Ind vs Eng 2nd Test – 5 Key Moments: The ongoing second Test of four-match Test series between India and England is underway at the Chepauak Stadium, Chennai. The hosts are ahead of England after they wrapped up the visitors for just 134 runs, getting a 195 runs lead in their first innings. The match has so far witnessed many twists and turns, which is vital for India’s prospect of ICC Test Championship final race. From Rishabh Pant’s stunning catch to controversial DRS decisions by on-field and third umpires, here are five key moments to watch out for:
Rishabh Pant on Sunday took a magnificent catch with full-stretch dive towards his right.
India formidable batsman lost his wicket after a weird pitch behaviour. The bat stuck on the crease line and Pujara lost the bat, getting out in the most disastrous fashion.
Rishabh Pant vs Jack Leach
After getting hammered for massive sixes in the first Test, Leach came back strong. The England spinner bowled a fuller length delivery, asking to be hit in the fence. A greedy Pant could not resist himself, missed the line of the ball and Ben Foakes did the rest behind the stumps.
R Ashwin vs Ben Stokes
Ben Stokes got out for the record ninth time to R Ashwin in Tests. After surviving a DRS by the Indian spinner, Stokes was outfoxed by a full-length delivery by Ashwin. Only Alastair Cook has got out nine times to Ashwin in Test.
DRS blunders by umpires
The two most talked-about moments of the game would be the DRS decisions against Ajinkya Rahane and Rohit Sharma. In the first instance, third umpire Anil Chaudhary missed a flick by Rahane when the ball went past the bat. England retained their review (after losing it).
In another case, Rohit Sharma was ruled not out as on-field umpire felt the batsman offered a shot. The replay showed a completely different story.