Digital Desk, Chennai. India England (India vs England) The first Test match is being played at the MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai. England went on to win the second day’s play 303/3. Captain Joe Root (142) and Bonnie Stokes (26) were unbeaten.
England have not won a fish for 35 years
For the last 35 years, the England team has not won against India at the Chepauk i.e. 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. Now 4 years later, both teams are facing each other on this ground.
Weather and pitch conditions
According to the Meteorological Department, there is no chance of rain for 5 days in Chennai. The maximum temperature during the match is 31 degrees. The minimum temperature is at 22 degrees. If we talk about the pitch, a total of 32 Test matches have been played here. The team that batted first won 10 matches. At the same time, the batting team also won 10 matches. The average score at the ground was 338 first inning, 356 second inning, 240 third inning, 157 fourth inning.
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.
Day 1: India vs England 1st Test scorecard