In the second Test of England tour of India, Virat Kohli won the toss and chose to bat at the MA Chidambaram stadium. First Innings, India 329/10, Rohit Sharma (161). First Innings, England 134/10. Day 3, second session, India 221/8, Overs 73, Ravichandran Ashwin (68*), Virat Kohli (62), Moeen Ali (4/71). The second session of the day belonged to the Indian team as they scored 65 runs in 25 overs at the loss of two wickets. India lead by 416 runs.
Virat Kohli and Ravichandran Ashwin commenced the proceedings with the bat in the second session of day 3. Ashwin was playing the lofted shots while Kohli was moving ahead with his defensive approach. The two set batsman completed their respective half-century and kept the scoreboard ticking while also notched a crucial partnership which added to India’s lead in the second Test. The threatening 96-run partnership was broken by Moeen Ali when the Indian skipper was struck on his pads right in front of the stumps. Kuldeep Yadav came to the crease after Kohli’s departure without adding much to the scoreboard the tail-ender was sent back to the pavilion after he fell prey to Ali. The fall of two quick wickets didn’t matter as Ashwin continued with his game plan and kept putting the bad balls away. Ishant Sharma was Yadav’s replacement at the crease and stood unbeaten beside Ashwin till the last ball of the second session.
For England, Ali pocketed four wickets while Jack Leach grabbed three. In the second session, 65 runs were scored in 25 overs at the run rate of 2.60 runs per over.