India vs England: Visitors bundled out for 134

Parth Dhall
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India vs England: Visitors bundled out for 134
India vs England: Visitors bundled out for 134

14 Feb 2021: India vs England: Visitors bundled out for 134

A five-wicket haul by off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin helped India bowl out England for 134 in the ongoing second Test.

The English batsmen were beaten all ends up as the Indians dominated the proceedings.

The visitors now England trail by 195 runs after Team India posted a competitive total of 329 in the first innings.

Here is more on the same.

Fact: Ashwin takes his 29th five-for in Test cricket

With this, Ashwin has picked up his 29th five-wicket haul in Test cricket. He already owns the second-most five-fors for India in the format after the great Anil Kumble. Earlier in the innings, the off-spinner took his 266th Test wicket at home, now the second-most.

Ashwin: A look at the other feats scripted by Ashwin

Ashwin took his 23rd five-for (45 home Tests), going past the tally of James Anderson (22 in 89 Tests).

Only Muralitharan (45), Herath (26) and Kumble (25) have more five-fors at home.

Ashwin has also become the first-ever bowler to dismiss 200 left-handed batsmen (Tests).

His most frequent Test victims: David Warner (10), Alastair Cook and Ben Stokes (9), Ed Cowan and Anderson (7).

Innings : The Indian bowlers dominated England throughout the innings

The Indian bowlers didn't let England settle in the first innings.

There were on the charge, having reduced the tourists to 39/4 at the stroke of lunch.

In the second session, England lost four more wickets in the form of Ben Stokes, Ollie Pope, Moeen Ali and Olly Stone.

Wicket-keeper Ben Foakes remained unbeaten (42) as England were skittled out just after tea.

India: Axar, Ishant also among wickets for India

Besides Ashwin's brilliant five-wicket haul, Ishant Sharma and Axar Patel also picked up two wickets apiece.

Notably, Axar took his maiden Test wicket in the form of English skipper Joe Root.

Interestingly, Siraj took a wicket on the very first ball as he dismissed Ollie Pope.

This was his maiden ball in Test cricket in home conditions.