Ashwin check-mates the visitors with another fifer to regain supremacy | by om mishra

After the commencing of day-2, the hosts could mere manage to add 29 runs for the cost of 4 wickets, courtesy to Rishabh Pant’s few aerial shots as he goes down undefeated 55* India folded up to 329 allout in the early session. But the worst was yet to occur.

England similarly began their innings in a similar fashion to India, when Ishant Sharma caught Rory Burns in his opening over spell for a golden duck. The pitch was getting dangerous and mysterious as it could, the arrival of Ashwin made it remorse. The spin attack led by the veteran was creating enormous scuffling, as the visitors were in souring 4 wickets down in the span of 39 runs including their skipper Joe Root.

No batsman sustained to score runs except a fighting knock from Ben foakes of 42* credits to the Indian bowling attack, the local boy Ravichandran Ashwin recorded his 29th fifer making him the top pick of the bowler, backing up 2 wickets to Ishant Sharma and debutant Axar Patel.

England was jam-packed till the neck and was baked in the heated pitch for as little as 134 allout trailing 195 runs margin. Considering the situation, India charged up rampantly to increase the lead difference. The previous innings centurion Rohit Sharma remains unbeaten 25* along with the modern-day wall Cheteshwar Pujara 8* as India stumps with 249 run lead making it interesting for day-3

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