Ashwin added 4 extra to his first-day spoils of three scalps to cross the 400-wicket mark within the longest format.
There was no finish to England’s batting woes towards the spin duo of Axar Patel and Ravichandran Ashwin as the aspect folded for 81 in its second innings to set India a goal of 49 on the second day of the low-scoring day-night third Test right here on Thursday.
Patel picked 5 wickets within the second essay, including to his excellent haul of six within the first innings as England collapsed.
Ashwin, then again, added 4 extra to his first-day spoils of three scalps to cross the 400-wicket mark within the longest format.
He grew to become the fourth Indian after Anil Kumble (619), Kapil Dev (434) and Harbhajan (*81*) (417) to attain the feat.
England’s scorecard bore a dismal look with all-rounder Ben Stokes 25 and Ollie Pope’s 12 being one of the best contributions.
Earlier, India’s first innings had folded for 145 with opener Rohit Sharma top-scoring with a 66-run knock. England captain Joe Root returned career-best figures of 5/8 for his workforce.
Brief Scores: India 1st Innings: 145 all out England: 112 and 81 in 30.4 overs (Ben Stokes 25, Axar Patel 5/32, Ravichandra Ashwin 4/48).