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.
Superb character and fighting spirit on display.🙌 Well done boys. The focus is now on the next one. 🇮🇳💪 pic.twitter.com/TEVceiOhYM
— Virat Kohli (@imVkohli) February 16, 2021
Twitter was abuzz with celebratory tweets and congratulatory messages. Here are a few of them:
Bouncing back in style!
That winning feeling!
— BCCI (@BCCI) February 16, 2021
Kevin Pietersen, cheeky as always. All eyes on the pink ball Test now.
Badhai ho india ,England B Ko harane ke liye — Kevin Pietersen (@KP24) February 16, 2021
Well deserved, indeed!
— Suresh Raina (@ImRaina) February 16, 2021
This team is making a habit of brilliant comebacks
Ashwin leading the bowling attack from the front. Dream Test debut for Axar
— Harbhajan Turbanator (@harbhajan_singh) February 16, 2021
No better sight for the players than watching fans back in the stands
Biggest Test win for India against England.
The last partnership was 38,highest for England in the match !! 317 run victory is more than a hammering … #INDvsENG !! Well played India … Too much skill for England this week …
— Michael Vaughan (@MichaelVaughan) February 16, 2021
Such a well-balanced team
Positive signs for Indian cricket
A Test which will be known for #RohithSharma and #Ashwin , let us also salute debutant @akshar2026 . 5-wicket in his first Test and so many big wickets. Well done #axarpatel . Wish you all the best for future. Congratulations team India for a tremendous comeback #INDvsENG
— R P Singh रुद्र प्रताप सिंह (@rpsingh) February 16, 2021