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India vs England: R Ashwin keeps India fighting after collapse

R Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja kept India alive and kicking after a collapse by the middle order in India's reply to England's 283.

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Resuming from 268/8, England were bowled out for 283. In reply, India were 271/6 to stand just 12 runs shy of matching the score. R Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja were unbeaten in the middle at stumps. (Source: AP)

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Resuming from overnight score of 268/8, England were quickly sent back into the hut by Mohammed Shami. The seamer picked up two wickets with first one on his first ball of the morning to dismiss Adil Rashid. Later he added the wicket of Gareth Babby. That helped him to finish with figures of 21.5.-5-63-3. (Source: AP)

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India had done more than half the job on the first day's play in Mohali to pick up eight wickets. Then they two more in under four overs. England were bowled out for 283 and the first innings score didn't look that daunting. (Source: AP)

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Coming back into the Indian Test side after a gap of eight years and his first international in four years, Parthiv Patel joined Murali Vijay to open the Indian innings. (Express Photo by Kamleshwar Singh)

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Parthiv Patel produced a stellar 42 with beautiful drives off the new ball. However his stay ended when he was given out on review after being caught leg before off Adil Rashid. (Express Photo by Kamleshwar Singh)

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Virat Kohli once again played a beautiful inning that saw him score 62 which was laced with nine boundaries. (Express Photo by Kamleshwar Singh)

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Cheteshwar Pujara's dismissal on 51 off Adil Rashid brought about India's downfall. His wicket fell at 148 to make it 148/3 for the hosts and thereafter it was a collapse from the Indian middle order. (Source: AP)

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Karun Nair didn't enjoy a great Test debut after a mix-up between him and Virat Kohli saw him run out. With both players caught ball watching after Kohli tried to get a single, Nair came halfway down the pitch and was caught short on the non-striker's end. (Source: PTI)

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England got a bib breakthrough when Virat Kohli was caught behind by Jonny Bairstow from Ben Stokes. At this stage, India were 204/6 and a collapse looked imminent. (Source: AP)

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R Ashwin suffered some cramps early on in his innings and needed help from the physio. He had to dive to steal a run and in the process he rubbed himself on the ground. (Source: PTI)

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At close of play, R Ashwin stood tall and had scored yet another fifty - his third of the series. At stumps, he was unbeaten on 57. (Source: AP)

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Alongside Ashwin was R Jadeja who provided some much needed comfort. He remained unbeaten on 32 at close of play on Day 2 in Mohali. (Source: AP)