16 Feb 2021: India vs England: Hosts seal comprehensive victory; Key learnings
A comprehensive five-wicket haul from Axar Patel handed India a mammoth victory over England in the second Test at Chepauk.
India have bounced back in style to square the four-match Test series 1-1.
Ravichandran Ashwin stole the show with his incredible all-round display throughout the Test.
Earlier, a blistering 161 by Rohit Sharma set the foundation of India's victory.
Here are the key learnings.
Ashwin: A memorable Test for Ashwin
Ashwin has had a dream run in Tests since the Australian tour.
His contribution in the Sydney Test gave a testament of his character.
This time, he dazzled on his home ground as spectators returned to cricket.
A 29th five-wicket haul in the first innings was already suffice to dent the plight of England.
However, a 106-run knock proved his mettle as an all-rounder.
Rohit: Rohit slammed a counter-attacking 161
Just like Ashwin, Rohit showed his class in the first innings.
The latter finally broke the shackles, hammering his seventh Test ton.
Despite speculations regarding his reckless approach, Rohit continued with his onslaught and played shots all around the ground.
He smashed 18 fours and two sixes during his astonishing knock.
Rohit has now smashed four of his seven Test hundreds as an opener.