Ravichandran Ashwin, who claimed 5-43 in England’s first innings, scored a century and took five wickets for the third time in the same Test.
Ravichandran Ashwin stole the limelight on the third day of the second Test between India and England at the MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai on Monday. With his fifth Test hundred, the spinner helped the hosts put up a challenging total of 482.
Ashwin forged a 96-run seventh-wicket partnership with captain Virat Kohli (62) when India were reduced to 106/6 at one point. He then rallied on towards the end and scored a valiant 106, helping India to 286-all out.
His knock consisted 14 boundaries and 1 six; Ashwin took 148 balls to score his century. With the strike rate of 71 he easily managed to contribute his part in India’s huge lead.
At the day end England needs 429 runs to win the match which will be more than difficult now seeing the extra help for spinners from the pitch and England have already lose 3 wickets. Joe Root and Lawrence were on the strike on 19 and 2 runs.