India are in a commanding position and are on the verge of levelling the 4 match series 1-1 here in Chepauk. England won the first test by a huge margin and sent shocking waves among Indian fans and experts but India played the 2nd game in the way they used to play in the last 5 years at home
India have set a huge target of 482 runs for England to go 2-Nil up in the India vs England series on a raging turner in Chennai. England were never in the game after Rohit Sharma’s onslaught on day 1 of the test.
The ace off spinner in Ravichandran Ashwin was the pick of the bowlers in the first innings where he picked a 5 wicket haul and he was once again in the wickets column in the 2nd innings when he dismissed Rory Burns after getting a tip or two from the skipper Virat Kohli.
Here’s the video that shows Virat Kohli guiding Ravichandran Ashwin to get the wicket of Rory Burns.
India gained a first innings lead of 195 runs which proved to be a body blow for England. On a wicket like this, even a lead of about 40 or 50 runs would have been a decisive one and India gaining a huge lead meant that only one team is winning from there.
There were a lot of talks over the pitch that was on offer for this game where a lot of English fans and experts were criticizing the wicket throughout the game but the batting performance of Virat Kohli and Ravichandran Ashwin ensured that there was real value for skillful batting.
India were in a spot of bother in the 2nd innings when they lost 6 wickets under 110 runs but a 96 run partnership between Ravichandran Ashwin and Virat Kohli ensured that England are losing this game by a huge margin. Ravichandran Ashwin completed his 5th century in tests and eventually got out for 106 runs. England need another 429 runs with 7 wickets in hand with 2 day’s of play left.
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