New Delhi: The second match of the four-match Test series between India (India) and England (England) is being played at the MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai.
Today was the third day of the match. Team India were all out after scoring 286 runs in the second innings and set a mammoth target of 482 runs to win in front of England. Today, Ravichandran Ashwin scored 106 runs, batting brilliantly, while captain Virat Kohli (62) scored 62 runs. England have also lost 3 wickets in the second innings. There are two days left for the match. The match has completely caught India.
India had a poor start to the third day of the Test, with Pujara returning to the pavilion after an unfortunate runout in the first over. He scored only 7 runs off 23 balls. Rohit Sharma was also dismissed for 26 in the third over of the match. Captain Virat Kohli started playing fiercely. However, Rishabh Pant, who came to support him, could not last long and was dismissed by 8 runs. Vice-captain Rahane came to support Kohli, but he too quickly returned to the pavilion after scoring 10 runs. After this Akshar Patel was dismissed for 7 runs. At one time India’s 6 wickets had fallen to just 106 runs. But then came Ravichandran Ashwin who shared more than 100 runs with captain Kohli. Kohli was out for 62 runs. But Ashwin came today thinking something else. Wickets were falling on one side and on the other end they were scoring fast. He scored 106 runs with the help of 14 fours and 1 six.
Spinners Jack Leach and Moin Ali bowled brilliantly for England. Both got 4-4 wickets. Fast bowler Oli Stone got one wicket.
By the end of the third day’s play, England had scored 53 runs in their second innings for 3 wickets. Captain Joe Root and Dan Lawrence are at the crease. There are two days left for the game. England still have 429 runs to win and they have 7 wickets left.