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India will be tough to stop once they get on a roll: Michael Vaughan

February 17, 2021

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English cricket commentator Michael Vaughan mentioned that England does not have many positives to take from the second Test. He also stated that the visitors would have a hard time in the rest of the series against a charged-up Indian side. During an interview, Vaughan indicated that a team like India is hard to stop when they are fired up. 

Vaughan highlighted that India bounced back stronger and rallied against all odds in the Test series against Australia. Now, Virat Kohli and Co. will be looking to dominate England in the remaining two Test matches. India had England struggling at 53 for 3 in a massive chase of 482 as the visiting batsmen continued to strive against India spinners. It was exciting to watch R Ashwin and Virat Kohli prove the Chennai pitch doubters wrong. The duo put up a fair partnership of 96 after which the off-spinner went on to hit his fifth Test century. 

Playing in another venue might help England: Vaughan

Vaughan believes India has players who can better handle tracks like Chennai. He pointed out that the change in venue for the upcoming 3rd and 4th Test might help Joe Root and the team.

Ravichandran Ashwin guided India with his all-around brilliance as the team defeated England by 317 runs. India has now equaled the four-match series at 1-1. Ashwin picked up eight wickets and scored a fantastic century on a tricky pitch like Chennai. Rohit Sharma scored his seventh Test century, and Axar Patel picked up a maiden five-wicket haul on his debut. These three players were the key contributors to the home side as they dominated England throughout the game.

The Indian cricket team is now second in the ICC World Test Championship Points Table. Team India has 69.7% points in the ICC WTC, with two games remaining. England has slipped to the fourth position with 67% points.

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