2nd Test: India thrash England by 246 runs, take 1-0 lead

Batting from their overnight score of 98/3 England batsmen were trapped by Indian spinners and pacers and lost 4 wickets in the first session.

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Visakhapatnam, Nov 21: India bowlers put up a fantastic effort on fifth day as hosts thrashed England by a whopping margin of 246 runs in the second Test match at the ACA-VDCA cricket stadium on Monday (Nov 21).

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Chasing a massive target of 405 runs in the fourth innings, England were bundled out for 158 as India took 1-0 lead in the 5-Test rubber.

Jayant Yadav

Jonny Bairstow remained unbeaten at 34 while wickets kept tumbling at the other end. Debutant Jayant Yadav grabbed 3 wickets in the second innings.

India's bowling maistay Ravichandran Ashwin grabbed 3 wickets in the second innings while Mohammed Shami and Ravindra Jadeja finished with 2 wickets apiece.  

Skipper Alastair Cook (54) was the only English batter to show resilience and was the highest scorer for the team in the second innings. 

Batting from their overnight score of 98/3 England batsmen were trapped by Indian spinners and pacers.

Ravichandran Ashwin grabbed the wicket of young Ben Ducket to give host the first breakthrough of the day. Ravindra Jadeja, Jayant Yadav and Mohammed Shami removed Moeen Ali, Ben Stokes and Joe Root, respectively to push England to the wall.

R Ashwin

Earlier, England batsmen offered resistance to frustrate Indian bowlers in the final two sessions on the penultimate day until two late blows gave India an edge on Sunday (Nov 20).

India earned the prized wicket of dangerous Alastair Cook (54) at the stoke of day's play when Ravindra Jadeja plumbed Cook in the final over of the day.

Openers Haseeb Hameed (25) and skipper Cook (54) were the batsman to be dismissed close to the end of play. Joe Root was unbeaten on 5 at stumps. The loss of Cook, in the day's final over after scoring a dogged 54, was a huge blow for England.

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