( Ravichandran Ashwin)

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Patna : India drubbed England by a massive 317 runs in 2nd test at M A Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai, Tamilnadu, in the session of play on Day 4 on February 16, 2021, to level the four-match test series 1-1 as spinner Axar Patel took 5/60 in 21 overs while fellow spinner Ravichandran Ashwin took 3/53 in 18 overs. Chinaman Kuldeep Yadav took 2/25 in 6.2 overs. Ravichandran Ashwin was declared Player Of The Match for scoring a century (106) and taking 8 wickets in the match

Chasing a target of 482 runs, England were bundled out for a paltry 164 in 54.2 overs with Moeen Ali scoring 43 in 18 balls hitting 3 fours and 5 sixes while captain Joe Root, who had scored double century in 1st test, scored 33 runs in 92 balls with 3 fours. Opener Rory Burns scored 25 runs while Daniel Lawrence scored 26 runs.

Resuming at their overnight score of 53/3, England lost their 4th wicket that of Daniel Lawrence at 66. All-rounder Ben Stokes fell to Ashwin for 8 and it was 90/5.Ollie Pope fell to debutant Axar patel for 12 and it was 110/6. Ben Foakes (wk) fell to Kuldeep Yadav for 2 making it 116/7. At the same score, Joe Root fell to Axar Patel for 33 and it was 116/6. fast bowler Olly Stone fell to Patel for zero making it 126/9. Moeen Ali fell to Kuldeep Yadav for 43 and England were all out for 164 failing miserably to put up even a semblance of fight.

England had scored 134 runs in their first innings. India had scored 329 in their first innings with opener Rohit Sharma scoring 161 and 286 in their 2nd innings with Ashwin scoring his 5th test ton.