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India vs England 2nd Test, Day 4 Highlights: India Thrash England By 317 Runs To Level Series At 1-1

IND vs ENG Highlights: R Ashwin celebrates a wicket on Day 4 of the 2nd Test in Chennai.© BCCI




India thrashed England by 317 runs on Day 4 of the second Test match, at the MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai. The hosts levelled the four-match series 1-1, after losing the first Test match in the same venue. Chasing a target of 482 runs, England were bowled out for 164 in the second innings on a turning track. The hosts began Day 4 on a strong note, taking quick wickets with the visiting batting order crumbling against Ravichandran Ashwin and Axar Patel. All-rounder Moeen Ali was the top performer for England, scoring a T20-like knock (43 off 18 balls). India’s bowling department cruised past England, with Axar Patel registering his maiden five-haul in his debut Test match. Meanwhile, Ravichandran Ashwin took three wickets, and Kuldeep Yadav registered two dismissals. Both sides face each other again in the third Test match, which starts from February 24, and the visitors will be aiming to bounce back to winning ways. Meanwhile, the home side will be hoping to take the lead in the series. (SCORECARD)

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2nd Test, Day 4 Highlights Between India (IND) vs England (ENG), Straight From MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai

  • February16202112:38 (IST)

    India win by 317 runs

    The hosts thrash England by 317 runs to level the four-match series. India were the better team in the second Test match, and the visitors will be aiming to bounce back strong in the upcoming third Test match.

  • February16202112:37 (IST)

    OUT!!! Moeen Ali st Rishabh Pant b Kuldeep Yadav 43 (18)

    Kuldeep tosses up a slower delivery, wider. Moeen tries to drive it but its too far for him. Pant catches it and dives to the stumps to win the match for India!

  • February16202112:35 (IST)

    FOUR! EXCELLENT SHOT!

    Kuldeep tosses it up, outside off. Moeen drives it through cover for a four! SUPERB SHOT!

  • February16202112:32 (IST)

    SIX!

    Ashwin tosses it up, wider. Moeen gets down and sweeps it much aplomb. It flies over the forward square leg boundary.

  • February16202112:31 (IST)

    FOUR!

    Moeen attacks this delivery by Ashwin and was probably going for a six. But there is not power, and the ball was also spinning away. It goes over mid-off for a four!

  • February16202112:28 (IST)

    FOUR!

    Kuldeep overpitches his delivery, outside off. Broad goes forward and drives it to the left of cover point for a four! TOP SHOT!

  • February16202112:27 (IST)

    SIX!

    Axar tosses it up, wider. Ali goes out again and smacks it over the bowler’s head for a six! STUNNING! THREE SIXES IN A ROW!

  • February16202112:27 (IST)

    SIX!

    Axar tosses it, outside off stump. Ali steps out and launches it over long-on again for a six!

  • February16202112:27 (IST)

    SIX!

    Axar tosses it up outside off. Ali smacks it over long-on for a smashing six!

  • February16202112:23 (IST)

    OUT!!! Olly Stone lbw b Axar Patel 0(5)

    Axar tosses in a turning delivery, on off stump. Stone tries to sweep it, but misses. It hits his thigh pad, and given out. Stone reviews it, and there is no bat. Umpire’s call on impact and the ball is going to the off stump.

    Axar gets his five-wicket haul in his Test debut!

    In walks, Stuart Broad.

  • February16202112:20 (IST)

    FOUR!

    Not a good delivery by Kuldeep and Ali cuts it away in front of point for a four. On the backfoot by the all-rounder.

  • February16202112:17 (IST)

    SIX!

    Kuldeep tosses it towards leg stump. There is flight, and Ali smacks it over the long-on boundary for a six!

  • February16202112:14 (IST)

    OUT! Joe Root c Ajinkya Rahane b Axar Patel 33 (92)

    Axar tosses it slow, closer to off stump. Root comes forward to defend, but hits his glove and it lobs to Rahane for a catch at slip. OUT!

    In walks, Olly Stone.

  • February16202112:11 (IST)

    DROPPED!

    A turning delivery by Kuldeep, and Ali tries to defend it. But he edges it and it lobs off to Rohit at gully. He jumps but misses it. No run.

  • February16202112:10 (IST)

    No run

    Kuldeep tosses a length delivery, outside off. Ali leaves it alone.

  • February16202112:09 (IST)

    The action resumes!

    Joe Root and Moeen Ali walk in to resume batting for England. Kuldeep Yadav to resume proceedings for India.

  • February16202111:31 (IST)

    ENG: 116/7, Lunch | Need 366 runs

    Foakes’ dismissal was the last delivery  before Lunch. Both teams have left the field, and will be back for the post-lunch session. There have been four wickets in this session and Joe Root is currently unbeaten at 33. The visitors will be hoping for a miracle!

  • February16202111:29 (IST)

    OUT!! Ben Foakes c Axar Patel b Kuldeep Yadav 2 (9)

    OUT! CAUGHT!!!

    Kuldeep tosses in a full delivery, on middle. Foakes tries to sweep it, but mishits it straight to Axar at midwicket for a simple catch.

  • February16202111:23 (IST)

    Two runs

    Kuldeep overpitches his delivery, outside off. Foakes drives it through the covers for two runs.

  • February16202111:22 (IST)

    DROPPED!

    Kuldeep tosses in a good delivery, on middle. Its dipping, and Root scoops it in the air. Siraj goes to his left from backward point and misses it.

  • February16202111:17 (IST)

    No run

    Kuldeep tosses up a slow delivery, on middle. Root tries to reverse-sweep it, but does not make contact. It hits his pad.

  • February16202111:14 (IST)

    OUT!!! Ollie Pope c Ishant Sharma b Axar Patel 12 (20)

    Patel tosses a full delivery, through on off stump. Pope tries to slog-sweep it but scoops it instead to Ishant at deep midwicket for a catch.

    In comes, Ben Foakes.

  • February16202111:09 (IST)

    One run, ENG: 110/5 | Need 372 runs

    Kuldeep tosses a short delivery on middle stump. It turns slowly and Pope goes on the backfoot to pull it away to long leg for a single.

  • February16202110:58 (IST)

    FOUR!

    A length delivery by Ishant, outside off. Pope smacks it behind point for a four!

  • February16202110:54 (IST)

    FOUR!

    Ashwin tosses up a full delivery, on middle. Root reverse-sweeps it through point for a four!

  • February16202110:48 (IST)

    OUT! Ben Stokes c Virat Kohli b R Ashwin 8 (51)

    A fuller delivery by Ashwin, from around the wicket. Stokes gets trapped and inside edges it onto the pad. It loops to Kohli, who dives to catch it at second slip.

    In walks, Ollie Pope.

  • February16202110:41 (IST)

    One run

    A good length delivery by Ishant, towards off. Root inside edges it through square leg. One run.

  • February16202110:27 (IST)

    No run

    A reverse-swinging delivery by Ishant, towards the stumps. Root defends it, but then gets an inside edge into his front pad.

  • February16202110:23 (IST)

    No run

    Ashwin tosses it up on leg stump, from over the wicket. Stokes defends it.

  • February16202110:18 (IST)

    FOUR! INNOVATIVE SHOT!

    Patel delivers a shorter ball, and Root was already there to sweep it. But then he does a semi-pull, semi-sweep, and guides it through backward square leg for a four!

  • February16202110:16 (IST)

    THAT WAS CLOSE!

    A good delivery by Ashwin, and Stokes hits it towards extra cover. Root calls for a single, but it goes to Axar’s left hand and he attempts a direct hit at the bowler’s end. Root was back, and the decision goes in England’s favour.

  • February16202110:10 (IST)

    One run

    Ashwin tosses a slow delivery, outside leg. Stokes reverse sweeps it to the right of backward point. One run.

  • February16202110:07 (IST)

    One run

    Patel tosses up a quicker delivery. Stokes sweeps it to deep backward square leg for a single.

  • February16202110:02 (IST)

    FOUR!

    Patel tosses it up full, and Root uses the length to guide it in front of square on the on-side for a four!

  • February16202109:59 (IST)

    No run

    BOWLING!

    Patel delivers a length ball, spinning away outside off. Root leaves it alone.

  • February16202109:57 (IST)

    OUT! Daniel Lawrence st Rishabh Pant b Ravichandran Ashwin 26 (53)

    INTELLIGENT BY ASHWIN!

    He delivers a quick offbreak ball, spinning between the legs. Lawrence misses it on the turn, and Pant does the stumping.

    In walks, Ben Stokes.

  • February16202109:52 (IST)

    One run

    A quicker delivery by Axar, towards middle and leg. Root carves it through square leg for a single.

  • February16202109:49 (IST)

    APPEAL!

    A full length delivery by Siraj. Lawrence falls while trying to glance it. He gets a thick inside edge onto his pad. Lucky!

  • February16202109:49 (IST)

    One run

    A length delivery by Siraj, and Root sends it past the bowler. Mid-off goes to stop it. One run.

  • February16202109:46 (IST)

    One run, ENG: 61/3 | Need 421 runs

    Patel tosses it up, towards middle and leg. Root glances it through square leg for a single.

    After 23 overs, England are 61 for three. They need 421 runs.

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