The second Test of the four-Test series between India and England is being played at MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai, home to R Ashwin. This Test match is very special for Ashwin. He took five wickets with the ball in England’s first innings, then batted with the bat in the second innings of India, scoring 106 memorable innings. With this innings, Ashwin has been left behind in special cases such as Mahendra Singh Dhoni, Harbhajan Singh and Kapil Dev. In his 8th Test for India, Ashwin became the first batsman to score three Test centuries.
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Ashwin, the eighth-ranked batsman, holds the record for the most Test centuries, before being jointly held by Dhoni, Kapil Dev and Harbhajan Singh Batting at number eight, Ashwin is now the only Indian cricketer to score three Test centuries. Dhoni, Bhajji and Kapil Dev have done it twice.
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Speaking of the match, India won the toss and batted first. Rohit Sharma scored 161 in the first innings. In reply, England were reduced to 134, with R Ashwin taking five wickets for India. After that, India scored 286 in the second innings and Ashwin was the top scorer with 106. England lost three wickets for 53 in the second innings, one of which was taken by R Ashwin.