India vs England: ‘317 run victory is more than a hammering’, Twitter hails hosts’ massive win in second Test


India displayed great skills and top-notch performances as they managed to win the second Test of the series against England at Chepauk in Chennai on Tuesday (16 February).

Winning the toss, Virat Kohli’s brigade chose to bat first, taking the total to 329 in the first innings. In the bowling department, Ravichandran Ashwin claimed a five-for, while Ishant Sharma and Axar Patel scalped two wickets each. After restricting the visitors to 134 runs in their first innings, India put up a total of 286 runs in the second innings, with Ashwin scoring a ton.

Chasing a massive target of 481 runs, England were bundled out for 164. The match ended on the fourth day as the home team levelled the series 1-1 with a 317-run victory.

Ashwin was adjudged the Player of the Match, having picked up five wickets in the first innings, followed by a 106 run haul and three-wicket spell in the second innings.

Skipper Kohli and other players of the winning brigade shared their happiness on social media.

Twitter was abuzz with celebratory tweets and congratulatory messages. Here are a few of them:

Bouncing back in style!

Kevin Pietersen, cheeky as always. All eyes on the pink ball Test now.

Well deserved, indeed!

This team is making a habit of brilliant comebacks

Ashwin leading the bowling attack from the front. Dream Test debut for Axar

No better sight for the players than watching fans back in the stands

Biggest Test win for India against England.

Such a well-balanced team

Positive signs for Indian cricket

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