Indian players celebrate after beating England in the second Test match at Visakhapatnam (Photo Courtesy: AFP)
India 1st Innings: 455 (V Kohli: 167, C Pujara: 119, J Anderson: 3/62) England 1st Innings: 255 (B Stokes: 70 , R Ashwin: 5/67) India 2nd Innings: 204 (V Kohli: 81, S Broad: 4/33) England 2nd Innings: 158 (A Cook: 54, J Yadav: 3/30, R Ashwin: 3/52)
New Delhi: Virat Kohli and his men have drawn first blood after beating England comprehensively by 246 runs in the second Test match at Visakhapatnam.
Resuming at their overnight score of 87 for 2, the visitors knew they had a near impossible target to chase and the only thing on their mind was to bat out the entire fifth day.
The first chance of the day fell to the Indian skipper Virat Kohli as Joe Root knicked one to the leg slip off Ravichandran Ashwin, but the Indian skipper failed to hold on.
Joe Root along with Moeen Ali dug deep to keep the Indian spinners at bay. Ravindra Jadeja though got one to spin sharply and Moeen Ali edged it to Kohli, who was waiting at backward short-leg.
Debutant Jayant Yadav then got into the act and bowled a beauty to get rid of the dangerous Ben Stokes. The ball turned sharply to catsle the left-hander's off stump.
The Indian pacemen were not to be left behind and Mohammad Shami picked up the big wicket of Joe Root. Shami got the ball to reverse swing and caught Root plumb in front of the wicket. The Englishman went in for the review but was given out.
Shami got another one as he removed Adil Rashid with a short delivery, as England were now looking down the barrel.
Ashwin then picked up his third wicket of the innings and eighth of the match as cleaned up the young Zafar Ansari.
It was a matter of time after that and Jayant Yadav made the most of the situation to pick up 2 wickets in quick succession to take India to their second biggest win over England in terms of runs.
Yadav sent back Stuart Broad and James Anderson in consecutive deliveries to finish with 4 wickets in his first Test match. England were bowled out for 158 in the second innings.
Centurions Virat Kohli (167) and Cheteshwar Pujara (119) has set the stage for India's mammoth 455 in the first innings.
Virat Kohli was adjudged Man of the Match for scoring 167 in the first innings and a classy 81 in the second innings in what was his 50th Test match.