Prime Minister Narendra Modi is in Chennai to launch quite a few authorities initiatives. This contains the inauguration of the Chennai Metro Extension. Nevertheless, the Prime Minister posted an aerial footage of the M Chidambaram Stadium which is presently internet hosting the second Check match between India and England.
Caught a fleeting view of an attention-grabbing take a look at match in Chennai. pic.twitter.com/3fqWCgywhk
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) February 14, 2021
In the meantime India’s spinners tightened their grip on the second take a look at towards England on Sunday by claiming 4 wickets after lunch to scale back the vacationers to 106-Eight at tea on the second day at Chennai’s MA Chidambaram Stadium.After posting 329 of their first innings, India unleashed their three-pronged spin assault on a turning monitor as they seemed to get the sequence again to 1-1 after shedding the opener.
Ashwin dismissed Olly Stone with the ultimate supply earlier than tea to return figures of 4-36. Ben Foakes was batting on 23 on the break with England nonetheless 223 behind.India had earlier added 29 runs to their in a single day rating of 300-6 earlier than being all out. England’s Moeen Ali (4-128) dismissed debutant Axar Patel and Ishant Sharma in the identical over, and Stone (3-47) struck twice in three balls to take away Kuldeep Yadav and Mohammed Siraj.
Rishabh Pant remained stranded on 58 not out, having smacked three sixes in his 77-ball blitz. On a pitch the place the ball was kicking up mud, England’s reply acquired off to a woeful begin.Ishant trapped Rory Burns lbw for a duck and Dom Sibley fell for 16 after India efficiently reviewed a not-out determination.
Patel then dealt the most important blow by dismissing Joe Root for six to assert his maiden take a look at wicket.
The England captain, whose spin proficiency would have been essential on this pitch, fluffed his sweep shot providing a top-edge to Ashwin at quick fine-leg.Ashwin dismissed Lawrence for 9 with the ultimate supply earlier than lunch and England’s center order caved in after the break.Ashwin additionally claimed the necessary wicket of Ben Stokes, dismissing the all-rounder bowled for 18.Seamer Mohammed Siraj struck together with his first supply to finish Ollie Pope’s promising knock of 22.