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Ind vs Eng: England Beat India By 227 Runs, Leads Series 1-0 (Match Report)

Sahil Mathur
By Sahil Mathur
February 09, 2021 • 14:32 PM View: 1182

Joe Root led England to an emphatic 227-run win over India in the opening Test on Tuesday, boosting their hopes of securing a rare series win against the hosts on their own patch.

Brief Score: England - 578/10 (Joe Root - 218; Jasprit Bumrah - 3/87), India - 337/10 (Rishabh Pant - 91; Dom Bess - 4/76), England - 178/10 (Joe Root - 40; R Ashwin - 6/61); India - 192 (Virat Kohli - 72; Jack Leach - 4/76)

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Chennai Test: India vs England First Test, Match Report

Resuming the day at 39/1, India were never in the chase after Jack Leach struck early with the wicket of overnight batsman Cheteshwar Pujara for 15 and Anderson also used his reverse swing on the wearing pitch.

Shubman Gill completed his third Test fifty in just his fourth game before Anderson took away his off-stump. Three balls later he cleaned up Ajinkya Rahane for nought. Anderson got India's first innings hero Pant for 11 and spinner Dom Bess chipped in with the wicket of Washington Sundar for nought as India slipped to 117-6.


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