Chennai: India won the toss and elected to field. India won the toss and elected to field. India won the toss and elected to field. India won the toss and elected to field. India, who were bowled out for 164 in the second innings with a difficult target of 482, joined the visitors in the four – Test series with a convincing 317 – run victory. A few days ago, India defeated England by 227 runs at the same venue. The third Test of the series will be played at the Sardar Patel Stadium in Ahmedabad from February 24.
Score: India – 329, 286. England – 134, 164
The Indian spinners shared the 10 wickets lost by England in the second innings. Akshar Patel, who took five wickets for just 60 runs in 21 overs, led India in the second innings. Patel took seven wickets in two innings. Ashwin, who took five wickets in the first innings, took three wickets for 53 runs in 18 overs. Kuldeep Yadav took two wickets for 25 runs in 6.2 overs. Moin Ali was England’s top scorer with 43 off 18 balls with three fours and five sixes. Captain Joe Root, who faced 92 balls, scored 33 runs with three fours.
England resumed batting on the fourth day at 53 for three, losing four more in the first session. Daniel Lawrence (26 off 53 balls), England’s all-rounder Ben Stokes (eight off 51 balls), Oli Pope (12 off 20 balls) and Ben Fox (two off nine balls) were all out on the first day. The remaining wickets fell shortly after lunch. Ravichandran Ashwin took the first two wickets. Pope was ousted by Akshar Patel and Fox by Kuldeep Yadav. Openers Rory Burns (25 off 42 balls), Dominic Sibley (three off 25 balls) and night watchman Jack Leach (0) were out on the third day.
Lawrence was stumped by Rishabh for trying to get Ashwin on board. Lawrence returned with 26 off 53 balls, including two fours and a six. Ashwin also dropped Ben Stokes, who was trying to level the playing field with captain Joe Root. Stokes, who was trying to defend forward in the hope that Ashwin’s ball would turn, missed. The ball hit the bat and pad and slipped into the hands of Indian skipper Virat Kohli.
Next up was Oli Pope, who started well. Akshar Patel overthrew the pope, who had joined the route by adding more attack to the defense. Pope, who scored 12 off 20 balls with a four, was caught by Ishant Sharma off Akshar. England were 110 for six. Just before lunch, Kuldeep Yadav knocked down England’s top scorer Ben Fox in the first innings. Kuldeep, who once took the wicket after Mohammad Siraj dropped the catch, soon fell to Fox with the help of Akshar Patel. He scored just two runs off nine balls.
Shortly after lunch, Akshar Patel smashed the defense of England captain Joe Root to set the stage for India’s victory. Akshar Patel smashed 33 off 92 balls with three fours to give Ajinkya Rahane the lead. Akshar Patel took five wickets shortly after to dismiss Oli Stone (0). Stone Patel, who faced only five balls, was caught in the LB by the ball. Kuldeep Yadav put an end to the English innings by dismissing Moin Ali (43 off 18 balls with three fours and five sixes) in the final over.
Indian spinners take five wickets in debut Test
5/64 V.V. Kumar, against Pakistan in Delhi, 1960/61
6/103 Dilip Doshi, vs Australia in Chennai, 1979/80
8/61 & 8/75 Narendra Hirwani against the West Indies in Chennai, 1987/88
5/71 Amit Mishra against Australia in Mohali, 2008/09
6/47 Ravichandran Ashwin against the West Indies in Delhi, 2011/12
5/60 Akshar Patel vs England in Chennai, 2020/21 *
” Ashwamedham ‘backs India
Earlier, India were on the verge of victory on the third day after Ravichandran Ashwin’s 5th Test century and Virat Kohli’s half-century completely dominated. Batting first, India were bowled out for 482 in the second innings, losing three wickets for 53 runs in the second innings.
Starting the third day at 54 for one, India lost 5 wickets in the first session. Cheteshwar Pujara (7) was out in the first over. Pujara hit the ball forward and the bat fell out of his hand as he turned back to the crease. Oli accepted Pope’s throw and Fox shook Bailey. Rohit Sharma (26) and Rishabh Pant (8) were out on the stumps of Fox off Leach.
Rahane (10) and Akshar Patel (7) were bowled out for 106 by Moin Ali. This was followed by a 96-run stand between Kohli (62) and Ashwin (106). Kohli’s innings consisted of 7 fours off 149 balls. Ashwin hit 14 fours and a six off 148 balls.
Five wicket haul
This is the third time Ashwin has scored a century and taken five wickets in the same Test. Ashwin had achieved the same feat against the West Indies in Mumbai in 2011 (103, 5/156) and in 2016 against Antigua (113, 7/83). English all-rounder Ian Botham (5 times) has achieved this feat more than once.
English Summary: India vs England, 2nd Test, Day 4 – Live Cricket Score