India dominated the second test match against England in Chepauk stadium. The hosts won the toss and took the crucial decision to bat first. Both the teams made significant changes in the second test match. Indian opener Rohit Sharma lived up to the expectations of management and cricket fans. Rohit decimated the bowling line-up of England and scored 161 runs from 231 balls. Shubman Gill could not deliver promising results in the first innings and was bowled out for a duck by Olly Stone. India managed to put 329 on board. The bowling line-up of India also marked their dominance and thrashed the batting line of England. The guests were bowled out for 134 runs, and R. Ashwin was the star bowler for India.
Winning the Toss was Beneficial For India
India won the toss and decided to bat first. The decision worked best for the team as the pitch at Chepauk aided them to score big runs. Tracing back to the opening test match, England won the toss and reaped complete benefits from the pitch to put the Indian team under pressure. India recreated the scene and scored massive 329 runs on board while India bowling lined-up dominated the second day by bowling out the team for 134 runs.
Rohit Sharma Was the Star Performer for India
Rohit Sharma sparkled in the second test match and scored 161 runs with a strike rate of 69.70. Shubman Gill and Cheteshwar Pujara could not spill their magic in Chepauk. Gill was bowled out for a duck by Olly Stone, and Cheteshwar Pujara was bowled by Jack Leach.
Virat Failed to Perform in the Second Test Match
Skipper Virat Kohli played a crucial role in the opening test match at Chepauk. However, Virat could not connect with the ball in the second test and was bowled by spinner Moeen Ali. Vice-Captain Ajinkya Rahane played his role and built a partnership with Rohit Sharma to help India score big runs on board. Ajinkya scored 67 runs with a strike rate of 44.97. He was later bowled by Jack Leach.
Rishabh Pant is Enjoying His Golden Period
Rishabh Pant has been delivering exceptional performance for the team since the Border Gavaskar Trophy 2020-21 against Australia. Pant is known for his aggressive game form in test format. He was not out for 58 runs in just 77 balls with a strike rate of 75.32. In the opening test match, Rishabh Pant scored 91 runs in the first innings to put India in a decent position.
Indian Bowling Line-up Overpowered Strong Batting Roster of England
England batting line-up was utterly ready to take over the big scorecard and take a comfortable lead in the match. However, the India bowling line-up ruined the plans of guests and sent them back to the pavilion for just 134 runs. England captain Joe Root who scored a double century in the opening test match, was bowled out for just six runs by Axar Patel. The spinner-theory turned out to be effective for team India. R. Ashwin and Axar Patel took 7 wickets combined for the team. From the other side, Ishant Sharma bagged 2 wickets, and M. Siraj sent Olli Pope back to the pavilion.
R. Ashwin Registered His 28th Five Wicket Haul in Test Matches
R. Ashwin, who led the spinning attack against England, troubled the batting line-up through his mixed deliveries. Ashwin bagged 5 wickets and just conceded 43 runs while maintaining the economy of 1.43. The entire bowling roster of India maintained pressure on the guests and stopped them from taking the lead in the Game.
India already has 195 runs lead on the rival. Indian skipper Virat Kohli will be looking forward to adding a minimum of 300 or 350 runs on board to burden England with a big score. Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, and Ajinkya Rahane will be the center of attraction in the second innings of the second test match at Chepauk.