Chennai Test: India lead by 249 runs as second day ends
Published: 07:57 PM, 14 February 2021
India have remained ahead of 249 runs against the visitors England as the hosts ended the second day with 54/1 in their second innings of the second test of ongoing four-match Test series at MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chepauk, Chennai on Sunday.
After being bundled out for 329 the Indian spinners showed their power by picking up 7 English' wickets in the own soil to strict England just for 134 in their first innings, getting a 195-run lead.
Before to extend their lead, spinner Ravichandran Ashwin claimed 29th Test five-for to bowl England out for 134 while Axar Patel got two also. Among the pace bowling side Ishant Sharma as well as Mohammed Siraj dismissed two and one batsmen respectively.
However, only the English wicketkeeper Ben Foakes was seen delightful among the others, remained unbeaten at 42 off 107 balls.
Earlier, England bowled out India for 329 with wicketkeeper-batsman Rishabh Pant hitting an unbeaten 58 on day two of the second Test on Sunday.
Spinner Moeen Ali claimed four wickets, including two in his first over of the morning session in Chennai.
Paceman Olly Stone took three wickets, dismissing Mohammed Siraj for four to wrap up India’s innings after they resumed on 300-6.
Ali got Axar Patel stumped by wicketkeeper Ben Foakes on his overnight score of five and two balls later, sent back Ishant Sharma for nought.
Pant quickly moved from his overnight 33 to raise his sixth Test fifty, hitting two fours and two big sixes to bring back to life the crowd — the first time fans have been back in an Indian stadium in more than a year.
Opener Rohit Sharma top-scored with 161 after India, who trail the four-Test series 1-0, elected to bat on Saturday.
Sharma put on a key 162-run fourth-wicket stand for India with Ajinkya Rahane, who made 67.