Returning strongly after defeat in the opening series, They grow kohli and Co handed England a staggering 317-mile defeat in Tuesday’s second test at MA Chidambaram Stadium. Pursuing a 482 goal, England were united for 164 in the second inning as debutant Axar Patel scored a five-wicket in his first test.
Ravi Ashwin appeared as the hero of the match, marking a century and also grabbing eight crates on a rotating Chepauk cassette. Earlier in the first inning, Rohit Sharma stole the show by climbing his seventh test, as England were on their feet in all four days of the second test.
India climbed to second place in the World Test Table points, approaching a place reservation in the final of the tournament. Skipper Kohli also collected several records after India’s dominant victory over Joe Koren-red side.
With the victory in Chennai, Koli has already caught up MS Dhonirecorded the most victories by the Indian captain at home. Currently, Dhoni and Kohli are tied with 21 wins and the latter has a chance to take first place in the next two tests. Currently, Donnie and Kohli sit at the top with 21 victories, followed by Mohammad Azjarudin with 13 victories and Surav Ganguli with 10.
- MS Dhoni – 21 wins
- Virat Kohli – 21 victories
- Mohamed Azjarudin – 13 victories
- Sourav Ganguly – 10 wins
Kohli is also fifth (equal to Dhoni) in the list of most test victories at home as captain of an international country. The list is headed by Graham Smith (30), and in second and third place are Ricky Ponting (29) and Steve Woo (22).
The series against England will now move to Ahmedabad for the third and fourth tests. The third day and evening test will be played on February 24 at the newly built Sardar Patel Stadium in Mottera. The fourth test will be played at this place.