The second Test of the four-Test series between India and England is being played at M Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai. The third day of the Test was completely named after Team India. After the ball, Ravichandran Ashwin scored a spectacular century in his career while skipper Virat Kohli scored 62. Based on the partnership between the two, India set a tough target of 482 runs to win the chase and England lost their three wickets. Meanwhile, Akshar Patel, who took two wickets in the second innings, said the criticism of the spinners’ friendly pitches was wrong.
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Akshar, who played his first Test match, said that when we have to play on the green pitch abroad, we do not complain and it is necessary to change the mood. Akshar Patel said, ‘If you are talking about the pitch, I don’t think any ball will hit the helmet. The ball is turning in the usual way. We (both teams) are playing and running on the same pitch, so I don’t think anyone should have a problem. “Former England captain Michael Vaughan raised questions about the pitch after being dismissed for 134 in the first innings and said it was not a five-day Test match.
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The 27-year-old left-arm spinner from Gujarat has defied the English media and commentators for calling the Chepauk field pitch bad. After the third day’s play, he said, “When we go abroad, we never complain about the pitch being too high on the pitch. This is helpful for fast bowlers. I think people need to change their mindset instead of thinking about the wicket. You only get the ball when you put the ball on the pitch a little bit, in this Test Akshar has bowled well and has taken four wickets to his name.