IND vs ENG 1st Test Highlights: England beats India by 227 runs, tops World Test Championship table
Jack Leach and James Anderson helped the visitors register a 227-run win over India in the first Test match at the MA Chidambaram Stadium.England defeated India by 227 runs on Day 5 of the first Test match at the MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai, to take a 1-0 lead in the four-match series. In reply to England's target of 420 runs, India could only muster a second innings score of 192 in 58.1 overs. Virat Kohli was the top performer for India with a knock of 72 runs off 104 balls, but his half-century went in vain as England bowlers put in a fine performance. Having lost Rohit Sharma before the close of play on Day 4, India made a poor start on the final day. Cheteshwar Pujara lost his wicket to a brilliant delivery from Jack Leach after scoring only 15 runs. Opener Shubman Gill built a small partnership with captain Kohli, but was dismissed after reaching his half-century. The rest of India's batsmen including the likes of Rishabh Pant and Washington Sundar were sent back to the hut cheaply, leaving Kohli to fight a lone battle. Leach hogged the limelight, taking four wickets, while James Anderson's terrific spell of reverse swing bowling, helped him scalp three wickets. Jofra Archer, Dom Bess and Ben Stokes registered a wicket each in the second innings. The second Test match is set to begin on February 13, at the same venue. The hosts will be aiming to stage a turnaround and level the series.
India were bowled out for 192 on the fifth and final day of the first Test in Chennai, losing by 227 runs against England on Tuesday.They lost five wickets in the morning session as James Anderson (3/17) bowled a vintage spell of reverse swing. Virat Kohli (72) and Shubman Gill (50) were the highest scorers in the Indian fourth innings. England, who had posted a mammoth 578 in the first innings, bowled India out for 337 but opted against enforcing the follow-on at Chennai’s MA Chidambaram Stadium on Day 4. The tourists had walked out to bat instead and were bowled out for 178 an hour before stumps, baffling many by their refusal to declare which would have given them more time to bowl out India.England now lead the four-test series 1-0. This is a superb win for England - their sixth in a row on the road - as India lose a Test at home for the first time since 2017.India have now lost 4 Tests on the spin under Kohl's captaincy.No Englishman has won more Tests as captain than Joe Root.
India seemed to be all out. Ishant's stumps seemed to have been dislodged. England were celebrating the win, but replays showed the stumps had already been broken before the delivery. So we go again. A few balls later, Archer does finish it off. Bumrah outside edges. India are all out for 192. England win by 227 runs.