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England struggle at 103/5, 352 runs behind India


India's captain Virat Kohli (2R) celebrates the wicket of England's Moeen Ali with teammatesduring the second day of the second Test cricket match between India and England at the Dr. Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy ACA-VDCA Cricket Stadium in Vishakhapatnam on November 18, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / Prakash SINGH / ----IMAGE RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - STRICTLY NO COMMERCIAL USE----- / GETTYOUT

Visakhapatnam: England were in deep trouble after being reduced to 103 for five in their reply to India’s 455 all out in the first innings at the end of second day’s play of the second cricket Test here on Friday.

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Resuming the day at 317/4, India were bowled out for 455 an hour into the second session of play at the ACA-VDCA Cricket Stadium.

In reply, England lost five wickets for just 103 runs and are 352 runs short of India’s first innings score.

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Joe Root (53) offered some resistance but Indian bowling attack, spearheaded by off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin (2-20), had the visitors on the mat.