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Siraj took everyone by surprise with his shot at MA Chidambaram Stadium!

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Quite often than not, bowlers have pulled off high runs in cricket. In local or national cricket when this happens, it usually goes unnoticed. But, when the same happens in some much expected International test match, the talks about it are very high.

Second test between England and India is happening in Chennai and the third day saw some exciting moments. As England won the first test, the ongoing one is highly anticipated to be won by India. It is safe to say that this match brought about some quality game from Indian players. As a result, fans are all happy and the stakes are currently high for England.

Siraj with Ashwin – The bowlers’ show no one expected

Third day of the second test match between India and England was indeed one of its kind. India set a target of 482 runs for England and the visiting team lost 3 wickets on the third day.

Siraj claimed his first wicket of the test match in his first ball and continued to show his proficiency with the bat as well. When Ashwin was in late 80s, Siraj entered and put forth a 49 run partnership with Ashwin for the last wicket. 
The second test could undoubtedly be named after “Ravichandran Ashwin” as the game he exhibited on-field was stupendous. He first dismissed five English players in the first innings and the second innings saw his terrific batting performance.

He scored 106 runs off 148 balls with 14 boundaries. Siraj too had his moments of glory for the way he celebrated Ashwin’s century and the six he hit immediately after Ashwin scored his ton. The whole Indian dressing room jumped in joy.

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