After losing the first Test against England, India bounced back strongly in the second Test (India vs England), beating the audience by 319 runs. England, chasing a target of 482 runs, could not face the onslaught of the Indian spinners and were all out for just 164 runs. No visiting team batsman could survive the crease on the fourth day of the Test. The England team could not survive against the Indian spinners. Akshar Patel took 5 wickets for 60 runs in 21 overs. While Ravichandran Ashwin took 3 wickets for 53 runs in 18 overs. Kuldeep Yadav took 2 wickets for 25 runs in 6.2 overs. Notably, Team India’s first innings was reduced to 134 for 329 against India’s first innings, giving Team India a lead of 195 runs.
India scored 286 runs in the second innings with the help of captain Virat Kohli’s half-century and Ravichandran Ashwin’s brilliant century. Adding a 195-run lead in the first innings, England had set a mammoth target of 482 runs to win the second Test. India got their tenth success in 54.2 overs. Pant was stumped by Moin Ali in Kuldeep Yadav’s bowling. Ali was dismissed for 43 runs in 18 balls with the help of 3 fours and 5 sixes. England were bowled out for a score of 164. With this, India won the second Test match played in Chennai by 317 runs. The series is now 1–1 on par. England’s ninth blow in 51.1 overs. Akshar Patel lbw to Ollie Stone. Stoned out without opening account. India got the eighth success in 49.2 overs. In the bowling of Akshar Patel, Ajinkya Rahane caught Joe Root’s easy catch at slip.
Joe Root returned to the pavilion after scoring 33 runs in 92 balls with the help of 3 fours. England took their seventh wicket in 48.3 overs. Akshar Patel catches Ben Fox in Kuldeep Yadav’s over. Fox returned to the pavilion after scoring 2 runs off 9 balls. India got their sixth success in 43.5 overs. Ishant Sharma caught Oli Pope off Akshar Patel. Oli Pope was dismissed for 12 runs in 20 balls with a four. India got their fifth success in 37.6 overs. Kohli caught Ben Stokes in Ashwin’s bowling. Stokes returned to the pavilion after scoring 8 runs in 51 balls. India has got the fourth success in 25.1 overs. Pant stumps Dan Lawrence in the bowling of Ravichandran Ashwin.
Lawrence scored 26 runs in 53 balls with the help of two fours and a six. Ravichandran Ashwin, who took five wickets in the first innings of the Chennai Test, also scored a century in his second innings, batting brilliantly. Ashwin has scored his fifth century of Test career. Ashwin completed his century off 134 balls, batting fiercely on Chennai’s difficult pitch. With this century, Ashwin also set a new record. R Ashwin became the first cricketer from Asia to take five wickets in an innings three times and also scored a century. Crucially, Ian Botham has made such a record five times.