Digital Desk, Chennai. India thanked the bowlers for stopping England’s 53 for three in the second innings until the stumps on the third day of the second Test at the MA Chidambaram Stadium here. Seven wickets are needed to win now.
India were all out for 286 in the second innings and they set a 482-run target for victory over England. By the end of the day’s play, Daniel Lawrence was at the crease with two fours off 38 balls, a six and captain Joe Root had scored two off eight balls.
Akshar gave England two shocks
England still need 429 runs to win this match and with seven wickets left, India have 6 full seasons and at least 180 overs. For India, Akshar Patel took two wickets for 15 and Ravichandran Ashwin took one for 28. England lost Dominic Sibley wicket while cracking a big target. LBW to Akshar Sibley. He scored three runs. This was followed by Ravichandran Ashwin Rore Burns caught by Virat Kohli. Burns scored 25 off 42 balls with the help of four balls. Following this, Akshar gave England a third blow by catching Jack Leach at the crease as a night watchman by Rohit Sharma. Leach out without opening an account on the first ball.
Ashwin hits a century after 40 Tests
Earlier, in the second innings for India, Ashwin hit 14 fours, 106 off 148 balls with a six and Virat Kohli 62 off 149 balls with seven fours. A 96-run partnership between the two batsmen for the seventh wicket helped Team India score a mountain-like score in front of England. Ashwin hit the fifth century of his career. Ashwin scored a century in 40 Tests and 54 months later. He had earlier scored a century against the West Indies in August 2016. At that time he had scored 118 runs in Tests. Ashwin, meanwhile, scored a century in a single Test, the third time he had taken five wickets. Ashwin took five wickets for 43 runs in the first innings.
Rohit, Pujara, Pant and Rahane were dismissed cheaply
In the first session on the third day, Rohit Sharma started the Indian team with 25 and Cheteshwar Pujara with 7 runs. Pujara, however, was immediately run out and went to the pavilion for seven with the help of a four off 23 balls. As soon as Pujara was out, Rohit was stumped by Jack Leach. Rohit made just one run, he made 26 off 70 balls and was out with the help of two fours and a six. Rishabh Pant, who came into the crease as a new batsman, could not stand any longer and Jack Leach sent him to the pavilion after the stumps were out. Pant scored eight off 11 balls and scored four runs. Kohli led the innings alongside Ajinkya Rahane, but Rahane was unable to support the captain for long and was caught by Oli Pope’s Moin Ali. Rahane hit 10 off 14 balls with two fours.
Kohli and Ashwin led the innings
Kohli, however, continued to manage the innings while batting at one end. Meanwhile, Moin LBW gave Aksin Patel a sixth blow to India. Akshar hit seven off 18 balls with the help of a four. Kohli and Ashwin then handled the failed Indian innings and the two batsmen batted superbly and troubled the England bowlers a lot. Kohli also completed the 25th half-century of his Test career. While playing in rhythm, Kohli, LBW to Moin. Kuldeep Yadav, who came into the crease as the new batsman after Kohli, returned to the pavilion soon after Moin got caught in the front leg. Kuldeep scored three off nine balls.
Ishant Leach from Oli Stone who catches the ball. Ishant scored seven runs. Ashwin Stone bowled as the 10th batsman. Mohammad Siraj was unbeaten on 16 off 21 balls with two sixes. For England, Jack Leach, Moin Ali took four wickets and Oli Stone one.
The record for chasing the biggest goal is held by the Windies
The record for chasing the biggest goal in a Test is held by the West Indies. He scored 418 against Australia in 2003. Chasing the highest target of 387 runs on Indian soil so far. India beat England by 6 wickets in a Test at the same ground in Chennai in December 2008.
The foreign team chased down the biggest target of 276 in India
At the same time, speaking of a foreign team, the West Indies alone chased down the biggest target of 276 in India. He defeated India by 5 wickets in the 1987 Delhi Test. So far the big target has not chased any foreign team in India.
He failed to score more than 413 in the fourth innings of the Test in Asia
The highest score was 413 in the fourth innings so far in Asia. It was made by Bangladesh in December 2008 against Sri Lanka. In the Test at Mirpur, Bangladesh chased down a target of 521 and lost by 107 runs.