(Photo) Wicket against the run of play as Ashwin chops on

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Aryan Surana

India's lower-middle-order added some crucial runs to the lead before R Ashwin chopped on off Kyle Jamieson in a bid to punch off the backfoot. With drives, pulls and cuts, Ashwin had been busy at the crease and would be dejected at the mode of dismissal. He and Shreyas Iyer stitched an alliance worth more than 50 runs, taking India's lead past 150. Wriddhiman Saha has been cleared to bat after sitting out yesterday due to a neck strain. He has got three Test centuries and the hosts would want him to play second fiddle to the well-set Iyer.