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India vs England, 2nd Test: Congratulations pour in on Twitter as hosts take series lead


India beat England by a thumping 246 runs in the second Test at Visakhapatnam to take a 1-0 lead in the five-match series.

England collapsed for 158 soon after lunch on the last day, with five wickets falling in the first session itself.

India have taken a 1-0 lead in the Test series against England. AFP

India have taken a 1-0 lead in the Test series against England. AFP

The victory was India's second biggest against England in terms of runs, after their 279-run win at Leeds 30 years ago.

Ashwin, the leading Test wicket-taker this year, once again turned on the heat with eight wickets in the match. He, along with debutant Jayant Yadav took three wickets each in England's second innings, while fast bowler Mohammed Shami chipped in with two.

The hosts had reclaimed the advantage on the fourth day after Ravindra Jadeja trapped England skipper Alastair Cook LBW for 54 on what turned out to be the last ball of the day.

After conceding a 200-run deficit in the first innings, England will take heart from their spirited bowling in India's second innings. Fast bowler Stuart Broad and leg-spinner Adil Rashid claimed four wickets each to dismiss the hosts for 204.

For India, captain Virat Kohli scored a sparkling 167 in the first innings followed by a gritty 81 in the second – a performance which earned him the Man of the Match as well.

The action now shifts to Mohali for the third Test starting on 26 November.

Here's how Twitter reacted to India's emphatic win:

Here's the winning moment

Lots of congratulations were in the order for Team India

Cricket journalists analysed both India's win and England's collapse

The England team took to Twitter to share their thoughts as well

Meanwhile, this was the Day 5 pitch

And here's an interesting James Anderson stat to sum up England's Test

Which got a hilarious response from Adam Gilchrist

In conclusion, here's Ashwin giving fans something to smile about, right after the match

First Published On : Nov 21, 2016 14:30 IST

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