India vs England IND vs ENG 2nd Test Live Updates: The second Test between India and England is being played at MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai. Although the visitors still have some batting to come, with Moeen Ali, slated to bat at 9, they can't afford to lose early wickets. Virat Kohli-led Team India will be the happier side throughout Chennai Test. The hosts are six wickets away from levelling the series at 1-1. Chasing IND's 481, the tourists lost their four wickets now at the Chepauk on Day 4.
England are rattling on 82/4 and still trailing by 400 more to chase down an improbable target. England skipper Root remains unbeaten on a mere 15 while Ben Stokes (7*) gives full support from another end. For India, the spinners are all firing and both Axar and Ashwin grab a piece.
Early on the day, the tourists will resume day four of the IND vs ENG 2nd Test on 53/3, and they need 429 runs to win. The tourists have already lost three in the second innings and if India does create further damage, could well be a short stroll towards victory. Rishabh Pant has stumped Dan Lawrence off Ravichandran Ashwin for 26.
Now, the equation is simple for both teams. six wickets for the hosts, 400 runs for Root and Co. The bigger factor though is the red-hot ball, which is still pretty hard at 20 overs. Kohli and his boys have affected maximum damage when the ball is still hard - the dust, the footmarks have caused havoc, especially from the tweakers.
Earlier, India ended Day 3 with a commanding lead after Ravichandran Ashwin slammed his fifth Test century (106 off 148), comprising 14 fours and one six to help the hosts’ second innings total to 286. England lost three wickets yesterday in spare of 19 overs, needing another 429 runs to win. The visitors made only 134 in reply to India’s first innings score of 329.