Ind Vs Eng 1st Test: England Beat India By 277 Runs, Check Out The Highlights

England beats team India in the first test match of the four-match test series and leads the board with 1-0. Scroll down to read the highlights.

Jiya Chulet

February 12, 2021

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Team England defeated India by 227 runs in the first Test of the four-match series. India had a target of 420 runs within the fourth innings. The star batsmen of team India struggled to survive on James Anderson and Jack Leach’s perilous bowling. Thought captain Virat Kohli kept tried his best to score maximum for the team, the team as a whole failed to bag the win. Scroll down all the way down to read the highlights of day fifth of the first test match.

On the ultimate day match, England set a record 420-run target on the fifth day. India lost opener Rohit Sharma early while chasing a frightening target, ending day four of the first Test against England at 39 for 1 in Chennai. However, team India was bowled out for 192 within the second session after captain Virat Kohli’s 72 off 104 balls on a Chepauk surface.

Before Kohli, opener Shubman Gill (50) had batted a decent score. However, he was sent back to the pavilion by Anderson. While Shubhman hit seven fours and a six in his fluent knock, Kohli smashed nine boundaries during his stay. James Anderson cleaned up Gill and Ajinkya Rahane (0) within the same over. While pacer James Anderson took five wickets, spinner Jack Leach registered six dismissals during the first Test match. Meanwhile, Rishabh Pant only scored 11.

Just like Rahane, Washington Sundar was sent back to the pavilion without scoring any run. Although Ashwin struggled to play well, his partnership with Virat added a good score in the bag of team India. But, it came to an end as Ashwin attempted to cut one of Leach’s balls, but it was straight caught by wicketkeeper Jose Butler.

At the post-match presentation, Indian skipper Virat Kohli said, “I don’t think we put enough pressure on them with the ball in the first half. Collectively as a bowling unit, fast bowlers and Ash, were good in the first innings but we also needed to contain a few more runs and create pressure. Having said that, it was a slow wicket and not helping the bowlers which made it easy for the batsmen to rotate the strike and get into the game. Just looked like not much happening in it on the first two days”.

England leads the 4-match series 1-0. England will face India in the second Test match, in Chennai’s MA Chidambaram Stadium, from February 13. And, also, if England beat India in any of the following three Tests, India can be out from the race of WTC.

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