IND vs ENG: Ashwin dismisses Ben Stokes 12th time in Test cricket | WATCH

IND vs ENG: The 'Men in Blue' have dominated the opening Test of the five-match Test series in Hyderabad.

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IND vs ENG: India's veteran spinner Ravichandran Ashwin dismissed England's skipper Ben Stokes in the second innings of the opening Test at Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium in Hyderabad. On Day 3, Ashwin got the better of Stokes with a special delivery that pitched on the middle stump and spun away from the batter to disturb the stumps.

Ashwin's record against some of the greatest Test batters

Notably, this was the 12th time that Ashwin scalped the wicket of Stokes in Test cricket. The 37-year-old bowler is known to bowl against the left-handers. Ashwin has conceded just 232 runs against Stokes in his career. The star spinner has dominated the English all-rounder in the 25 innings.

In the most dismissed batters by Ashwin's list, the top three are three left-handers in Test cricket. Apart from the English skipper, Ashwin has dismissed Australia's great David Warner 11 times and former English captain Alastair Cook 9 times in Test cricket. Steve Smith is on the fourth number, he was dismissed by Ashiwn 8 times. The charismatic spinner is also standing close to the mark of 500 Test wickets. Right now, Ashwin has scalped 495 Test wickets.

India continues to Dominate 1st Test

The 'Men in Blue' have dominated the opening Test of the five-match Test series in Hyderabad. India bundled out England on 246 runs in the first innings on the back of the brilliant performance of their spinners. Indian batters responded brilliantly, courtesy of KL Rahul, Yashasvi Jaiswal, and Ravindra Jadeja, who all got out in their 80s in order to score runs at a higher strike rate. Joe Root was the star performer with the ball. The part-time off-spinner scalped 4 wickets. Currently, England are batting in their second innings and are at 240/5 at the time of writing. Stokes-men has taken a 50-run lead, so far.

Briilant ton by Ollie Pope 

England batters have to do a lot more to put in a challenging total against India to defend in the second innings. Currently, Ben Foakes is at the crease and they are the last recognized batting pair for England. The 26-year-old, Ollie Pope has smashed a brilliant hundred to put England in a commanding position. 

India spinners are operating in tandem with Jasprit Bumrah at the moment. Jasprit Bumrah has been superb through Day 3 of the Test match. He dismissed Ben Duckett and Joe Root, two of the visitor's most important batters on Day 3 of the first Test.

Brief Scorecard

England 1st innings: 246/10 in 64.3 Overs (Ben Stokes 70, Jonny Bairstow 37; Ravichandran Ashwin 3/68) 

India 1st innings: 421/7 in 110 Overs (Ravindra Jadeja 87, KL Rahul 86; Joe Root 4/79) 

England: 2nd innings: 240/5 (Ollie Pope 100*, Ben Duckett 47;Jasprit Bumrah 2/23)