Chennai: Team India has avenged the defeat in the first Test match by defeating England by 317 runs in the second Test match played in Chennai. With the victory in the second Test match, Virat’s men have equalized 1-1 in the four-match Test series. The next match of the series will be played from February 24 at the new Motera Stadium in Ahmedabad.
This match will be a Day Night Test match, which will be played with Pink Ball. India had scored 329 runs in the first innings, in response England were all out for 134 runs in the first innings. After this, India scored 286 runs in the second innings and gave England a target of 482 runs to win. England succumbed to the big score and India won. This victory of Team India was very special, which England will remember for a long time. Let’s take a look at the three big turning points of this match:
Rohit Sharma’s ODI style batting
In the first innings of the Chennai Test match, Team India won the toss and batting first and put 329 runs on the board. All this was possible thanks to Rohit Sharma’s one-day style knock of 161 runs. Team India had 3 wickets for 86 runs in the first innings. Captain Virat Kohli was also dismissed for zero, but Rohit Sharma remained at one end and played a brilliant innings of 161 runs. Rohit Sharma hit 18 fours and 2 sixes in his innings. During this period, Rohit made a brilliant partnership of 162 runs with the team’s vice-captain Ajinkya Rahane for the fourth wicket. With this, a big record was added to Rohit’s name. Rohit Sharma’s name is the record for scoring a century against England in all three formats of cricket. After losing the first Test by 227 runs, India had a great start because of Rohit Sharma.
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That winning feeling!
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– BCCI (@BCCI) February 16, 2021
Deadly bowling of Akshar Patel and R Ashwin
In the second Test match, English batsmen succumbed to the fatal bowling of Akshar Patel and R Ashwin. In this match, Akshar Patel made a total of 7 wickets in his name. Apart from this, R Ashwin bowled beautifully and took 8 wickets in the match. Akshar Patel and R Ashwin proved to be a hit in the second Test match. Joe Root, who scored a double century in the first match played in Chennai, also looked like a flop in this match.
R Ashwin’s best century
Chepauk’s pitch was considered to be difficult to bat on. On that Ravichandran Ashwin landed at number eight and hit a hundred and looted applause. On the third day of the second Test match, Ravichandran Ashwin played a 106-run knock for Team India and made many big records. On the pitch of Chennai, in which the batsmen of Team India were battling for runs in the second innings, Ravichandran Ashwin robbed the fans with great batting.
Ravichandran Ashwin scored a century in Tests after 4 years. In the Chennai Test, Ashwin took 5 wickets in the first innings, while in the second innings he scored a magnificent century. With this, Ashwin has done the feat of scoring 5 wickets and a century in the same test match for the third time. Ashwin is the second all-rounder in the world to score 5 wickets and a century in a single Test match. Former England all-rounder Ian Botham ranks first in this list. Ian Botham has done this feat 5 times.