India v England: India win 2nd Test by 246 runs to take 1-0 series lead

Indian spinners Ravichandran Ashwin and Jayant Yadav picked up three wickets apiece in the second innings. In photo: Indian players celebrate the dismissal of England's Ben Stokes. Photograph:( Reuters )

WION New Delhi, Delhi, India Nov 21, 2016, 07.22 AM (IST)

Indian spinners Ravichandran Ashwin and Jayant Yadav picked up three wickets apiece in the second innings as India 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.

World number one Test bowler Ravichandran Ashwin provided the first breakthrough of the day by having Ben Duckett caught behind for nought, ending the batsman's brief, 16-ball stay at the crease.

Moeen Ali did not last long either after the batsman looped up a simple catch to fine leg off leg-spinner Ravindra Jadeja.

Debutant off-spinner Jayant Yadav got the important wicket of Ben Stokes, who top-scored with 70 in England's first innings, for six.

Root, who was dropped on one by captain Virat Kohli at leg slip off Ashwin, provided some resistance until fast bowler Mohammed Shami had him lbw.

Root, who scored a gritty 25, reviewed the decision but TV replays suggested the ball would have got the leg stump, upholding the onfield call. 

The hosts had reclaimed the advantage on the fourth day after Jadeja trapped England skipper Alastair Cook lbw for 54 on what turned out to be the last ball of the day.

Openers Cook and Haseeb Hameed (25) had given England hope of saving the Test with their 75-run opening stand before the Indian spinners struck.

(WION with inputs from agencies)