England facing heavy defeat against India after succumbing to Ashwin

When England were in Chennai back in 2016 an almighty cyclone struck the city just days before the final Test of what was a sorry series. Four years on the tourists find themselves needing something similar to blow in from the Bay of Bengal if they are to depart the city with their 1-0 lead intact.

By stumps on the second day of the second Test they trudged back into the dressing room to begin chewing over the three sessions that had gone before and 10 of the 15 wickets to fall. India had progressed to 54 for one, with a lead of 249 giving the hosts a vice-like grip on proceedings, after Ravichandran Ashwin had rolled England for 134 all out with his 29th five-wicket haul.

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