India thrash England by 317 runs to level series...

Dhaka, Friday   26 February 2021

India thrash England by 317 runs to level series

 Sports Desk daily-bangladesh.com

 Published: 03:45 PM, 16 February 2021  

India thrash England by 317 runs to level series

India thrash England by 317 runs to level series

England succumbed to an inevitable 317-run defeat by India on the fourth day of the second Test in Chennai.

Faced with the hopeless task of chasing 482 on a deteriorating pitch, England lost all 10 wickets to spin as they were bowled out for 164 to leave the four-Test series poised at 1-1.

Only captain Joe Root provided prolonged resistance, but even he needed plenty of fortune in his 33, before Moeen Ali chanced his arm for 43 off only 18 balls.

Debutant left-arm spinner Axar Patel claimed 5-60, while off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin took 3-53 - and match figures of 8-96 - to go with a century in India's second innings.

After two matches in Chennai, the series moves to Ahmedabad, with the day-night third Test beginning on 24 February.

Moeen will miss those matches, choosing to go home as part of England's rotation policy.

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