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IND vs ENG 2nd Test highlights: England 53-3 at stumps on Day 3

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India marched towards a big series-levelling victory in the second Test against England after underlined his status as an all-rounder of repute with his fifth Test hundred at MA Chidambaram, Chennai on Monday.


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Set an imposing target of 482, England were tottering at 53 for three at stumps on the third day, requiring 429 more runs to go 2-0 up in the four-match series.


A day before his magnificent effort with the willow (106 off 148 balls) on a pitch that has tested the skill and temperament of the best of batsmen from both sides, Ashwin returned excellent figures of 5/43 for his 29th five-wicket haul in the format.


India’s second innings ended at 286, shortly after Ashwin reached his three-figure mark.


Enjoying a brilliant all-round outing, the seasoned off-spinner showed how to get the job done on a treacherous surface, with his exemplary knock.


Earlier, captain struck 62 off 149 balls and added 96 runs for the seventh wicket with Ashwin, helping India extend their overall lead after they were reduced to 106 for six at one stage.


While Kohli showed his class before falling to for the second time in the game, Ashwin also displayed remarkable skills on a challenging surface to prop up the home team.


Kohli struck seven boundaries during his stay in the middle while Ashwin found the fence 14 times and cleared it once at the MA Chidambaram Stadium.


Ashwin has now scored a century and taken a five-for in a Test match thrice in his career, standing only behind English great Ian Botham, who has achieved the feat on five occasions.


For the visitors, senior spinner registered figures of 4/98, while Jake Leach picked up 4/100.


England 2nd innings scorecard
















Batsmen

Dismissals

Runs

Balls

Fours

Sixes

Rory Burns

not out

23

35

4

0

Dominic Sibley

lbw b Axar

3

25

0

0

Daniel Lawrence

not out

19

38

2

1

Jack Leach

c Rohit b Axar

0

1

0

0

Joe Root

not out

2

8

0

0

Total: 53-3 in 19 Overs

Bowlers

Overs

Maiden

Runs

Wickets

Ishant Sharma

2

1

6

0

Axar Patel

9

3

15

2

R Ashwin

8

1

28

1


India 2nd innings scorecard

2nd Test: live streaming details

 

The IND vs ENG 2nd Test Day 3 proceedings will be telecast live on Star Sports Network. Star Sports 1 HD/SD will live broadcast the matches with English commentary, while Star Sports Hindi HD/SD will do so with Hindi commentary. The Live streaming of England vs India match will be available on Disney+Hotstar VIP and website.

India needs to win second Test against England to keep its hopes alive for ICC WTC final qualification. England is at the top of the ICC WTC points table while India slipped to 4th spot after losing the first Test of four-match series by 227 runs.  





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