain), Rohit Sharma, Shubhman Gill, Cheteshwar Pujara, Ajinkya Rahane, Rishabh Pant (wicket-keeper), Ravichandran Ashwin, Axar Patel, Kuldeep Yadav, Ishant Sharma, Mohammed Siraj

England: Joe Root (captain), Rory Burns, Dom Sibley, Dan Lawrence, Ben Stokes, Ollie Pope, Ben Foakes (wicket-keeper), Moeen Ali, Jack Leach, Stuart Broad, Olly Stone

Match Details

Toss: India won and elected to bat
Test debut: Axar Patel
Match Officials: Nitin Menon, Virender Sharma, Anil Chaudhary (TV Umpire), KN Ananthapadmanabhan (Reserve Umpire), Javagal Srinath (Match-Referee)
Start time: 03.00 am GMT

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