IND vs ENG, 2nd Test, Day 3 Live Score: Ravichandran Ashwin Hits Sensational Century As England Toil

                                        IND vs ENG Live: R Ashwin raises his bat after reaching his half-century on Day 3 of the 2nd Test.© BCCI

Currently in a strong position, India lead by more than 400 runs against England on Day 3 of the ongoing second Test match, at the MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai. Ravichandran Ashwin, who is currently unbeaten, will be aiming to add more runs to the scoreboard and increase the target. Ashwin has already registered a half-century. The home side lost plenty of wickets before Lunch, losing Cheteshwar Pujara, Rohit Sharma, Rishabh Pant, Ajinkya Rahane and Axar Patel. After Lunch, India lost the wicket of Virat Kohli and Kuldeep Yadav. The Indian skipper also scored a half-century. After the Tea break, India lost the wicket of Ishant Sharma. The hosts bowled out England for 134 in the first innings on Day 2, thanks to Ashwin’s five-wicket haul. The hosts will be aiming to add more runs to the scoreboard, and set a huge target for England. (LIVE SCORECARD)

2nd Test, Day 3 Live Cricket Score Updates Between India (IND) vs England (ENG), Straight From MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai

February15202115:23 (IST)

FOUR! RAVICHANDRAN ASHWIN REACHES HIS FIFTH TEST TON!

Ali tossed it up, outside off. Ashwin tried to slog it, but edged it. It flies wide of slip and goes for a four!

ASHWIN REACHES HIS TON AND SIRAJ CHEERS HIM ON! TERRIFIC INNINGS!

February15202115:23 (IST)

Two runs

A full toss on middle and leg by Ali. Ashwin drives it to the left of long-off for two runs.

February15202115:21 (IST)

SIXXX! WHAT A SHOT!

Ali tosses it on off stump. Ashwin slog-sweeps it with power over the midwicket boundary for a six! SHOT!

February15202115:17 (IST)

One run

Ali tosses it up, wide of off. Siraj defends it to the left of short cover. One run.

February15202115:14 (IST)

FOUR! R ASHWIN IS ON FIRE!

Leach pitches a delivery, spinning away from off stump, and it was on length. Ashwin makes room to cut it to the right of backward point for a four!

February15202115:01 (IST)

FOUR!

Not a good delivery by Ali and Ashwin punishes him with much aplomb. He sweeps it over square leg. Broad tries his best, but couldn’t prevent the four!

February15202115:01 (IST)

FOUR!

Not a good delivery by Ali and Ashwin punishes him with much aplomb. He sweeps it over square leg. Broad tries his best, but couldn’t prevent the four!

February15202114:58 (IST)

FOUR!

Leach tosses a short delivery, towards middle stump. Ashwin pulls it with ease, to the left of midwicket for a four.

February15202114:57 (IST)

OUT! Ishant Sharma c Olly Stone b Jack Leach 7 (24)

Leach tosses it up slowly, outside off. Sharma thick edges it in the air, and Stone from short fine runs forward to dive and catch it.

In walks, Mohammed Siraj.

February15202114:47 (IST)

FOUR!

A poor delivery by Ali. Ishant smacks it woth the turn over wide mid-on for a four!

February15202114:45 (IST)

FOUR!

A fuller delivery by Broad, outside off. Ashwin makes room and straight drives it to the right of mid-off for a four!

February15202114:40 (IST)

Two runs

Back of a length by Ali, on off stump. Ashwin guides it to the left of mid-off on the back foot for two runs.

February15202114:39 (IST)

The action resumes!

Ravichandran Ashwin and Ishant Sharma walk in to resume batting for India. Moeen Ali to bowl for England.

February15202114:19 (IST)

No run, IND: 221/8 | Lead by 416 runs

A full delivery by Broad, outside off. Sharma sends it to the covers. No run.

That was the last ball before tea, and India are in a commanding position. They lead by 416 runs.

February15202114:07 (IST)

FOUR!

Broad delivers a length ball on middle. Ashwin uses the full face of his bat to smack it straight of mid-on for a four!

February15202114:03 (IST)

Two runs

A short delivery by Broad, into the hips of Ashwin. He guides it to long leg for two runs.

February15202113:58 (IST)

4 leg byes

Ashwin tries to send this delivery by Broad over the wicketkeeper, but misses it. Foakes also misses it, and it goes for 4 leg byes.

February15202113:51 (IST)

OUT! Kuldeep Yadav lbw b Moeen Ali 3 (9)

A full delivery by Ali, and it hits Kuldeep’s front pad. No edge, and it was going into the leg stump. Kuldeep reviews, but it doesn’t go in his favour.

In comes, Ishant Sharma.

February15202113:43 (IST)

FOUR!

Broad delivers a length ball, outside off. Ashwin outside edges it between the wicketkeeper and short third man for a four!

February15202113:37 (IST)

OUT!! Virat Kohli lbw b Moeen Ali 62 (149)

Ali pitched a length ball, which turned against the angle. Kohli is trapped and gets hit on the knee roll of the front pad. The umpire gives it lbw, but Kohli reviews it. Review goes in England’s favour.

In walks, Kuldeep Yadav.

February15202113:26 (IST)

One run, IND: 200/6, Lead by 395 runs

Ali pitches it on length, spinning towards off stump. Ashwin works it through leg side for a single. 200 up for India.

February15202113:21 (IST)

One run

A length delivery by Broad, in at off stump. Ashwin inside edges it past leg stump for a single.

February15202113:11 (IST)

One run

Back of a length by Ali, from outside off. Kohli makes its way through backward square leg for a single.

February15202113:05 (IST)

One run

A short delivery by Stone. Ashwin opens his bat to send it wide of long-on for a single.

February15202112:59 (IST)

FOUR! Ravichandran Ashwin reaches his half-century!

A short delivery by Stone, outside off. Ashwin makes room and finds the cover point boundary for a four! HALF-CENTURY FOR ASHWIN!

February15202112:54 (IST)

FOUR!

A short and wider delivery by Leach. Ashwin, in fine form, smacks it to the right of backward point for a four!

February15202112:50 (IST)

No run

A short delivery by Stone, in the corridor. Kohli defends it to point.

February15202112:50 (IST)

Two runs

Back of a length by Stone, to off stump. Kohli guides it to the left of long leg for two runs.

February15202112:42 (IST)

One run

Ali tosses it from outside off. Kohli works it to the gap in the right of short leg for a single.

February15202112:42 (IST)

One run, Virat Kohli reaches his half-century!

Back of a length by Ali, wide of off. Kohli guides it away through square leg for a single. He reaches his half-century! EXCELLENT INNINGS!

February15202112:36 (IST)

No run, IND: 171/6 | Lead by 466 runs

Leach tosses it full, on middle and leg. Ashwin defends it to covers.

February15202112:31 (IST)

FOUR!

Ali tosses it up, outside off. Kohli puts his front leg to the leg side of the delivery, and sweeps it over backward square leg for a four!

February15202112:25 (IST)

FOUR! SHOT!

Ali tosses it up, outside off stump. Kohli drives it wide of mid-off. WHAT A SHOT! FOUR!

February15202112:17 (IST)

One run

Ali tosses it, from outside off. Ashwin goes back and guides it to the left of backward square leg for a single.

February15202112:16 (IST)

The actions resumes!

Virat Kohli and Ravichandran Ashwin to resume batting for India. Moeen Ali will bowl for England.

February15202111:37 (IST)

Two runs, IND: 156/6 | Lead by 351 runs

Lawrence once again overpitches his delivery, outside off. Kohli uses his wrists to drive it through extra cover for two runs.

After 48 overs, India are 156 for six, and lead by 351 runs.

February15202111:36 (IST)

Three runs

An overpitched delivery by Lawrence, outside off. Ashwin drives it behind point. Three runs. The umpire has also warned Kohli for running on the pitch.

February15202111:32 (IST)

One run

Lawrence tosses a full toss, outside off. Ashwin guides it to the left of mid-off for a single.

February15202111:27 (IST)

One run

Root tosses it up, in middle. Kohli hits it to long-on. One run.

February15202111:27 (IST)

FOUR!

Not a good delivery by Root. Kohli smacks it fine of backward square leg for a four!

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