R Ashwin slams his 5th Test Century against England at home ground, lead past 450

India vs England IND vs ENG, 2nd Test Live: India are 276/9 and leading England by 471 runs. Kohli has dismissed after scoring a stellar knock of 62. R Ashwin slams his 5th Test Century against England at his home ground.

By Mohit Sindhu, Updated : Feb 15, 2021 15:30 IST
R Ashwin slams his 5th Test Century against England at home ground, lead past 450
Ashwin slams his 5th Test Century against England. (Photo: ICC twitter handle)

India vs England IND vs ENG, 2nd Test Live: Ravichandran Ashwin slams his 5th Test Century against England at his home ground as the hosts stretched their lead to 455. Ashwin remains unbeaten on 103 off 140 deliveries, comprising 14 fours and one maximum. His brilliant innings have extended India’s lead beyond the 450-run mark. Skipper Virat Kohli has also notched his 25th Test fifty. The duo put a decent 96-run partnership for the 7th wicket to propel India in a precarious position in the ongoing Chennai Test.

India are 276/9 and leading England by 471 runs. Skipper Kohli has dismissed after scoring a steller 62 off 149 balls with seven boundaries while Ashwin is still in the middle after smoking a scintillating Test hundred. Notably, this is Ashwin's first 100+ score since 2017.

Virat Kohli-led Team India took a commanding lead on Day 3 as their second innings total crossed 221. England made only 134 in reply to India's first innings score of 329 with R Ashwin being the pick of the bowlers with 5/43.

Earlier, the second day of the ongoing Test also goes in India's favor and it started with Pant's fierce 58-run knock that helped the hosts were posted a decent 329. In reply, the visitors were skittled out for just 134 as R Ashwin picked up his 29th five-wicket haul.

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Debutant Axar Patel also picked a piece. Ravichandran Ashwin was the pick of the Indian bowlers with 5/43. In their second innings, India takes a 249-run lead on Day 3, with 9 wickets in hand.