• England crumble as India surge

    India scored 329 before bowling England out for 134 as they took control of the second Test in Chennai thanks to Ravi Ashwin’s excellence.

    India went into day two 300-6, with Rishabh Pant on 33*, but the young India star ran out of partners, finishing on 58*. Ollie Stone was England’s best bowler, recording figures of 3-47.

    England’s demolition was lead by Ashwin, who finished with figures of 5-43. The spinner opened the bowling on a deck that was taking massive spin and bouncing inconsistently. Ashwin clean out the top order, and then made light work of the lower.

    He was ably supported by Axel Patel, who’s 20 overs costed just 40 runs for two wickets, amplifying the pressure on England’s batters, of whom only Ben Foakes (42*) showed any resistance.

    India went into bat and looked like they were batting on a different deck. Openers Rohit Sharma and Shubman Gill looked solid until the latter was trapped leg before by Jack Leach.

    Cheteshwa Pujara and Sharma saw play through to the close at 54-1, India leading by 249 runs.

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    Ryan Vrede