TOP SPIN AT THE TEST: England record their lowest total in 26 years

TOP SPIN ON THE TEST: England record their lowest total number of runs in a Test for 26 YEARS… as Virat Kohli goes joint-top for wins as India captain

  • England were convincingly beaten in the second Test against India by 317 runs
  • The visitors totalled just 298 runs in their two innings during this match 
  • Virat Kohli got his 21st win as India’s Test match captain to level with MS Dohni 

England were heavily defeated in the second Test with India claiming a 317-run victory on the fourth day.

Joe Root’s side recorded a total of just 298 runs in their two innings, their lowest score in nearly 26 years.The visitors lost all 10 wickets to spin as they were bowled out for 164 to leave the series finely poised at 1-1.  

And with the result now wrapped up, Sportsmail’s George Bond has looked at the main talking points from Chennai.

England were heavily defeated in the second Test with India claiming a 317-run victory

ENGLAND RECORD LOWEST TOTAL IN 26 YEARS 

England totalled just 298 runs in their two innings during this match.

This was only the 27th time they have failed to crack 300 when batting in both innings of a Test. 

It was also their lowest total for nearly 26 years, since Courtney Walsh and Ian Bishop led West Indies to victory at Edgbaston in 1995 by an innings and 64 runs, blowing through Mike Atherton’s side for 147 and 89. 

England totalled just 298 runs in their two innings – their lowest total for nearly 26 years

KOHLI JOINT-TOP FOR TEST WINS AS SKIPPER

Virat Kohli won his 21st Test match as captain in India, tying MS Dhoni for the most by any skipper — but in two fewer matches than his predecessor. 

India’s defeat in the first Test was just the second loss Kohli has suffered as captain on home soil. 

SPIN PROBLEM MAY DISAPPEAR AT AHMEDABAD

All 10 of England’s wickets in the second innings fell to spin but the script may flip at Ahmedabad next week. 

In the last day-night Test there, in November 2019, India’s seamers picked up all 20 Bangladesh wickets with the pink ball.

Virat Kohli recorded his 21st victory as India captain to go level with MS Dohni

PLAYERS TO HIT A CENTURY AND TAKE EIGHT WICKETS FOR LESS THAN 100 IN TEST 

J Sinclair (SA) 106 & 9-89 v England, Cape Town, 1899

G Sobers (WI) 174 & 8-80 v England, Headingley, 1966

M Mohammad (Pak) 121 & 8-97 v W Indies, Port-of-Spain, 1977

I Botham (Eng) 108 & 8-51 v Pakistan, Lord’s, 1978

R ASHWIN (Ind) 106 & 8-96 v England, Chennai, 2021




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