Amazing! Truly Amazing! Ravichandran Ashwin slams Century! What an astonishing innings. A pure masterclass from the local boy at a turning track where the pure batsmen struggled to score big. Ashwin reached his century with a four, as he took 134 balls.
Ashwin hit his century off 134 balls with 14 fours and one six. His brilliant knock and his partnership of 96 runs with India captain Virat Kohli helped India build a big second-innings lead even as the hosts attempt to level the series after having lost the first Test. Ashwin came in to bat at the fall of the sixth wicket at the score of 106 and from there on batted aggressively from the word go. This was also the third instance of Ashwin getting a 100 and a five-wicket haul in the same match.
He used the sweep shot to great effect against the England spinners Moeen Ali, Jack Leach and Joe Root, and got his fifty off just 64 balls.
Earlier, Captain Virat Kohli and Ashwin afternoon scored brilliant half-centuries in tough batting conditions at the MA Chidambaram Stadium to put India in ascendency by extending their lead to 416 by the end of the second session.
After witnessing a brilliant knock from brilliant players, now let’s see how Twitter Reacts: