Ind vs Eng second Test, day 5: India beat England by 246 runs, take 1- 0 series lead

21 November 2016, 01:35 PM

India beat England by 246 runs in the second Test in Vishakapatnam courtesy batting heroics of Virat Kohli and Cheteshwar Pujara and superlative bowling performance by spinner Ravichandran Ashwin.

India vs England, 2nd Test, Match Summary

The Indian batting efforts were led by Cheteshwar Pujara and captain Virat Kohli who compiled masterly centuries in the first innings against the visitors on a turning tracks which offered aid to the spinners. They exhibited high quality batting by showcasing solid technique and temperament to occupy the crease and pile on the runs.

Once the batsman did their job by putting up a daunting first innings total of 455, the English had an uphill task to get anywhere close to the Indian total on a spin friendly wicket. Ace off spinner Ravichandran Ashwin once proved lethal on Indian conditions and cast a web around the English by picking up yet another five wicket haul.

Ashwin has now picked up 22 five wicket hauls in Test cricket and is fourth on the all time list of Indians with the most five wicket hauls.

Once the batsman did their job by putting up a daunting first innings total,the English had an uphill task to get anywhere close to the Indian total on a spin friendly wicket. Ace off spinner Ravichandran Ashwin once proved lethal on Indian conditions and cast a web around the English by picking up yet another five wicket haul.

After bundling England for 255 in their first innings, India looked in a commanding position to win the match. However the English seam duo of James Anderson and Stuart Broad had the Indian top order in a spot of bother before Indian skipper Virat Kohli restored the innings with a fighting knock of 81 runs.

Scorecard: India vs England, 2nd Test, Day 5 

India vs England, 2nd Test, Day 5, Match Updates

#India beat England by 246 runs, take 1- 0 series lead
#India on brink of victory as Jayant Yadav traps Broad leg-before

#England on brink of defeat as Ansari falls to Ashwin

#Shami strikes in quick succession, gets Rashid
#India inch closer to vistory as Shami removes Root 
#England in disarray after Jadeja removes Ali
#England post 100 in pursuit of chasing India's imposing total
#Moeen Ali joins Joe Root at the crease
#Ashwin provides opening blow on Day 5, removes Ben Duckett
#Spinners, R Ashwin and R Jadeja share the new ball ahead of the seamers  
#Indians start their proceeding on the final Day with spinners on both ends
#The surface looks withered and shall offer plenty of turn to the spinners 
#Ben Duckett and Joe root come out to bat for England

First Published: Monday, November 21, 2016 08:30 AM
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