The Indian team avenged the previous defeat in Chennai and defeated England by a huge margin of 317 runs in the second Test match of the series at the MA Chidambaram Stadium. On Tuesday, the fourth day of the match, after lunch on Tuesday, England bowled England’s second innings for 164 runs and registered a spectacular victory. With this victory, the Indian team also equalized 1–1 in the 4-match series.
Ravichandran Ashwin played all-round in the match and also scored a brilliant century after taking 5 wickets in the first innings. Then he also took 3 wickets in England’s second innings.
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India scored 329 runs in their first innings after which the England team could manage only 134 runs. After this, India scored 286 runs in the second innings and gave England a big target of 482 runs. Chasing the target, the visiting team could manage only 164 runs and lost by 317 runs.
The second innings was dominated by spinners and Akshar Patel took the maximum five wickets to his name. Ravichandran Ashwin sent three batsmen to the pavilion. Left-arm wrist bowler Kuldeep Yadav dismissed Ben Fox (two) just before lunch and then Moin Ali (43) was stumped by Pant for his bowling, which also hampered England’s innings.
After lunch, India achieved great success by dismissing Joe Root. Akshar Patel became the victim by scoring Route 33. After this, Patel achieved the ninth success by dismissing Ollie Stone.
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England started the day at 53 for three and lost four wickets in the first session by adding 63 runs. Root also returned to the pavilion just before lunch but Mohammad Siraj dropped his easy catch off Kuldeep’s ball. Root was then playing for 31 runs. Earlier, local player Ashwin showed the path of pavilion to Dan Lawrence (26) on his first ball of the day.
Rishabh Pant stumps him out beautifully. Ben Stokes, who usually batted aggressively, adopted a defensive attitude. He scored eight runs off 51 balls before being dismissed by Ashwin. Adopting a highly defensive attitude, Ashwin’s ball bounced into the air with the inside edge of his bat and Virat Kohli dived forward and caught him. Oli Pope (12) made a slog sweep off Patel and made Ishant Sharma practice a catch. Fox played an incorrect timing sweep shot off Kuldeep just before lunch, which Patel easily converted into a catch.