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Ind vs Eng: India Needs 381 Runs, England 9 Wickets To Win First Test (Day Report)

Sahil Mathur
By Sahil Mathur
February 09, 2021 • 11:55 AM View: 1388

India were 39 for one at stumps on the fourth day of the first Test here at the MA Chidambaram Stadium after England set them a target of 420 runs to win.

Brief scores: England 578 and 178 (Joe Root 40, Ollie Pope 28, D Bess 25, J Buttler 24; R Ashwin 6/61) India 337 all out and 39/1 (India needs 381 runs).

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India were bowled out for 337 in their first innings in the morning session, 42 runs short of avoiding the follow on despite Washington Sundar's unbeaten 85. Jack Leach and paceman James Anderson took two wickets each in the morning session to pack off India after the hosts started the day 257-6.

England, who scored 578 in their first innings, decided against making the home side bat again. On a dominant day for spinners, R Ashwin claimed his 28th five-wicket haul in England's second innings.


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