On the basis of Allroun der Ravichandran Ashwin’s (106) 5th century and captain Virat Kohli’s (62) half-century, India has given England a mountainous target of 482 runs to win the second Test. On the third day of the second Test match being played at the MA Chidambaram Stadium, India lost wickets in the beginning, but after that R.K. Ashwin and captain Virat Kohli helped India reach a strong score in the second innings as well.
In the match, the Indian team scored 329 runs in the first innings on the basis of 161 runs by Rohit Sharma, while England’s first innings was reduced to 134 runs. In the second innings, Moin Ali and Jack Leach took 4-4 wickets for England, while one wicket was in Stone’s name. Explain that England have a 1-0 lead in the series with a win in the first match.
After falling wickets early in the day, Kohli and Ashwin batted excellently and troubled the England bowlers. Kohli also completed the 25th half-century of his Test career. Ashwin also supported Kohli and completed the 13th half-century of his career. Playing in rhythm, Kohli, however, was lbw to Moin. Kohli scored 62 runs in 149 balls with the help of seven fours.
Kohli and Ashwin shared a 96-run partnership for the seventh wicket, which helped India strengthen its position in the match. Kuldeep Yadav, who came to the crease as the new batsman after Kohli, soon returned to the pavilion after being trapped leg before Moeen. Kuldeep scored three runs in a nine-ball game.
Earlier on the third day, in the first session, Rohit Sharma started from 25 and Cheteshwar Pujara started from seven runs. Pujara however was runout soon after and with the help of a four off 23 balls, went to the pavilion for a score of seven. Soon after Pujara’s dismissal, Rohit was out stumped by Jack Leach. Rohit scored just one run and he was dismissed for 26 runs in 70 balls with the help of two fours and a six.
Rishabh Pant, who came to the crease as a new batsman, could not last too long and Jack Leach stumps him and sent him to the pavilion. Pant hit a four in an eight-run knock off 11 balls. Kohli then extended the innings with Ajinkya Rahane but Rahane could not support the captain for long and was caught by Moeen Ali off Oli Pope. Rahane scored 10 runs in 14 balls with two fours.
Kohli, however, continued to handle the innings while batting at one end. Meanwhile, Moin lbw to Axar Patel, giving India the sixth blow. Akshar was dismissed for seven runs in 18 balls with the help of a four.