India vs England 2021: Axar Patel takes five as India seal victory on day 4 by bundling out England for 164

India levelled the four-match series with a facile win in the second test in Chennai.

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India celebrate a wicket

India levelled the four-match Test series against England, 1-1 after sealing victory on day 4 of the second Test in Chennai. With the win, the series is now evenly poised heading to the all-important third Test match which will take place in Ahmedabad from February 24. With the third being a day/night test and the fourth Test also taking place in the same venue, this series could still go anywhere although India would be favorites.

India’s victory in the second Test was largely down to two scintillating performances. One from Rohit Sharma who struck a terrific 161 on a turning track and the second – an all-round performance from Ravichandran Ashwin who followed his five-wicket haul in the first innings by scoring a century and then returning 3 wickets in the second innings as well.

England fold on day 4 as Axar takes fifer

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Rishabh Pant stumps Dan Lawrence

England resumed day 4 on 53/3, with the sole purpose of only delaying the inevitable. But it didn’t take long for India to bundle them out. The wickets kept coming regularly for India as the spinners made merry on a turning pitch. Ashwin struck twice in the morning to send back both Dan Lawrence and Ben Stokes, the former getting dismissed thanks to extraordinary glovework from Rishabh Pant.

Axar Patel and Kuldeep Yadav then took over to remove the rest of the middle-order even as Joe Root offered resistance and stayed unbeaten till lunch. Soon after the break however, he was dismissed by Axar for the second time in the match. Although, Ashwin couldn’t get his 10-wicket haul, Axar made it a memorable debut for himself by becoming the 9th Indian to take a fifer on debut.

Moeen Ali then enthralled the Chepauk crowd with some box-office hitting that included a hattrick of sixes against Axar. He seemed to be heading all guns blazing towards a rapid half-century but was dismissed by Kuldeep Yadav as England were bowled out for 164, handing India a 317-run win.


India – 1st innings

BatsmanMode of DismissalRunsBalls
Rohit Sharmac Ali b Leach161231
Shubman Gilllbw Stone03
Cheteshwar Pujarac Stokes b Leach2158
Virat Kohlib Ali05
Ajinkya Rahaneb Ali67149
Rishabh Pantnot out5877
Ravichandran Ashwinc Pope b Root1319
Axar Patelst Foakes b Ali514
Ishant Sharmac Burns b Ali02
Kuldeep Yadavc Foakes b Stone015
Mohammed Sirajc Foakes b Stone42

Total – 329 all-out in 95.5 overs

Stuart Broad11370
Olly Stone15.5473
Jack Leach27782
Ben Stokes2160
Moeen Ali291284
Joe Root11231

England – 1st innings

BatsmanMode of DismissalRunsBalls
Rory Burnslbw b Ishant03
Dom Sibleyc Kohli b Ashwin1625
Dan Lawrencec Gill b Ashwin952
Joe Rootc Ashwin b Axar612
Ben Stokesb Ashwin1834
Ollie Popec Pant b Siraj2257
Ben Foakesnot out42107
Moeen Alic Rahane b Axar630
Olly Stonec Rohit b Ashwin14
Jack Leachc Pant b Ishant534
Stuart Broadb Ashwin02

Total – 134 all-out in 59.5 overs

Ishant Sharma5221
Ravichandran Ashwin23.5435
Axar Patel20402
Kuldeep Yadav6160
Mohammed Siraj551

India – 2nd innings

BatsmanMode of DismissalRunsBalls
Rohit Sharmast Foakes b Leach2670
Shubman Gilllbw b Leach1428
Cheteshwar Pujararun out (Pope/Foakes)723
Virat Kohlilbw b Ali62149
Rishabh Pantst Foakes b Leach811
Ajinkya Rahanec Pope b Moeen1014
Axar Patellbw b Ali718
Ravichandran Ashwinb Stone106148
Kuldeep Yadavlbw b Ali39
Ishant Sharmac Stone b Leach724
Mohammed Sirajnot out1621

Total – 286 all-out in 85.5 overs

Olly Stone6.5211
Jack Leach331004
Moeen Ali32984
Joe Root4150
Stuart Broad9250
Dan Lawrence170

England – 2nd innings

BatsmanMode of DismissalRunsBalls
Rory Burnsc Kohli b Ashwin2542
Dom Sibleylbw b Axar325
Dan Lawrencest Pant b Ashwin2653
Jack Leachc Rohit b Axar01
Joe Rootc Rahane b Axar3392
Ben Stokesc Kohli b Ashwin851
Ollie Popec Ishant b Axar1220
Ben Foakesc Axar b Kuldeep29
Moeen Alist Pant b Kuldeep4318
Olly Stonelbw b Axar05
Stuart Broadnot out510

Total – 164 all-out in 54.2 overs

Ishant Sharma6130
Axar Patel21605
Ravichandran Ashwin18533
Mohammed Siraj360
Kuldeep Yadav6.2252

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