India vs England 2020-21, 2nd Test: These are the records scripted on Day 2
India is putting up a challenge to England in the four-Test series for the Anthony de Mello Trophy. Although it lost the first Test in Chennai, it has shown tremendous fightback in the second, at the same venue. Meanwhile, Day 2 saw some record-breaking performances.
Team India put up a fight against England on Day 2 of the second Test for the Anthony de Mello Trophy at the MA Chidambaram (Chepauk) Stadium in Chennai, on Sunday. India has secured a lead of almost 250 runs in the second innings, as it was a record-breaking day. Consequently, we take a look at some of the records scripted.
India posts a big one
India managed to post a total of 329 in the opening innings. While it was an average total, it was a record total in terms of no extras in the innings from England, going past 328 by Pakistan, against India.
India and England script an unwanted
While India had lost the opening wicket without a run on board in the first innings, England suffered the same fate. Notably, it was the third such instance in India, after against Pakistan (Jaipur 1986-87) and Windies (Delhi 1987-88).
Stuart Broad records an unwanted
Broad was dismissed for a duck for the 36th time in his Test career, as he has become the second Test batsman to be dismissed on the same on most occasions. The record for the same lies with Courtney Walsh (43).
Ravichandran Ashwin claims extraordinary feats
Ashwin finished with another fifer today. Furthermore, he managed to dismiss 200 left-handers in the format, thus becoming the first bowler. Of these left-handers, his most successful victim is David Warner (10). Also, he claimed the second most five-fors in the format at home (23) after Anil Kumble (25), while overall, he is the fourth, after Muttiah Muralitharan (45) and Rangana Herath (26). He has also claimed his fourth fifer in Chennai, which happens to be the first venue where he has done so.
Rohit Sharma produced a unique one
Rohit played a glorious knock of 161 in the first innings. As a result, he became the second-highest scorer for India in a Test innings after four batsmen were dismissed for ducks. The highest happens to be Virender Sehwag (195).
Winning the toss on Day 1, Indian skipper Virat Kohli elected to bat, as senior opener Rohit, along with Ajinkya Rahane and Rishabh Pant, guided India to 329 in the first innings. As for England, it was bundled out for 134, courtesy Ashwin's five-for, while India leads by 249 in the second innings.
Brief scores: India 329 & 54/1 (Rohit 25*; Leach 1/19) leads England 134 (Foakes 42*; Ashwin 5/43) by 249 runs.