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Day 5

Day 4

1192dGeorge Dobell in Visakhapatnam

Hameed the high point in England progress

They have a mountain to climb on the final day but England's chances of survival were aided by another unflappable display from Haseeb Hameed

1192dGeorge Dobell in Visakhapatnam

England 'believe' in great escape - Broad

Stuart Broad has not given up hope of playing in the third Test in Mohali despite suffering an injury to the tendons in his right foot in Visakhapatnam

1192dAakash Chopra

Broad's fingers cut the mustard

Aakash Chopra on Stuart Broad's cutters, a changed line of attack to Virat Kohli and India's seamers trying to bounce Haseeb Hameed

1192dAlagappan Muthu in Visakhapatnam

A batting automaton

The tiring Vizag pitch threw up wild variations in bounce and confounded other batsmen, but not the Indian captain

Day 3

1193dESPNcricinfo staff

Ashwin five-for puts India in command of Test

R Ashwin completed his 22nd five-for in Test cricket to give India the edge by dismantling a strong England unit for just 255 runs - 200 runs in the deficit - in the second Test being played in Visakhapatnam on Saturday.

1193dS Rajesh

Sixth-wicket bounty for England

The sixth-wicket pairs have been on a roll in 2016, with England's Ben Stokes and Jonny Bairstow leading the way

Day 2

1193dAlagappan Muthu in Visakhapatnam

Another day, another Ashwin five-for

He's done it against everyone else, and on Saturday, R Ashwin gave England their first sustained taste of his new, improved avatar with his 22nd five-wicket haul in Test cricket

1194dAlagappan Muthu in Visakhapatnam

Closed for close catchers

India didn't have too many close-in fielders, despite putting up a massive total. But what if that was the plan?

1194dGeorge Dobell in Visakhapatnam

Broad to have scan on right foot

Stuart Broad is to have a scan on his right foot after feeling more pain during the second day's play in Visakhapatnam

1194dESPNcricinfo staff

Ashwin tests England with strong all-round display

An impressive all-round display from R Ashwin handed India the advantage on the second day after they posted a sizable 455 and then reduced England to 103 for 5 at stumps in the second Test in Visakhapatnam on Friday.

Day 1

1194dAakash Chopra

Shami finds the chink in Cook's armour

Virat Kohli's footwork, Wriddhiman Saha's misjudgement and a peach of a ball to Alastair Cook feature in Aakash Chopra's technical breakdown

1195dGeorge Dobell in Visakhapatnam

Missed chance a harbinger of doom

England managed early wickets and James Anderson made an impressive return - but the left-off for Virat Kohli may have condemned their chances

1195dAlagappan Muthu in Visakhapatnam

Pujara, Kohli swap roles to dominate England

In a commanding stand of 226 runs, Virat Kohli appeared careful and solid like Cheteshwar Pujara, who was free-flowing and entertaining like Kohli

1195dESPNcricinfo staff

Virat Kohli punishes England with 14th Test ton

Virat Kohli bailed India out of trouble in the first Test against England with an unbeaten 49 to guide his side to a narrow draw. He continued his good run by thumping an unbeaten 241-ball 151, which saw the hosts post a sizable 317 for 4 on the first day

1194dGeorge Dobell in Visakhapatnam

Duckett struggle sharpens England's pain

England were facing an uphill task after losing five first-innings wickets and may face a decision on whether to persist with Ben Duckett


1196dAlagappan Muthu in Visakhapatnam

Momentum, 'schmomentum in Visakhapatnam

England were the better team in the drawn Rajkot Test, but the series is still 0-0 and India are still playing at home, on a Visakhapatnam pitch that looks likely to favour their strengths

1196dAlagappan Muthu in Visakhapatnam

Saving the first Test was a big challenge - Kohli

Put in a precarious situation on the final day of the first Test, Virat Kohli succeeded in balancing his natural game with batting for survival and called it a "revelation"

1196dThe Preview by Alan Gardner

Home strength set to be tested again

India and England head to Visakhapatnam with the series level and a focus on what sort of pitch will be served up for the ground's debut Test

Not a great start


Runs for which England lost their 1st 5 wickets. This is their sixth lowest ever against India in India. Previously they lost 5 for 69 runs in Ahmedabad in 2012

Bowled again


Number of times Pujara has been bowled in Tests, out of the 59 times he has been dismissed by bowlers - a percentage of 27.11

Not hot in second innings


Murali Vijay's Test average in the second innings; in the first he averages 48.38

Slow and steady


Balls for Cook's 50, his slowest half-century in Tests; his previous slowest was off 164 balls, v Australia at Trent Bridge, 2013, and in Colombo in 2012

Ashwin's bunny


Duckett's average v Ashwin in the series: in 40 balls he has scored 15 runs off him and been dismissed three times

Big win


The margin of India's win, their second largest (by runs) in Tests against England - they won by 279 runs at Headingley in 1986