Ravichandran Ashwin continued together with his wicket-taking run within the second Take a look at in addition to the 34-year-old spinner picked his third wicket of the match in Ben Stokes proper after lunch on Day 2 of the India-England Take a look at match in Chennai on Sunday.
Ashwin bowled an absolute ripper to take the prized scalp of Stokes, who may simply rating 18 runs off 34 balls on the day as English facet was left reeling at 52/5 with the autumn. Stokes, who was starting to quiet down on the crease, was caught off guard because the veteran spinner bowled a shock yorker to bamboozled the burly Englishman.
Earlier within the morning, Indiascalped 4 England wickets, together with the priced scalp of Joe Root, as they’d the guests reeling of their first innings.
On the finish of the second session, England reached 39/four they usually nonetheless path by 290 runs in reply to India’s first inning rating of 329.
Not one of the prime 4 England batters, together with skipper Root, may keep lengthy on the crease because the Indian bowlers made full use of the situations on the ‘Chepauk’.
Whereas Rory Burns’ wicket was taken by Ishant Sharma within the very first over of the England innings, the opposite three wickets of Dominic Sibley (16), Daniel Lawrence (9) and Root (6) went to the spinners. Ravichandran Ashwin took two wickets whereas debutant Axar Patel obtained the priced scalp of Root.
Earlier within the day, India added 29 runs to their in a single day rating earlier than they obtained bundled out within the first hour of the session.
Resuming at 300/6, India misplaced the wicket of Patel very early within the day as he obtained out stumped in opposition to Moeen Ali and went again to the dressing room after scoring 5 off 14. Ishant, who got here in subsequent, additionally couldn’t keep lengthy as he out for a duck in opposition to Ali after going through simply two deliveries.
Kuldeep Yadav, enjoying his first Take a look at after a very long time, stayed for some time however was out caught behind in opposition to Olly Stone. He confronted 15 balls however failed to attain a run.
Mohammad Siraj scored a boundary of the primary ball he confronted however was out on the second supply because the Indian innings got here to an finish within the 96th over. Wicketkeeper-batsman Rishabh Pant remained unbeaten on 58 for which he consumed 77 deliveries. Pant smashed seven fours and two maximums.
(With inputs from IANS.)