India marked their biggest ever Test win against England after beating them by 317 runs in the 2nd Test match. With a comprehensive performance, the hosts outplayed the tourists to level the four-match series 1-1. Ravichandran Ashwin was the star of the match for his eight wickets haul and a second-innings hundred. However, there was more to the game than just cricket.
While Rohit Sharma starred with the bat with his 161 in India’s first innings, Ashwin, Axar Patel had a field day with the ball. Ashwin is now second on the list of all-rounders for taking five wickets and score a hundred in the same match. Axar Patel became the sixth India spinner to register a Test fifer on debut.
Virat Kohli riles up Chennai stands: As international cricket returned to India for the first time after over a year, the hosts pulled off a memorable victory in Chennai. Kohli, as animated as ever, was seen encouraging the crowd to cheer for India during the match. While the bowlers were toiling hard on the hot and sultry MA Chidambaram Stadium, Kohli’s egging up the crowd definitely worked.
Ben Stokes’ jawdropping flexibility: During India’s second innings batting Kohli and Ashwin made batting look easy. As the England bowlers tried to break the partnership, a candid moment was caught on camera. Ben Stokes’ exhibited his fitness as he was seen standing on his hand with both his feet in the air. It definitely was a sight to cheer for.
Rishabh Pant is all about entertainment, entertainment, and entertainment: The ever-chatty Pant, not only was chirping but he also showed some exceptional skills. While it didn’t work out with the bat for the southpaw, he took two brilliant catches in the first innings. And topped it off with brilliant stumpings in the second innings.
Ravi Ashwin celebrates his Test ton in front of the home crowd: Ashwin marked his homecoming with a brilliant feat. Playing in front of his home crowd at Chepauk, Ashwin was over the moon as he racked up his 5th Test ton.
Mohammad Siraj’s reaction to Ashwin’s hundred: Siraj was out in the middle alongside Ashwin as he was the last batsman for India. As Ashwin neared his ton the pacer made sure he didn’t lose his wicket. He batted, blocked, and belted but the most endearing moment was his reaction when Ashwin grabbed the century.