Ind vs Eng 2nd Test LIVE: The second match of the four-match Test series is being played under the ICC World Test Championship between hosts India and England. The match being played at the Chepauk Stadium in Chennai is the third day on Monday 15th February. India’s second innings at 286 run ahead of 54/1 on the third day. R Ashwin scored a spectacular century in the second innings and India set a huge target of 482 runs for England to win.
India’s second innings, Ashwin’s century
In the second innings, India took the second blow as Cheteshwar Pujara scored a score of 7 runs. India dropped the second of the day and the third wicket of the innings as Rohit Sharma, who was stumped out by 26 runs on Jack Leach’s ball. India’s fourth wicket fell as Rishabh Pant, who scored 8 runs to stump out the ball of Jack Leach at the hands of Ben Foakes.
The Indian team took the fifth blow as vice-captain Ajinkya Rahane. Rahane scored 10 runs to catch the ball of Moin Ali at the hands of Olly Pope. India took the sixth blow in the second innings as Axar Patel. Axar Patel scored 7 runs in the second innings of his debut Test match and lbw out of Moin Ali’s ball. Virat Kohli hits half-century on spinners ‘ helpful pitch.
R Ashwin hit the 12th half-century of his career. He also had a good partnership with Virat Kohli. However, Virat Kohli was lbw out on Moin Ali’s ball on a total score of 62 runs. When Moin Ali sent Kuldeep Yadav back to LBW, Leach got Ishant Sharma to catch Olly Stone.
After two days of play, the Indian team is in the driving seat and Rohit Sharma and Cheteshwar Pujara would like the Indian team to be given a huge lead. India has lost 1 wicket in 18 overs to make 54 runs in the second innings. India currently has a lead of 249 runs.
Talking about the match, while batting first after winning the toss in the match, India scored 329 runs in their first innings at the half-centuries of Ajinkya Rahane, Rishabh Pant, And Rohit Sharma’s century. In response, England’s team piled up just 134 runs in the first innings. Ben Foakes scored the highest 42 for the guest team. On the Indian side, R Ashwin broke England’s waist with his spin bowling and pushed the guests to the backfoot with 5 wickets in the first innings. The third day of the match is crucial for the outcome of the match.