Indian cricket team’s experienced off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin 5th Test Century took 5 wickets against England (India vs England) in the second Test match of the series released in Chennai. In the second innings, Ashwin scored 106 runs in 148 balls with the help of 14 fours and a six. Apart from this, he shared a 96-run partnership with captain Virat Kohli for the seventh wicket.
Chepauk’s pitch has been in the news since day one. On the second day, 15 wickets fell here, on the third day the bowlers took a total of 12 wickets. Former England captain Michael Vaughan and former Australian batsman Mark Waugh have strongly criticized Chennai’s wicket.
When Ashwin hit a half-century at Chepauk Stadium, his wife Preeti Ashwin wrote in a funny tone on her official twitter handle, ‘Husbands are trolling everyone.’ Ashwin scored his fifth century of Test career.
Be the first player of India
Ashwin became the first player from India to score 5 wickets and a century in a single match 3 times in Test cricket. Ashwin is the second cricketer after England legend Ian Botham to have done this feat 3 times. Botham has scored 5 wickets and a century in a Test match 5 times.
Ashwin’s amazing hundred, India strong on third day of Chennai Test
England’s innings falter
India has set a target of 482 runs against England. Team India scored 286 runs in the second innings. In response, the England team lost three wickets for 53 runs at stumps on the third day. The visiting team still needs 429 runs to win, with 7 wickets remaining. England’s first innings was piled on for 134 runs. India had scored 329 runs in the first innings.