Chennai: Ravichandran Ashwin’s superb batting on the third day of the second Test in Chennai between India and England gave a new thrill in the audience. Ashwin scored a brilliant century with 14 fours and 1 six. He scored 106 off 148 balls. He was bowled by Olly Stone on the last ball of the 86th over. With this, Team India were all out for 286 runs. With this, India took a lead of 481 runs on the third day and gave England a target of 482 runs.
With the help of Ravichandran Ashwin’s (106) century and captain Virat Kohli’s (62) half-century innings, India scored 286 in their second innings on Monday on the third day of the second Test match being played at the MA Chidambaram Stadium here in front of England. The target is 482 runs for the win. India had scored 329 runs in the first innings and took a lead of 195 runs, including England for 134 runs in their first innings. India set a strong target in front of England on the fifth century of Ashwin’s Test career. This is the third time Ashwin has scored a century and five wickets in a single Test.
In the second innings for India, Ashwin scored the highest innings of 106 runs with the help of 14 fours and a six off 148 balls. Apart from him, captain Virat Kohli scored 62, Rohit Sharma 26, Mohammad Siraj 16, Shubman Gill 14 and Ajinkya Rahane scored 10 runs. The remaining batsmen could not even reach double digits. For England, Jack Leach and Moin Ali got four wickets each and Oli Stone got one wicket.