India beat England by 317 runs in 2nd Test at Chennai, level four4-match series, 1-1
Ravichandran Ashwin led with his all-round brilliance as India thrashed England by 317 runs in the second Test in Chennai to level the four-match series at 1-1.
Local hero Ashwin took eight wickets in the match and scored a sensational century on a tricky pitch as India wrapped the game in four days. Rohit Sharma, with his seventh Test century and Axar Patel with a maiden five-wicket haul, were other key contributors for the home side as they dominated the visitors throughout the game.
England began the day four at 53 for three, chasing an improbable 482 and Ashwin made immediate impact as he bamboozled Dan Lawrence with his first delivery of the day as Rishabh Pant completed a neat stumping. Ben Stokes joined England captain Joe Root to put up some resistance for the visitors, but it was Ashwin again who broke the partnership as he had Stokes caught at slip.
Earlier, Rohit Sharma’s 161 along with half-centuries from Ajinkya Rahane and Rishabh Pant helped India score 329 after captain Virat Kohli won the toss and elected to bat.
With this win, India have moved up to second in the World Test Championship table.
The third and fourth tests will be played at Sardar Patel Stadium in Ahmedabad. The third test begins on 24th of this month and the fourth and final on 4th of next month.