IND vs ENG: Mohammed Siraj responds to Ravichandran Ashwin’s hundred on Day 3 of the second test. Watch

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IND vs ENG: Mohammed Siraj was ecstatic after R Ashwin passed his 5th Test 100.© BCCI


Mohammed Siraj burst into joy after his batting partner Ravichandran Ashwin achieved his fifth Test 100 on Day 3 of the second Test between India and England in Chennai. A video posted by Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) showed both Siraj and Ashwin pumping their fists in the air celebrating Ashwin’s milestone – this was also Ashwin’s third time a 100 and a five-wicket. got hungry for the same match. “A moment to cherish forever! @ Ashwinravi99 gets his Test 100 in Chennai and Md. Siraj bursts out with joy. The dressing room gets up and applauds,” tweeted BCCI.

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Ashwin’s 100 was also welcomed by the Indian locker room as the cricketer achieved his first Test 100 at his home ground, MA Chidambaram Stadium.

The entire Indian contingent gave Ashwin a standing round of applause for this feat, even as India built a huge lead in the second innings and made big strides in their attempt to tie the four-game series.

Ashwin finished with 106 runs with 14 fours and a six in an innings that lasted 148 balls.

The 33-year-old was also involved in a 96-run tie with Indian captain Virat Kohli, who scored 62 on 149, to help India recover from 106 to 6.

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Ashwin showed tremendous control over his shots, playing the sweeps, cuts, pulls and loft drives with panache, helping India build a 481-run lead in the second innings.

India trail England 1-0 in the series. The visitors had won the first test, also in Chennai, with 227 runs.

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