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India beat England in second Test by 246 runs

VISAKHAPATNAM: India spinners Ravichandran Ashwin and Jayant Yadav picked up three wickets apiece in the second innings as the hosts beat England by 246 runs on Monday to take a 1-0 lead in the five-match series. Chasing 405 for a win, England were all out for 158 shortly after lunch on the fifth and final day in the first test match being played in the port city of Visakhapatnam. Earlier, England openers Monday morning failed to chase the big target as Indian bowlers landed quick blows, reducing them to 142/7 at lunch…

Stokes, Bairstow fifties launch England fightback

VISAKHAPATNAM: Ben Stokes and Jonny Bairstow hit half-centuries and combined in a sixth-wicket stand of 110 to launch England's fightback against India in the second test on Saturday. The pair kept the hosts at bay all morning on the third day before being separated 10 minutes before lunch as England reached 191 for six at the break, replying to India's first innings 455. Umesh Yadav finally accounted for Bairstow (53), the paceman's delivery hitting the batsman's pad before crashing onto the stumps. Left-hander Stokes…

Kohli, Pujara rebuild India after early England strikes

VISAKHAPATNAM: England seamers dealt early blows to Indian's batsmen before skipper Virat Kohli and Cheteshwar Pujara steadied the innings on the opening day of the second Test in Visakhapatnam on Thursday. India were 92 for two at lunch with Kohli (35) and Pujara (37) putting on an unbeaten 70-run stand for the third wicket. The hosts lost their openers in the first half hour of play after electing to bat first as they were reduced to 22 for two, with Stuart Broad and fit-again James Anderson picking up a wicket each.…