Visakhapatnam, Nov 19: It was advantage India as they dominated for the 2nd successive day in the 2nd Test against England here Friday (November 18).
At stumps on the 2nd day yesterday, England were stuggling at 103/5, still trailing the hosts by 352. It was an all-round performance by India as, first batsmen posted an impressive 455 and later bowlers took charge.
Captain Virat Kohli was the topscorer for India with 167. Ravichandran Ashwin proved his all-round abilities again as he struck a fine half century. India batted for 129.4 overs.
When England came into bat, Indian spinners made use of the pitch conditions. Debutant offspinner Jayant Yadav got his maiden wicket through LBW, via the Decision Review System (DRS) against Moeen Ali.
Ashwin had two wickets while Mohammed Shami bowled skipper Alastair Cook with a superb delivery, breaking the stump into two.
Here are photos from the second day's play
Half century for Joe Root
Joe Root celebrates his half century. He scored 53 but the rest of the batsmen failed to make an impact on the 2nd day of the 2nd Test.
Virat Kohli misses double ton
Indian captain Virat Kohli heads back to the pavilion after being dismissed for a magnificent 167.
Whenever he plays, Kohli gets massive support. Visakhapatnam, which is hosting its first ever Test, backed the skipper.
R Ashwin impresses again
Ashwin proved his worth as an all-rounder. He is celebrating his half century here.
Moeen Ali (left) celebrates a wicket with captain Alastair Cook (right).
Ashwin looks up
Ashwin looks skywards during his 58-run innings. Thanks to his knock, India managed to cross 450.
Team India received good support on the second day. Fans hold a big tri-colour at the stadium.
Jayant Yadav (left) and Ashwin had a 64-run partnership for the 8th wicket. They are celebrating their half century association here.
England players celebrate
England players celebrate an Indian wicket during the 2nd day's play.
Jayant gets help
Jayant Yadav gets help from Ben Stokes as the latter ties his shoe lace.
Kohli is ecstatic
Captain Kohli is ecstatic as he celebrates the wicket of Cook, bowled by Mohammed Shami.
A satisfying day
Indian players walk out of the ground after the end of second day's play.
Umesh Yadav plays a shot during his 13-run knock. He was dismissed by Adil Rashid, caught by Moeen Ali.
Umpires check ball
Umpires Kumar Dharmasena (left) of Sri Lanka and Australian Rod Tucker check the match ball.
Maiden wicket for Jayant
Jayant (3rd left) celebrates with team-mates after winning an LBW decision against Moeen Ali, via DRS. This was his maiden Test wicket.