The Indian cricket team has seized complete control of the second Test against England as the hosts have taken a 249 runs lead at stumps on Day 2.

At the close of play, Rohit Sharma and Cheteshwar Pujara were batting on 25 and 7 respectively, as India reached 54 for one in their second innings.

Virat Kohli’s men had bundled out England for a paltry 134, thereby taking a 195-run lead at the MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai on Sunday.

For the hosts, Ravichandran Ashwin was the wrecker-in-chief as he bagged his 29th five-wicket haul in Test cricket.

Earlier in the day, Rishabh Pant’s swashbuckling unbeaten fifty (58) guided India to 329 in their first essay. Team India only managed to add 29 runs to their overnight score of 300 for six on Day 2 as England off-spinner Moeen Ali 4/128 and pacer Olly Stone 3/47 restricted the Indian batting line-up. 

Meanwhile, Twitterati hailed Ashwin and Pant as India dominated day 2 at Chepauk.

Furthermore, Pant's commentary behind the stumps also kept the fans entertained on Day 2 of Chennai Test.

England had defeated the hosts by 227 runs in the first Test at the same venue to take a 1-0 lead in the four-match series.

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