India vs England, 2nd Test: Hosts set formidable 405-run target at lunch

IANS, Nov, 20 2016

Visakhapatnam: India were bowled out for 204 against England in the second innings minutes before lunch, swelling their lead to 404 runs, on the penultimate day of the second Test match at the ACA-VDCA Cricket Stadium in Visakhapatnam on Sunday.

Resuming the day at 98/3, Ajinkya Rahane (26) and skipper Virat Kohli (81) started the proceeding on a good note as they forged a crucial 77-run partnership for the fourth wicket before Rahane was sent back to the pavilion by pacer Stuart Broad in 39th over.

Virat Kohli top-scored for India with a knock of 81. AP

Virat Kohli top-scored for India with a knock of 81. AP

After the fall of wicket, lower-order batsmen -- Ravichandran Ashwin (7), stumper Wriddhiman Saha (2) and Ravindra Jadeja (14) -- could not add much to the score and went back to the pavilion one after the other.

In the end, Jayant Yadav (27 not out) and Mohammed Shami (19) added 42 vital runs for the last wicket to stretch India's overall lead.

For England, Broad and Adil Rashid scalped four wickets each while James Anderson and Moeen Ali took one wicket each.

Earlier on Saturday, India reached 98 for three in their second innings to take a 298-run lead at the end of the third day's play.

Kohli led from the front with an unbeaten 56, forging a 58-run fourth wicket stand with Ajinkya Rahane (22 not out).

Published Date: Nov 20, 2016 | Updated Date: Nov 20, 2016



Rank Team Points Rating
1 India 4493 125
2 South Africa 3395 110
3 England 4097 105
4 Australia 3087 100
5 New Zealand 3114 97
Rank Team Points Rating
1 South Africa 5957 119
2 Australia 5505 117
3 India 4717 115
4 England 5645 113
5 New Zealand 5123 111
Rank Team Points Rating
1 New Zealand 1625 125
2 England 1962 123
3 Pakistan 2417 121
4 West Indies 2222 117
5 India 2183 115