Digital Desk, Chennai. Left-arm spinner Jack Leach 76/4, fast bowler James Anderson 17/3, England bowled out India for 227 on the fifth day of the first Test on Tuesday. A 1-0 lead in the four-match series. England gave India a big target of 420, in response to which Team India collapsed to 192 in 58.1 overs. In the second innings, skipper Virat Kohli scored 72 off 104 balls with nine fours while young opener Schubman Gill hit 50 off 83 balls with seven fours and a six. For England, Leach took four wickets, Anderson three, Jofra Archer, Dominic Bess and Ben Stokes one each.
Earlier in the toss and batting, England lost 10 wickets and scored 578 runs. In response, India lost 10 wickets in the first innings and scored 337 runs. The second England team scored 178 runs for the loss of 10 wickets and set a target of 420 runs ahead of India. India lost 1 wicket in the second innings and scored 39 runs. To win the match, India will need to score 381 before the end of the final day’s play.
35 years later England won the fish
For the last 35 years, the England team has won over India at the Chepauk, MA Chidambaram ground. India has been unbeaten here for 35 consecutive years. The English team last won in 1985. The last Test match played at this ground was between India and England in 2016. Since 1985, India have won three consecutive matches against England.
India 11: Shubman Gill, Rohit Sharma, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli (captain), Ajinkya Rahane (vice-captain), Rishabh Pant, Ravichandran Ashwin, Washington Sundar, Shahbaz Nadeem, Jaspreet Bumra, Ishant Sharma.
England 11: Dominic Sibley, Rory Burns, Daniel Lawrence, Joe Root (captain), Ben Stokes, Allie Pope, Jose Butler (wicketkeeper), Dom Bess, Jack Leach, Joffre Archer, James Anderson.