Team India sealed a 317-run victory against England in the second Test of the four-match series. With this win, the series is poised at 1-1.
Chasing a target of 482 runs, England faltered on Day 4 to lose the match (164/10). R Ashwin was the decisive force India, claiming eight wickets in the match, besides scoring a century.
Playing his 36th Test match, Rohit (161 and 26) raced to 2,475 runs at 45.83. He went past Shikhar Dhawan (2,315) and Pankaj Roy (2,442) in terms of career Test runs for India. Rohit has smashed four of his seven Test hundreds as an opener.
Ashwin scored his fifth Test century. He now has 2,626 runs, going past Farokh Engineer (2,611). Ashwin has now struck a century and picked up a five-wicket haul in the same Test second-most times (3) after former England star Ian Botham (5).
Ashwin has also raced to 394 career Test wickets. Ashwin now has the second-most wickets (266) by an Indian bowler in home Tests. He eclipsed Harbhajan Singh (265) on the tally. Notably, the elite list is led by the great Anil Kumble, who has 350 Test wickets at home.
Team India skipper Kohli’s 62 in the second innings was his 25th Test fifty and a seventh versus England. Kohli now has 7,463 career Test runs at 52.92. Notably, he has surpassed the 1,700-run mark against England in Tests (1,715) at 47.63.
Playing his 18th Test match, Rishabh Pant went past the 1,200-run mark (1,256). He smashed his sixth Test fifty (58*). It was his second fifty against England and a fourth at home. Joe Root (6 and 33) raced to 8,546 runs and got past the legendary Vivian Richards (8,540). Axar Patel, who made his Test debut, claimed seven scalps, including a fifer.