India vs England 2020-21, 2nd Test: Records galore as host levels series 1-1
India has displayed strong resilience against England for the Anthony de Mello Trophy in the ongoing four-Test series. Having lost the opening Test in Chennai, the host has bounced back in style to win the second at the same venue. As a result, records too took a tumble.
Host India came up with an extraordinary performance to tame visitor England on Day 4 of the second Test, for the Anthony de Mello Trophy, at the MA Chidambaram (Chepauk) Stadium in Chennai, on Tuesday. With this win, India has drawn level in the four-Test series, as the race for the final spot in the ICC World Test Championship is well on. The win also saw some records tumble, as we take a look at them.
Axar Patel joins a remarkable list
Spinner Axar came up with an exceptional performance to claim five wickets in the second, while this was his debut Test. As a result, he has become the sixth Indian to claimed a five-for in the debut Test, after VV Kumar, Dilip Doshi, Narendra Hirwani, Amit Mishra and Ravichandran Ashwin. He was also the second left-arm Indian spinner after Doshi to do the same.
India registers big win
India managed to tame England by 317 runs. As a result, this was its most significant win against the side in terms of runs. It was also the fifth biggest against any side, while the record for the same happens to be against South Africa (337).
Ashwin records some special ones
Ashwin managed to dismiss Stokes for the 10th time in his Test career. As a result, Stokes has become his joint-favourite victim in the format, along with David Warner. Also, Ashwin has now claimed the joint-most Test wickets in Chennai (30), alongside Mumbai.
Virat Kohli equals MS Dhoni and Mohammad Azharuddin
Kohli registered his 21st win in the format as a captain. As a result, he has now matched MS Dhoni in this particular feat. He has also become the joint-second most successful skipper for the side across formats, with 53 wins along with Azharuddin, while the record for the same is with Dhoni (74).
Cheteshwar Pujara joins a remarkable list
Pujara has been a part of 48 Test wins for India. Consequently, he has become the third most Test-winning player for the side, after Sachin Tendulkar (72) and Rahul Dravid (56).
Electing to bat, India posted 329, courtesy Rohit Sharma's 161, while England was dismissed for 134, as Ashwin claimed a five-for. India extended its lead in the second innings to 481, thanks to Ashwin's century, while Axar's fifer derailed England's bid to script history.
Brief scores: India 329 & 286 (Kohli 62, Ashwin 106; Leach 4/100, Moeen 4/98) beats England 134 & 116/7 (Root 33*; Axar 5/60, Ashwin 3/53) by 317 runs.