India vs England: Ashwin, Kohli take India's lead past 400

Parth Dhall
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India vs England: Ashwin, Kohli take India
India vs England: Ashwin, Kohli take India

15 Feb 2021: India vs England: Ashwin, Kohli take India's lead past 400

Team India made a terrific recovery after losing five wickets in the morning session on Day 3 of the ongoing second Test against England.

The likes of Virat Kohli and Ravichandran Ashwin shared a 96-run stand to take India past 200 in the second innings.

Meanwhile, the hosts have claimed a lead in excess of 400 runs.

Here is the session report.

Session: How did the session pan out?

Resuming the session at 156/6, Kohli and Ashwin battled it out against the English bowlers.

The duo went on to complete respective fifties as India maintained their dominance.

While Ashwin made perfect use of the sweep shots, Kohli preferred playing more with the straight bat.

However, the latter was trapped lbw by Moeen Ali in the 66th over.

At tea, India finished at 221/8.

Ashwin: Ashwin shows his all-round skills

All-rounder Ashwin continues his dream run in Test cricket with the bat and ball.

After taking a historic five-for (5/43) in the first innings, Ashwin fired an astonishing fifty.

This was his first 50+ score in Test cricket at home since December 2016 and first anywhere since August 2017.

Earlier, he broke plenty of records as England were bundled out for 134.

Fact: Ashwin scripts this feat in Test cricket

Ashwin has now struck a fifty and picked up a five-wicket haul in the same Test joint-third-most times (6) along with Sir Richard Hadlee. Meanwhile the top two on the list are Ian Botham (11) and Shakib Al Hasan (9).

Kohli: Kohli makes a counter-attacking 62

Indian captain Virat Kohli showed terrific resistance in the second innings against the English bowlers.

He was on the charge against the spinners, playing a counter-attacking knock on the tricky Chepauk wicket.

Kohli struck a timely half-century, his 25th in the format.

However, he missed out on a much-awaited ton, getting dismissed by Mooen (62) for the second time in the Test.