Ravichandran Ashwin stars as England end first innings at 255
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Ashwin trapped Stokes leg before shortly after the lunch break to hand the hosts a vital breakthrough. Stokes 157-ball stay in the middle included 11 boundaries.
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Star off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin notched up a five-wicket haul as England were bowled out for 255 in their first innings on the third day of the second cricket Test against India here on Saturday.
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Ben Stokes top scored for the visitors with 70 while Jonny Bairstow and Joe Root also notched up half-centuries with identical scores of 53. Ashwin ripped through the England batting line up to return figures of 5/67. Mohammed Shami, Umesh Yadav, Ravindra Jadeja and Jayant Yadav bagged a wicket each.
Resuming at the overnight score of 103/5, Bairstow and Stoke survived the occassional scare to complete a 110-run partnership. Star off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin caused plenty of trouble for the English duo on a pitch which does not have too much grass.
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Brief scores: England (first innings): 191/6 (Ben Stokes 70, Jonny Bairstow 53, Joe Root 53; Ravichandran Ashwin 5-67) vs India 455.