India in Control: Ashwin Helps To Dominate On 15-Wicket Day
The second Test against England in Chennai will be cited among the very best of all‑round performances for India.
Ravichamdran Ashwin hits the boundary during the century on day three of second test against England at Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai. India is out for 286 when chopped Olly Stone on his stumps, setting a score of 485 to win. Ahswin presented the chance to cap off an already memorable day. The off spinner claimed one of the three batsmen to fall as England with 53 runs on board.
Second test in Chennai
Ashwin take five for 43 as Joe Root’s side and gutted for 134 all out. The off‑spinner’s 29 make five-wicket haul, and in half the 295 innings it has taken by Jimmy Anderson to secure 30. Ashwin’s captain, Virat Kohli had his back during the final over of the day.
The off-spinner winkled out Rory Burns for 25 an edge to second slip between Axar Patel’s smart removals of Dom Sibley and Jack Leach night watchman had the prized scalp of Root. Virat Kohli having a determined look at all test amd the return of his brooding intensity with the spectators in the ground, contributes India’s dominance.
R Ashwin’s sensational century helped India set England a big target of 482 before reducing the visitors to 53/3 by stumps on day three.#INDvENG report ?
— ICC (@ICC) February 15, 2021
What a Tough Day
England have a hard time and rough time, worn down by events and lives granted to Ashwin on 28, 56 and 70. Ben Stokes dropped a sharp catch and Ben Foakes missed an edge and possible stumping. Moeen Ali struggled with the full toss issue that blighted Dom Bess but there have been flashes of the old magic in between. If Moeen Ali get back home to rest after this Test, and then finally under his belt, the rotation plan will be happen.