India put itself in a command position, extending its overall lead to 249 stumps on stumps on the second day of the second test against England here on Sunday.
At the end of the game, Rohit Sharma and Cheteshwar Pujara they fought at 25 and 7, respectively, as India reached 54 for one in their second inning on the day the English batsmen were at sea against the hosts’ spinners, especially Ravichandran Ashwin, who returned excellent figures from 5/43.
Thanks to the efforts of senior offspinner Ashwin, India gave up England for 134 in its first innings for a massive lead from the first innings of 195 tracks. In its first essay, India came out with 329 points.
Left-handed debutant spinner Aksar Patel took two cash registers, including the England captain’s big box. Joe Koren. In fact, Root turned out to be Axar’s first test.
Lead pacer Ishant Sharma also took two leashes while there was one for Mohamed Siraj.
Goalkeeper Ben Fox scored the highest goal for England with 42 un 107 goals, even as his team-mates struggled to start at MA Chidambaram Stadium.
Earlier, India added just 29 tracks to its overnight score of 300 for six, as Mooen Ali finished 4/128 and Olly Stone 3/47 after Rishabh Pant’s enterprising 58 with seven fours and three sixes.
India: 329 and 54 for one on 18 overs (Rohit Sharma batting 25)
England 1st inning: 134 all in 59.5 overs (Ben Fox 42 not out, Olly Pope 22, R Ashwin 5/43).