The Indian cricket team won the second Test match played in Chennai by 317 runs. With this record-breaking victory over England, the series has now become 1-1. The most important role in helping the Indian team win was the off-spinner R Ashwin and the left-arm spinner Axar Patel, playing his first match. Together, these two bowlers took a total of 15 wickets in the Test match.
Ashwin exploited to take five wickets in the first innings, while Akshar dismissed five England batsmen in the second innings. Let us tell you that Akshar Patel and Ashwin together made England’s strength its weakness and this became the reason for Team India’s victory.
In the first Test match, the English batsmen, especially Joe Root and Ben Stokes, had troubled the Indian spinners by batting well. The English batsmen had taken out an arrow named Sweep from their quiver which did a lot of damage to India. But in the second Test match, Team India beat England by finding the cut of the same weapon of England.
In the first Test match played in Chennai, England batsmen scored 155 runs at an average of 38.75 with a sweep shot. Four batsmen of England were dismissed playing sweep shots but they spoiled the line-length of the Indian spinners. But in the second match, Team India’s spinners, especially Akshar Patel, did not let the England batsmen play sweep shots.
Whenever England batsmen tried to play sweep shots, they did not appear completely in control and 6 of their batsmen were out playing this shot. In the second match, the English batsman could score only 49 runs through sweep shot and this became the major reason for his defeat. Although the pitch used in the second Test was also the reason for this, but in this match, the spinners of Team India bowled at a slightly faster pace, due to which the rhythm of the English batsmen deteriorated.