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2nd Test: Ashwin Stars As India Needs 7 Wickets To Win, England 429 Runs (Day Report)

Sahil Mathur
By Sahil Mathur
February 15, 2021 • 18:16 PM View: 1223

Kohli, who showed his class on a Chepauk wicket that aided turn, was the first wicket to fall in the post-lunch session as he was dismissed by Moeen Ali at his individual score of 62. This was the fifth time that Ali had dismissed the Indian skipper in Test cricket.

Kuldeep Yadav (3) and Ishant Sharma (7) also shared eight and 27 run partnerships respectively with Ashwin to frustrate the England bowlers.

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Ashwin scored his fifth Test century and first against England before India were bowled out for 286 in the final session. He got help from number 11 Mohammed Siraj to get to his century as they put on 49 runs for the final wicket. Olly Stone bowled Ashwin to end India's innings.

England came into bat needing a mammoth target of 482 and were left were struggling at 53 for three at stumps.  Left-arm spinner Axar Patel took two wickets including Dom Sibley, for three, and Jack Leach, who was sent in as nightwatchman, for nought.

Following up on his five wickets in the first innings, Ashwin got Rory Burns caught at slip for 25 to take his match tally to six.

Dan Lawrence, on 19, and skipper Joe Root, on two, will resume batting Tuesday on the turning pitch.



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