Former skipper Michael Vaughan has stated that it will likely be a exceptional victory for England in the event that they handle to win on Chepauk pitch, which he termed ‘seashore’ on Saturday after Joe Root misplaced the toss forward of the second Take a look at towards India.
“If England wins this week having misplaced the toss on this seashore … it will likely be a exceptional Victory … #INDvENG,” tweeted Vaughan.
He additionally wrote, “I reckon 300 within the 1st innings is the equal of 500 final week on this Chennai seashore !!!”
Earlier, Vaughan had heaped reward on the England facet after their complete win within the first Take a look at. “To hammer India in India is an unimaginable efficiency … 227 run victory … This crew are onto one thing doubtlessly very particular this yr,” he had stated.
India, after electing to bat, misplaced three wickets earlier than lunch as England spinners weaved their magic on a turning observe on the MA Chidambaram Stadium. Rohit Sharma scored a quick-fire half-century however India misplaced Shubman Gill, Cheteshwar Pujara and skipper Virat Kohli. Olly Stone dismissed Gill (zero) within the second over of the day whereas Moeen Ali and Jack Leach obtained the higher of Kohli (zero) and Pujara (21) respectively.
After being jolted with three blows, Rohit caught within the center with vice-captain Ajinkya Rahane because the duo steadied India’s innings earlier than lunch. The hosts registered 106/three at lunch with Rohit and Ajinkya Rahane presently unbeaten on 80 and 5 respectively.
India have additionally determined to make three adjustments to their line-up, bringing in Mohammed Siraj instead of Jasprit Bumrah and giving an opportunity to Axar Patel and Kuldeep Yadav. Whereas Axar is taking part in his first Take a look at, Kuldeep is within the Enjoying XI after over two years. With the World Take a look at Championship (WTC) last on the road, Kohli’s males shall be eyeing redemption to stage the collection 1-1 earlier than the motion for the third Take a look at shifts to Ahmedabad.