2nd Test: India Set 482-Run Target For England

Chennai: India has set a 482-run target for England on Day 3 of the second Test here at the MA Chidambaram Stadium on Monday.

India was all out for 286 in their second innings on the third day of the match.

Resuming at 54/1 on Day 3, India lost five wickets but added 102 runs to get their lead past 350 in the morning session. The hosts lost the wickets of Cheteshwar Pujara (7), Rohit Sharma (26), Rishabh Pant (8), Ajinkya Rahane (10) and debutant Axar Patel (7) in quick succession.

However, skipper Virat Kohli and Ashwin then shared a 96-run stand for the seventh wicket to put India in a commanding position.

Seasoned off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin showed an excellent knock. Ashwin scored 106 runs off 148 balls with the help of 14 fours and a six.

Mohammad Siraj remained unbeaten on 16, and added 49 runs for the final wicket with Ashwin who was the last wicket to fall.

While Kohli showed his class before falling to Moeen Ali for the second time in the game, Ashwin too displayed remarkable skills on a challenging surface to prop up the home team.

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