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Ind vs Eng, 1st Test: Joe Root's Ton Helps England Score 263/3 (Day Report)

Sahil Mathur
By Sahil Mathur
February 05, 2021 • 17:45 PM View: 1368

England captain Joe Root's third consecutive Test century (128 batting) and his 200-run stand for the third wicket with opener Dom Sibley helped the visitors reach 263 for three wickets at stumps on the first day of their first Test against India at the M.A. Chidambaram Stadium on Friday.

Brief scores: England 263/3 (Joe Root 128 batting, Dom Sibley 87; Jasprit Bumrah 2/40) vs India

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