IND vs ENG: Ashwin’s century and Kohli’s half-century provided India a lead of 482-runs

All-rounder Ravichandran Ashwin and skipper Virat Kohli show the impact on the pitch where visitors struggled to score even 150 in the first inning. The brilliant century from Ravi Ashwin that too batting at number 7 made England regret to lose their wickets so early in the first inning of the match.

The visitors displayed the impact at the first session of the day when they picked 5 wickets but a brilliant partnership between Kohli and Ashwin gives India an upper hand in the second Test of the series going on in Chennai. Ashwin scored a brilliant 106-run in just 148 balls with the help of 14 boundaries and a six. On the other hand, Kohli played an important knock of 62-runs.

For visitors, Jack Leach and Moeen Ali picked 4-4 wickets each and bowled out India for 286-runs in the second inning of the match. The partnership of Ashwin and Kohli was 96-runs. Also, Ashwin did the brilliant job of taking a fifer and scoring a ton in a match for the third time. On Sunday Ashwin completed his 29th five-wickets haul and a day after he scored a brilliant century.

India now has a total of 482-runs lead and the visitors have to chase the target in the pitch of Chennai which has so many roughs. The visitors are hoping not to lose their single wicket before the end of Day 3.

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