India beat England by 317 runs in the second Test in Chennai as the spinners shared all the 10 English wickets in the second innings. This also brought to an end England’s six-match winning streak in Asian conditions. The hosts thus are back in level-terms in the four-match series at 1-1. Ravichandran Ashwin was awarded the Man of the Match for his all-round performance.
Indian skipper Virat Kohli (62) then added a 96-run stand with Ravichandran Ashwin (106) to bring India back into the game. A 49-run stand between Ashwin and Mohammed Siraj (16) helped India score 286 runs in the second innings and stretch the lead past 450. Earlier in the game, Ravichandran Ashwin picked up five for 43 with the ball to limit England to 134 in their first innings.
Meanwhile, after India’s win in the second Test in Chennai, Kohli interviewed local hero Ravichandran Ashwin and spoke about his experience of being a part of this Test match. Kohli asked him several questions on his improved gameplan and his development as a cricketer in the last couple of years.
Virat Kohli Turns Interviewer To Ravichandran Ashwin
Changed batting approach ????
The backstory to return to his batting form ????
— BCCI (@BCCI) February 16, 2021
Ashwin was also very honest with the way he replied to the questions. The Indian off-spinner is currently sitting on 391 wickets and is just nine shy of getting to 400 Test wickets.
A few records were achieved in this Test match as well. Axar Patel joined an elite list of cricketers to have picked up a fifer on debut and Ashwin scored a century and took a fifer in the same match thrice. Overall, Ashwin’s match figures read 119 runs and eight wickets.
India also moved up in the World Test Championship points table after the win. Meanwhile, the visitors have slipped to the fourth position after the loss while New Zealand regain the top spot. India are on 460 points with a percentage of 69.7 while England are on 442 points with a percentage of 67.