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India vs England: Ben Stokes displays athleticism as crowd cheers on- WATCH


India vs England Live: Even after securing a massive 227-run victory in the opening India vs England Test match and taking a 1-0 lead in the four-match Test series, the visiting England team have been found wanting so far in the ongoing second Test match. After losing a crucial toss this time on the ghastly Chennai surface, the England bowlers went on to concede a big total of 329 runs in the first innings as the Indian opener Rohit Sharma played a remarkable innings of 161 runs while Ajinkya Rahane and Rishabh Pant also scored vital fifties each. In their reply with the bat, England team folded for a paltry total of 134 runs handing a massive 195 runs first innings lead to India.

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IND vs ENG: Ben Stokes showcases his athleticism

England may be behind the eight-ball in this second Test match but all-rounder Ben Stokes, who rarely fails to make an impact as a great entertainer of the game, was seen performing an incredible handstand on Monday at the MA Chidambaram Stadium and the crowd also loved the surprising moves. The incident took place just after the lunch break when the players were walking out on the field. Stokes after a brilliant innings of 82 runs in the first innings of the first Test is yet to make any substantial contribution in this Test match as he was dismissed for just 18 in the first innings, however, he did receive a huge applause from the Chennai crowd for his fantastic athleticism.

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IND vs ENG: India on the cusp of securing a massive victory

India have taken a mammoth lead of 425 runs with captain Virat Kohli playing an impressive knock of 62 runs in pretty tough conditions for the batters. However, after picking a sensational five-wicket haul with the ball in the first innings, Ravichandran Ashwin is having a great Test match in front of his home crowd as he is currently batting really well at the score of 76 and with two wickets still in hand, India will be eyeing to add as many runs to put the England team completely on the backfoot. It will surely be really tough for the England batsmen to chase down a big score in the fourth innings on a square turning Chennai surface.

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