Defeat in the first Test proved to be a wakeup call for Team India as the hosts seem to be in a hurry to wrap the 2nd Test in Chennai. Resuming day 2 at 300/6, the onus to score quick runs was on Rishabh Pant. Though the southpaw looked determined to do exactly that, he sadly, ran out of partners at the other end. His unbeaten 58 helped India finish at 329. The hosts manhandled England with the ball as Ashwin's 29th 5-wicket-haul in Tests meant that the 3 Lions were bowled out for just 134 in the 1st innings. only once before have they recorded a lower 1st innings Test score in Asia. In the 2nd innings, Shubman Gill fell for 14 but Rohit Sharma and Cheteshwar Pujara made sure there were no more hiccups as India ended day 2 in command at 54/1, leading England by 249 runs.