India are well and truly💪 in the driver's seat at stumps on day 2 of the 2nd Test against England after reducing👌 the visitors to 103/5 in their first innings.
Led by Virat Kohli, who stretched his overnight score to 167👍, and Ashwin (58), India put on 455 runs on the board in their first innings. Though Moeen Ali's 3-wicket burst did the damage💥, India were only happy to start bowling on a deteriorating wicket. England lost their captain Cook early on to a ripper🙌 from Shami that had his off-stump mutilated. Hameed was the victim of an unfortunate run out before India extracted the demons😈 in the pitch to realise England's worst fears. Duckett saw one spin past his terrible defensive prod😑, Root was sucked into an expansive shot by the wily Ashwin while Ali charged down the pitch to debutant Jayant Yadav, only to see the ball hold its line and hit him in front☝. Though Dharmasena declined to raise the finger, a smart piece of review📺 came to India's rescue.
Ben Stokes (12) and Johnny Bairstow (12) survived a testing phase😓 and will lead England's charge on this dustbowl on day 3⃣.