2nd Test: Ravichandran Ashwin Puts India on Top vs England on Day 2

2nd Test: Ravichandran Ashwin Puts India on Top vs England on Day 2


Ravichandran Ashwin starred with a bat and round to put India on tip in a second Test as England’s batsmen struggled opposite spin in their initial innings respond on Day 2 in Visakhapatnam on Friday.

England were disorder during 103 for 5 during stumps in response to India’s initial innings measure of 455. The visitors still route by 352 runs.

Ashwin, who scored a dirty half-century to propel a Indian measure after skipper Virat Kohli’s 167, claimed dual wickets in a final event to clap a English top-order.

Pace spearhead Mohammed Shami struck early to mangle skipper Alastair Cook’s off branch in an early blow as England began their initial innings respond before tea.

Shami bowled an desirous initial spell with a new round as he spotless adult Cook for dual in a third over of a innings.

Shami’s marvellous smoothness pitched on a good length before relocating in a shade to strike a tip of Cook’s off branch and mangle it in two, withdrawal England 4-1.

Haseeb Hameed, who tender on entrance with a well-made 82 in a second innings of a Rajkot Test, put on 47 runs with Joe Root (53) in his bid to solid a innings.

But Hameed’s insurgency did not final prolonged as he was run out for 13 after being sent behind while attempting to take a second run.

Off-spinner Ashwin shortly took assign to get Ben Duckett purify bowled for 5 and afterwards got a large wicket of Root, who available his 24th Test half-century.

Root attempted to opposite a Indian spin conflict during his 98-ball stay laced with 6 boundaries, though ran out of calm after giving divided a locate to long-off.

Debutant off-spinner Jayant Yadav assimilated his comparison partner from a other finish to get his initial Test wicket after trapping Moeen Ali lbw for one as England slipped to 80-5.

Stokes and Bairstow afterwards played carefully to see off a rest of a day’s play with a 23-run dominant stand.

Earlier Ashwin, who scored 70 in a Rajkot Test, continued his good run of form with a bat before a hosts were bowled out in a afternoon session.

Ashwin’s fighting 58 came after off-spinner Moeen checked a Indian assign with 3 wickets in a morning session, including Kohli, who combined only 16 runs to his overnight 151.

Ashwin put on 64 runs for a eighth wicket with Jayant Yadav, who scored 35, running India to a important initial innings measure on a representation that is approaching to offer spin as a compare progresses.

Kohli’s 226-run third-wicket partnership with Cheteshwar Pujara (119) on a opening day was a prominence of a Indian innings after a hosts inaugurated to bat first.

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