India vs England 2nd Test Day 2 Highlights: India placed themselves in a commanding position by stretching their overall lead to 249 runs at stumps on the second day of the second Test against England on Sunday. At the close of play, Rohit Sharma and Cheteshwar Pujara were batting on 25 and 7 respectively, as India reached 54 for one in their second innings on a day when the English batsmen were at sea against the home team’s spinners, especially Ravichandran Ashwin, who returned excellent figures of 5/43.
Off-spinner R Ashwin returned yet another five-wicket haul as India bundled out England for 134 to take a huge first-inning lead of 195 on the second day of the second Test, on Sunday. India had resumed at the overnight score of 300 for six and managed 329 at the MA Chidambaram Stadium, losing the remaining four wickets in quick time.
Led by Ashwin (5/43) the Indian attack did a much better job than the first Test. Pacer Ishant Sharma (2/22) and left-arm spinner Axar Patel (2/40) took two wickets apiece. Ben Foakes batted with determination to resists the India attack. He remained unbeaten at 42.
Earlier, India scored 329 in their first innings, having resumed their batting on Day 2 from a score 300/6. Rishabh Pant remained stranded on 58* as all the wickets fell at his opposite end.