New Delhi: Ace off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin on Sunday, grabbed his fifth Test ton to help India strengthen their position in the ongoing second match against England here at the MA Chidambaram Stadium.
Ashwin, who scored 106, grabbed a piece of history as he became the second Tamil Nadu batsman to score a century in Chennai after former India opener Krishnamachari Srikkanth.
Resuming the day from 54-1 on Day 3 with Rohit Sharma and Cheteshwar Pujara at the crease.
The visitors took early wicket as Pujara's bat got stuck just outside the crease and he failed to return back. Moment of luck for England early in the morning England have sent both the overnight Indian batters back to the pavilion.
Rishabh Pant, the left-handed batsman scored 8 runs off the 11 balls he faced.
Meanwhile, Rahane jumps forward to press the ball down but Ali induces an inside-edge.
Debutant Axar Patel then shared a 21-run stand with skipper Kohli before he was out lbw against Moeen Ali.
For England, Moeen Ali and Jack leach were the bowlers who picks 4 wickets each, made full use of the spin friendly conditions.
Brief scores: India 329 and 286 on Day Three (Virat Kohli 62, Ravichandran Ashwin 106; Jack Leach 4/100, Moeen Ali 4/98) England 53/3 at Stumps