India vs England: Young kid breaches security at Chepauk on Day 3; climbs railings and enters field

India vs England: Young kid breaches security at Chepauk on Day 3; climbs railings and enters field

Police got hold of the kid soon.

Indian fan
Indian fan. (Photo Source: Twitter/ayan_acharya13)

The second Test between India and England is currently in progress in Chennai. After the first Test was played behind closed doors, the BCCI and Tamil Nadu Cricket Association (TNCA) mutually decided to allow 50% spectators for the second of the four-match series. Strict guidelines were laid down for the crowd amid the COVID-19 threat and even the area near teams’ dressing rooms wasn’t opened for the fans as well to avoid any contact.

However, even then, there was a possible security breach at the MA Chidambaram Stadium on Monday. A young kid climbed the railings during the lunch break on Day 3 of the game and entered the field. Though he didn’t come in contact with any of the players from both the teams, the kid waved at the visiting team from the distance and went back.

A reporter from Sportstar tweeted about the incident and also mentioned that the police got hold of the kid for breaching the security. In case, a fan would’ve got close to England team, the series, or for that matter, the ongoing Test might have been in trouble as authorities are taking every possible care to avoid any contact of the public with the players.

India miles ahead in the second Test

Meanwhile, India have continued to dominate the proceedings in the second Test. They lost quick wickets on the third morning on a square turner but Virat Kohli and Ravi Ashwin held fort to stretch the lead beyond 350. The score already looks daunting and it is only a matter of time before the hosts get bowled out or declare their second innings.

Earlier in the game, after winning the toss, India rode on Rohit Sharma’s 161 and half-centuries from Ajinkya Rahane and Rishabh Pant to post 329 runs in the first innings. In response, England crumbled as soon as the ball started turning. Ravi Ashwin spun a web around their batsmen to pick up his 29th five-wicket haul and he will be looking to add more to his tally in the second innings.