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

India were bowled out for 204 at the end of the first session, with Virat Kohli top-scoring with an 81-run knock, to set a 405-run target for England in the 2nd Test

IANS November 20, 2016 12:29:06 IST
India vs England, 2nd Test: Hosts set formidable 405-run target at lunch

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.

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

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).

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