India close in on winning second Test vs England on day four

India WIN second Test against England to level four-match series at 1-1 after skittling tourists out for 164 in final innings to clinch a 317-run victory inside just four days

  • India need just three wickets with five sessions remaining to win the second Test
  • England are 116-7 at lunch on day four and are chasing a record 482 runs to win
  • England lost four wickets in the morning session – including Ben Stokes for eight 

India have all the momentum going into the third Test with England after cruising to victory in the second Test by a whopping 317 runs shortly after lunch on day four. 

Resuming on 53-3, and chasing a record 482 for an improbable victory, England lost four wickets in Tuesday’s morning session, while Joe Root led the resistance at 33 not out. However, the England captain

Ben Foakes fell for two at the stroke of lunch, giving Kuldeep Yadav his first wicket of the match.

India (pictured on day three) are closing in on victory against England to win the second Test after a great morning session on day four on Tuesday in Chennai

India got off to a flyer when England batsman Dan Lawrence was stumped by Rishabh Pant

Lawrence charged down the wicket to Ravichandran Ashwin but was left embarrassed by him

Wily off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin, who followed a five-wicket haul with a century in India’s second innings, struck with his first delivery of the morning, dismissing Dan Lawrence for 26.

Seeing the batsman charge down the track, Ashwin spun the ball through his legs and Rishabh Pant collected it down the leg side and dived to his right to complete the stumping.

Ben Stokes joined Root in denying India for nearly 13 overs before Ashwin (3-42) struck again, the batsman’s prod at a fuller-length delivery resulting in an inside edge that hit his pad en route to Virat Kohli in the slip.

England captain Joe Root has shown some resistance with an unbeaten knock of 33 so far

Stokes faced 51 balls for his eight runs.

Ollie Pope did not last long either, making 12 before slog-sweeping Axar Patel to Ishant Sharma at deep mid-wicket.

Root got a reprieve when Mohammed Siraj dropped an easy catch after the batsman, then on 32, had reverse-swept Kuldeep.

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