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India vs England 2021- Captain Virat Kohli Matches MS Dhoni's Impeccable Home Record With Chepauk Win

By: Cricketnext Staff

Last Updated: February 16, 2021, 13:54 IST

Virat.

Virat.

With this win over England at Chepauk, Virat Kohli has now led India to 21 Test wins and matched India's record under Dhoni at home.

Skipper Virat Kohli is the most successful Test captain for India. He has won India 33 Test matches in 56 games he led. But when it comes to India’s record at home under MS Dhoni, he was still a bit behind the man with the Midas touch. Well, no longer!

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With this win over England at Chepauk, Virat Kohli has now led India to 21 Test wins and matched India’s record under Dhoni at home. India beat England by 317 runs.

Dhoni with a success rate of 70 per cent also has also 21 wins under his belt while losing three and six games ending in a draw. but, Kohli’s success rate is higher at 77.8 per cent with only two defeats and five draws from 28 matches.

Other’s in the list behind Kohli and MS Dhoni are, Mohammad Azharuddin (13 wins), Sourav Ganguly (10), and Sunil Gavaskar (7).

India thrashed England by 317 runs in the second test to level the four-match series 1-1 at Chennai’s M A Chidambaram Stadium on Tuesday.

Chasing a record victory target of 482, England were all out for 164 in their second innings with No. 9 batsman Moeen Ali their top scorer with a breezy 43.

India’s left-arm spinner Axar Patel (5-60) claimed a five-for in his debut test.

Spin colleague Ravichandran Ashwin returned 3-53 to finish with a match haul of eight wickets to go with his scintillating century in India’s second innings.

Moeen smashed five sixes, included three in a row off Patel, in his 27-ball blitz before he was the last man dismissed on the penultimate day.

Skipper Joe Root made 33 before falling to Patel in what effectively marked the end of England’s resistance on a turning track.

England had been on the back foot after being skittled out for 134 in their first innings.

The third test, a day-night contest, is set for Ahmedabad from Feb. 24

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