IND vs ENG 1st Test highlights: Root's ton lifts England; 263-3 at Stumps

Joe Root brought up his 20th century off 164 balls, with the help of 12 boundaries. Photo: @englandcricket

Captain Joe Root scored a century in his milestone 100th match as England ended Day 1 of the first Test against India on 263 for 3 at MA Chidambaram, Chennai on Friday. Root was batting on 128 at stumps after stitching 200 runs together with opener Dominic Sibley (87) for the third wicket. The day's play ended as soon as Sibley was dismissed by Jasprit Bumrah.

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The highlight of the England first innings was the 200-run partnership between Root and Sibley for the third wicket which put England in a strong position in the match after they batted first on a slow Chepauk pitch.

The duo came together just before the end of the morning session when England were at 63 for 2 and made the Indian bowlers toil for the remaining two sessions.

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Coming at number four, the 30-year-old Root dominated the partnership as he raced ahead of Sibley with an array of strokes. Root has hit 14 fours and a six from 197 balls while Sibley struck 12 boundaries off 286 deliveries in his innings.

For India, Bumrah took two wickets for 40 runs while Ravichandran Ashwin got one for 68 runs.

1st Test Day 1: India vs England highlights

Root becomes 9th player to score a ton in 100th Test match

England skipper Joe Root became the ninth batsman to slam a century in his 100th Test, on Day One of the first Test against India at the MA Chidambaram Stadium. It was the 10th instance of this feat occurring as former Australia captain Ricky Ponting is the only batsman to score centuries in both innings of his 100th Test, against South Africa in 2006.

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Root brought up his 20th century off 164 balls, with the help of 12 boundaries. This was his third century in as many Tests, with earlier two coming in Sri Lanka in the previous series that England won 2-0, just before the team reached India for this series.

Root also became only the third cricketer to play both his first and 100th Test match in the same country he was touring. Root

had made his debut in Nagpur in 2012 when England won the series 2-1. Friday's ton was his fifth one against India in 17

matches.

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West Indies' Karl Hooper and India's Kapil Dev are the two others cricketers to make their Test debut and play their 100th Test in the same country. While Kapil made his debut (1978) and played his 100th Test (1989) in Pakistan, Hooper achieved that milestone in India (1987 and 2002).

Colin Cowdrey (104 vs Australia in 1968), Javed Miandad (145 vs India in 1969), Gordon Greenidge (149 vs England in 1990), Alec Stewart (105 vs West Indies in 2000), Inzamam-ul-haq (184 vs India in 2004), Ricky Ponting (120 and 143 not out vs South Africa in 2006), Graeme Smith (131 vs England in 2012) and Hashim Amla (134 vs Sri Lanka in 2017) have earlier scored centuries in their 100th Test.

Day 1: India vs England 1st Test Scorecard

Batsmen Dismissals Runs Balls Fours Sixes
Rory Burns c Pant b Ashwin 33 60 2 0
Dominic Sibley lbw b Bumrah 87 286 12 0
Dan Lawrence lbw b Bumrah 0 6 0 0
Joe Root not out 128 197 14 1
Total: 263-3 in 89.3 Overs
Bowler Overs Maiden Runs Wickets
Ishant Sharma 15 3 27 0
Jasprit Bumrah 18.3 2 40 2
R Ashwin 24 2 68 1
Shahbaz Nadeem 20 1 69 0
Washington Sundar 12 0 55 0

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India playing 11: Rohit Sharma, Shubman Gill, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli(c), Ajinkya Rahane, Rishabh Pant(w), Washington Sundar, Ravichandran Ashwin, Ishant Sharma, Jasprit Bumrah, Shahbaz Nadeem.

England playing 11: Rory Burns, Dominic Sibley, Daniel Lawrence, Joe Root(c), Ben Stokes, Ollie Pope, Jos Buttler(w), Dominic Bess, Jofra Archer, Jack Leach, James Anderson

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India vs England 1st Test Day 1: ENG 263-3 at STUMPS

IND vs ENG 1st Test Day 1 Key highlights
  • Drinks: England - 26/0 in 12.0 overs (Burns 12, Sibley 13)
  • England: 50 runs in 19.3 overs (119 balls), Extras 2
  • 1st Wicket: 50 runs in 119 balls (Burns 25, Sibley 24, Ex 2)
  • Lunch: England - 67/2 in 27.0 overs (Sibley 26, Root 4)
  • Drinks: England - 91/2 in 41.0 overs (Sibley 35, Root 17)
  • England: 100 runs in 43.3 overs (267 balls), Extras 6
  • 3rd Wicket: 50 runs in 132 balls (Sibley 18, Root 30, Ex 2)
  • DP Sibley: 50 off 159 balls (7 x 4)
  • Tea: England - 140/2 in 57.0 overs (Sibley 53, Root 45)
  • JE Root: 50 off 110 balls (6 x 4)
  • England: 150 runs in 59.2 overs (366 balls), Extras 10
  • 3rd Wicket: 100 runs in 234 balls (Sibley 34, Root 60, Ex 6)
  • England: 200 runs in 73.4 overs (453 balls), Extras 11
  • Drinks: England - 205/2 in 74.0 overs (Sibley 67, Root 94)
  • 3rd Wicket: 150 runs in 305 balls (Sibley 45, Root 98, Ex 7)
  • JE Root: 100 off 164 balls (12 x 4)
  • New ball taken at 81.1 overs
  • England: 250 runs in 84.4 overs (519 balls), Extras 15
  • 3rd Wicket: 200 runs in 383 balls (Sibley 61, Root 128, Ex 11)
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  • End Of Day: England - 263/3 in 89.3 overs (Root 128)
  • Over 89.3: Review by England (Batting), Umpire - Nitin Menon, Batsman - Sibley (Struck down)

IND vs ENG live score after 89 Overs: 263-2

Over Summary: 1 1 0 0 0 0 ; England 1st innings: 263-2  ; Dom Sibley (87), Joe Root (128)

Bumrah bowls the final over of the day and traps Sibley in front of wicket off the yorker. Sibley reviews but there is no bat involved and it is THREE REDS. Sibley lbw b Bumrah 87(286) [4s-12]

With this it is STUMPS on DAY 1. 
 

IND vs ENG live score after 89 Overs: 263-2

Over Summary: 1 1 0 0 0 0 ; England 1st innings: 263-2  ; Dom Sibley (87), Joe Root (128)

Ashwin continues and concedes a single each to both the batsmen.

IND vs ENG live score after 88 Overs: 261-2

Over Summary: 0 0 0 0 0 0 ; England 1st innings: 261-2  ; Dom Sibley (56), Joe Root (127)

Jasprit Bumrah [17.0-1-40-1] is back into the attack and bowls a MAIDEN over to Dominic Sibley. 

IND vs ENG live score after 87 Overs: 261-2

Over Summary: 0 1 0 1 2 6 ; England 1st innings: 261-2  ; Dom Sibley (56), Joe Root (127)

Ashwin [22.0-2-56-1] is back into the attack and Root slog sweeps the last ball of the over for SIX.

IND vs ENG live score after 86 Overs: 251-2

Over Summary: 1 0 0 0 0 0 ; England 1st innings: 251-2  ; Dom Sibley (85), Joe Root (118)

Ishant Sharma continues and concedes a single to Joe Root.

IND vs ENG live score after 85 Overs: 250-2

Over Summary: 0 0 0 1 0 0 ; England 1st innings: 250-2  ; Dom Sibley (85), Joe Root (117)

Bumrah continues and concedes a single to Joe Root.

IND vs ENG live score after 84 Overs: 249-2

Over Summary: 0 0 0 0 0 0 ; England 1st innings: 249-2  ; Dom Sibley (85), Joe Root (116)

Ishant Sharma continues and bowls a MAIDEN over to Sibley.

IND vs ENG live score after 83 Overs: 249-2

Over Summary: 2 0 0 0 0 0 ; England 1st innings: 249-2  ; Dom Sibley (85), Joe Root (116)

Jasprit Bumrah [15.0-1-37-1] is back into the attack and Root tucks the first ball towards md-wicket for a couple of runs.

Joe Root sees off the remaining deliveries.

IND vs ENG live score after 82 Overs: 247-2

Over Summary: 0 0 4 0 0 1 ; England 1st innings: 247-2  ; Dom Sibley (85), Joe Root (114)

Ishant Sharma takes the second new ball...

Root drives the third ball towards cover for FOUR while knocks the next ball to mid-on fielder for no run.

Root collects a single off the last ball towards deep fine leg.

India takes the second new ball

Partnership: 179(341)
Last Wkt: Daniel Lawrence lbw b Bumrah 0(5) - 63/2 in 25.4 ov.
Ovs Left: 8.4
Last 10 overs: 56 runs, 0 wkts

IND vs ENG live score after 81 Overs: 242-2

Over Summary: 1 L4 0 2 0 0 ; England 1st innings: 242-2  ; Dom Sibley (85), Joe Root (109)

Ashwin continues and concedes seven runs. 

Second new ball available

Partnership: 177(335)
Last Wkt: Daniel Lawrence lbw b Bumrah 0(5) - 63/2 in 25.4 ov.
Ovs Left: 9.4
Last 10 overs: 60 runs, 0 wkts

IND vs ENG live score after 80 Overs: 235-2

Over Summary: 2 4 0 1 0 0 ; England 1st innings: 235-2  ; Dom Sibley (83), Joe Root (108)

Washington Sundar continues...

Root sweeps the first ball towards deep fine leg for a couple of runs while drives the next ball through mid-off for FOUR.

A single for Root off the 4th ball. Sibley blocks the remaining two deliveries.

 

IND vs ENG live score after 79 Overs: 228-2

Over Summary: 0 1 0 0 0 0 ; England 1st innings: 228-2  ; Dom Sibley (83), Joe Root (101)

Ashwin [20.0-2-52-1] is back into the attack and Root collects a single.

IND vs ENG live score after 78 Overs: 227-2 | Root hits century

Over Summary: 1 0 2 4 1 1 ; England 1st innings: 227-2  ; Dom Sibley (83), Joe Root (100)

Washington Sundar continues...

Root collects a single off the first ball moves to 99.

Sibley defends the next while collects a couple of runs off the third ball. Sibley sweeps the 4th ball towards deep backward square leg for FOUR as Gill makes a shoddy effort in the outfield. Sibley works the 5th ball towards deep square leg for a single.

Root glances the last ball towards fine leg for a single and reaches the 100-run mark. 

IND vs ENG live score after 77 Overs: 218-2

Over Summary: 0 4 0 0 0 0 ; England 1st innings: 218-2  ; Dom Sibley (76), Joe Root (98)

Nadeem continues and concedes a boundary to Sibley.

IND vs ENG live score after 76 Overs: 214-2

Over Summary: 0 4 0 0 0 1 ; England 1st innings: 214-2  ; Dom Sibley (72), Joe Root (98)

Washington Sundar continues and Sibley collects five runs, including a boundary.

IND vs ENG live score after 75 Overs: 209-2

Over Summary: 0 0 0 4 0 0 ; England 1st innings: 209-2  ; Dom Sibley (67), Joe Root (98)

Nadeem continues and Root smashes the 4th ball of the over for FOUR.

IND vs ENG live score after 74 Overs: 205-2

Over Summary: 0 0 0 1 4 1 ; England 1st innings: 205-2  ; Dom Sibley (67), Joe Root (94)

Washington Sundar continnues and concedes six runs, including a boundary.

IND vs ENG live score after 73 Overs: 199-2

Over Summary: 4 0 0 0 1 N1 4 ; England 1st innings: 199-2  ; Dom Sibley (66), Joe Root (89)

Nadeem continues and leaks 11 runs, including two boundaries. 

IND vs ENG live score after 72 Overs: 188-2

Over Summary: 1 0 0 1 0 1 ; England 1st innings: 188-2  ; Dom Sibley (65), Joe Root (80)

Washington Sundar concedes three singles.

IND vs ENG live score after 71 Overs: 185-2

Over Summary: 0 2 0 4 0 1 ; England 1st innings: 185-2  ; Dom Sibley (64), Joe Root (74)

Nadeem continues and concedes seven runs, including a boundary, to Joe Root.

IND vs ENG live score after 70 Overs: 178-2

Over Summary: 0 1 0 0 0 0 ; England 1st innings: 178-2  ; Dom Sibley (64), Joe Root (71)

Washington Sundar continues and concedes a single to Root.

IND vs ENG live score after 69 Overs: 177-2

Over Summary: 0 0 0 0 0 0 ; England 1st innings: 177-2  ; Dom Sibley (64), Joe Root (70)

Nadeem continues and bowls a MAIDEN over to Sibley.

IND vs ENG live score after 68 Overs: 177-2

Over Summary: 4 0 0 0 2 0 ; England 1st innings: 177-2  ; Dom Sibley (64), Joe Root (70)

Washington Sundar [5.0-0-18-0] is back into the attack and concedes six runs, including a boundary, to Root.

IND vs ENG live score after 67 Overs: 171-2

Over Summary: 0 1 0 0 0 0 ; England 1st innings: 171-2  ; Dom Sibley (64), Joe Root (64)

Nadeem continues and concedes a single to Root.

IND vs ENG live score after 66 Overs: 170-2

Over Summary: 0 0 2 0 0 1 ; England 1st innings: 170-2  ; Dom Sibley (64), Joe Root (63)

Bumrah continues and concedes three runs, including a double to Root.

IND vs ENG live score after 65 Overs: 167-2

Over Summary: 0 0 0 0 4 0 ; England 1st innings: 167-2  ; Dom Sibley (64), Joe Root (60)

Nadeem continues and the left-armer continues to leak runs. A boundary every alternate over of Nadeem's in the post-tea session so far.

IND vs ENG live score after 64 Overs: 163-2

Over Summary: 0 0 0 4 0 0 ; England 1st innings: 163-2  ; Dom Sibley (60), Joe Root (60)

Jasprit Bumrah [13.0-1-30-1] is back into the attack and Root plays a classic cover drive for FOUR off the 4th delivery.

IND vs ENG live score after 63 Overs: 159-2

Over Summary: 0 0 0 0 0 0 ; England 1st innings: 159-2  ; Dom Sibley (60), Joe Root (56)

Nadeem continues and bowls a MAIDEN over to Sibley.

IND vs ENG live score after 62 Overs: 159-2

Over Summary: 1 0 0 0 0 1 ; England 1st innings: 159-2  ; Dom Sibley (60), Joe Root (56)

Ishan Sharma continues and concedes a single each to both the batsmen.

IND vs ENG live score after 61 Overs: 157-2

Over Summary: 0 0 0 4 0 0 ; England 1st innings: 157-2  ; Dom Sibley (59), Joe Root (55)

Nadeem continues and Sibley smashes FOUR off the 4th delivery.

IND vs ENG live score after 60 Overs: 153-2

Over Summary: 1 0 N2 0 0 2 0 ; England 1st innings: 153-2  ; Dom Sibley (55), Joe Root (55)

Ishan Sharma continues and leaks six runs.

IND vs ENG live score after 59 Overs: 147-2

Over Summary: 0 0 0 1 1 4 ; England 1st innings: 147-2  ; Dom Sibley (54), Joe Root (51)

Shahbaz Nadeem [10.0-1-28-0] is back into the attack

Root defends first three balls while collects a single off the 4th ball towards deep mid-wicket.

Sibley collects a single towards mid-wicket pocket off the next delivery. Root smashes the last ball of the over for FOUR to bring up his FIFTY.

IND vs ENG live score after 58 Overs: 141-2

Over Summary: 0 0 0 0 1 0 ; England 1st innings: 141-2  ; Dom Sibley (53), Joe Root (46)

Ishant Sharma continues and Root edges the third ball to keeper, but ball falls short of Pant. Edges are not carrying to the keeper.

Root works the 5th ball towards deep square leg for a single.

India vs England 1st Test Day 1: Post-tea session begins

Ishant Sharma bowls the first over after Tea.

India vs England 1st Test Day 1: ENG 140-2 at Tea

IND vs ENG Day 1 key highlights so far

Joe Root and Dom Sibley at crease.

Partnership: 77(193)
Last Wkt: Daniel Lawrence lbw b Bumrah 0(5) - 63/2 in 25.4 ov.
Ovs Left: 33
Last 10 overs: 31 runs, 0 wkts

Drinks: England - 26/0 in 12.0 overs (Burns 12, Sibley 13)
England: 50 runs in 19.3 overs (119 balls), Extras 2
1st Wicket: 50 runs in 119 balls (Burns 25, Sibley 24, Ex 2)
Lunch: England - 67/2 in 27.0 overs (Sibley 26, Root 4)
Drinks: England - 91/2 in 41.0 overs (Sibley 35, Root 17)
England: 100 runs in 43.3 overs (267 balls), Extras 6
3rd Wicket: 50 runs in 132 balls (Sibley 18, Root 30, Ex 2)
DP Sibley: 50 off 159 balls (7 x 4)
Tea: England - 140/2 in 57.0 overs (Sibley 53, Root 45)

 

IND vs ENG live score after 57 Overs: 140-2

Over Summary: 0 0 0 0 1 0 ; England 1st innings: 140-2  ; Dom Sibley (53), Joe Root (45)

Ashwin continues and concedes a single to Root off the fifth delivery.

IND vs ENG live score after 56 Overs: 139-2

Over Summary: 0 0 0 0 0 N 0 ; England 1st innings: 139-2  ; Dom Sibley (53), Joe Root (44)

Ishant Sharma [8.0-2-11-0] is back into the attack continues and concedes one run thanks to a NO BALL. 

IND vs ENG live score after 55 Overs: 138-2

Over Summary: 1 0 0 4 4 0 ; England 1st innings: 138-2  ; Dom Sibley (53), Joe Root (44)

Ashwin continues...

Sibley collects a single off the first ball while Root smashes two consecutive boundaries to end the over.

IND vs ENG live score after 54 Overs: 129-2

Over Summary: 0 1 0 0 0 1 ; England 1st innings: 129-2  ; Dom Sibley (52), Joe Root (36)

Bumrah continues and concedes a single each to both the batsmen.

IND vs ENG live score after 53 Overs: 127-2

Over Summary: 1 0 0 0 0 0 ; England 1st innings: 127-2  ; Dom Sibley (51), Joe Root (35)

Ashwin continues and concedes a single to Root.

IND vs ENG live score after 52 Overs: 126-2

Over Summary: 0 1 N 0 0 0 0 ; England 1st innings: 126-2  ; Dom Sibley (51), Joe Root (34)

Bumrah continues and concedes two runs.

IND vs ENG live score after 51 Overs: 122-2

Over Summary: 1 0 0 0 0 1 ; England 1st innings: 122-2  ; Dom Sibley (49), Joe Root (38)

Ashwin [16.0-2-39-1] is back into the attack and Sibley collects a couple of runs off the second ball to bring up his FIFTY.
 

IND vs ENG live score after 50 Overs: 122-2

Over Summary: 1 0 0 0 0 1 ; England 1st innings: 122-2  ; Dom Sibley (49), Joe Root (38)

Jasprit Bumrah [10.0-1-24-1] is back into the attack and concedes a single each to both the batsmen.

IND vs ENG live score after 49 Overs: 120-2

Over Summary: 0 0 0 0 1 0 ; England 1st innings: 120-2  ; Dom Sibley (48), Joe Root (32)

Washington Sundar continues and concedes a single to Sibley.

IND vs ENG live score after 48 Overs: 119-2

Over Summary: 0 4 0 0 0 N1 4 ; England 1st innings: 119-2  ; Dom Sibley (48), Joe Root (31)

Nadeem continues...

Root smashes second ball for FOUR and collects a single off the last ball, which is a NO BALL.

Sibley comes down the wicket and flicks towards mid-wicket for FOUR.

IND vs ENG live score after 47 Overs: 109-2

Over Summary: 1 0 0 0 4 0 ; England 1st innings: 109-2  ; Dom Sibley (44), Joe Root (26)

Washington Sundar continues and concedes five runs, including a boundary to Sibley.

IND vs ENG live score after 46 Overs: 104-2

Over Summary: 1 0 0 0 0 0 ; England 1st innings: 104-2  ; Dom Sibley (40), Joe Root (25)

Nadeem continues and concedes a single to Root.

IND vs ENG live score after 45 Overs: 103-2

Over Summary: 0 1 0 1 1 0 ; England 1st innings: 103-2  ; Dom Sibley (40), Joe Root (24)

Washington Sundar continues and concedes three singles.

IND vs ENG live score after 44 Overs: 100-2

Over Summary: 0 0 4 0 0 0 ; England 1st innings: 100-2  ; Dom Sibley (39), Joe Root (22)

Nadeem continues and Sibley smashes the third ball towards cow corner boundary for FOUR.

Runs are flowing easily since the introduction of Nadeem and Sundar.

IND vs ENG live score after 43 Overs: 96-2

Over Summary: 0 0 0 4 0 0 ; England 1st innings: 96-2  ; Dom Sibley (35), Joe Root (22)

Washington Sundar and Root hits the 4th ball for FOUR.

IND vs ENG live score after 42 Overs: 92-2

Over Summary: 0 0 0 1 0 0 ; England 1st innings: 92-2  ; Dom Sibley (35), Joe Root (18)

Nadeem contiues and concedes a single to Root.

IND vs ENG live score after 41 Overs: 91-2

Over Summary: 0 4 0 0 1 0 ; England 1st innings: 91-2  ; Dom Sibley (35), Joe Root (17)

Washington Sundar, right-arm off break, comes into the attack and leaks five runs, including a boundary, to Joe Root.

IND vs ENG live score after 40 Overs: 86-2

Over Summary: 0 0 0 0 0 1 ; England 1st innings: 86-2  ; Dom Sibley (35), Joe Root (12)

Shahbaz Nadeem [5.0-1-11-0] is back into the attack and concedes a single to Root off the last delivery.

IND vs ENG live score after 39 Overs: 85-2

Over Summary: 0 4 0 0 0 0 ; England 1st innings: 85-2  ; Dom Sibley (35), Joe Root (11)

Ashwin continues and Sibley hits the second ball for FOUR. A confident looking shot from Sibley.

IND vs ENG live score after 38 Overs: 81-2

Over Summary: 0 0 0 0 0 0 ; England 1st innings: 81-2  ; Dom Sibley (31), Joe Root (11)

Ishant Sharma continues and bowls a MAIDEN over to Joe Root.

IND vs ENG live score after 37 Overs: 81-2

Over Summary: 0 0 0 0 0 0 ; England 1st innings: 81-2  ; Dom Sibley (31), Joe Root (11)

Ashwin continues and bowls a MAIDEN over to Sibley.

IND vs ENG live score after 36 Overs: 81-2

Over Summary: N1 0 0 0 0 0 0 ; England 1st innings: 81-2  ; Dom Sibley (31), Joe Root (11)

Ishant Sharma continues and concedes two runs, including a NO BALL. 

IND vs ENG live score after 35 Overs: 79-2

Over Summary: 0 0 0 0 1 0 ; England 1st innings: 79-2  ; Dom Sibley (30), Joe Root (11)

Ashwin continues and concedes a single to Sibley.

IND vs ENG live score after 34 Overs: 78-2

Over Summary: 0 0 0 0 1 0 ; England 1st innings: 78-2  ; Dom Sibley (29), Joe Root (11)

Ishan Sharma comtinues and concedes  a single to Sibley.

IND vs ENG live score after 33 Overs: 77-2

Over Summary: 0 0 0 0 0 0 ; England 1st innings: 77-2  ; Dom Sibley (28), Joe Root (11)

Ashwin continues and bowls a MAIDEN over to Joe Root.

IND vs ENG live score after 32 Overs: 77-2

Over Summary: 2 0 0 0 3 0 ; England 1st innings: 77-2  ; Dom Sibley (28), Joe Root (11)

Bumrah continues and concedes five runs, including a double and triple, to Joe Root.

IND vs ENG live score after 31 Overs: 72-2

Over Summary: 0 2 0 0 0 0 ; England 1st innings: 72-2  ; Dom Sibley (28), Joe Root (6)

Ashwin continues and Sibley collects a couple of runs towards deep mid-wicket.

IND vs ENG live score after 30 Overs: 70-2

Over Summary: 0 0 0 0 0 N 0 ; England 1st innings: 70-2  ; Dom Sibley (26), Joe Root (6)

Bumrah continues and concedes a run.

IND vs ENG live score after 29 Overs: 69-2

Over Summary: 0 0 0 1 0 0 ; England 1st innings: 69-2  ; Dom Sibley (26), Joe Root (6)

Ashwin continues and Root collects a single off the delivery towards mid-off.

Sibley blocks the remaining two deliveries.

IND vs ENG live score after 28 Overs: 68-2

Over Summary: 0 0 0 0 0 1 ; England 1st innings: 68-2  ; Dom Sibley (26), Joe Root (5)

Bumrah continues after Lunch and Root collects a single off the last ball.

India vs England 1st Test Day 1: Post-lunch session begins

Jasprit Bumrah bowls the first over after Lunch.

India vs England 1st Test Day 1: England 67-2 ay Lunch

Day 1, Session 1: Key highlights

Joe Root and Dom Sibley at crease

Partnership: 4(8)
Last Wkt: Daniel Lawrence lbw b Bumrah 0(5) - 63/2 in 25.4 ov.
Ovs Left: 63
Last 10 overs: 22 runs, 2 wkts

Drinks: England - 26/0 in 12.0 overs (Burns 12, Sibley 13)
England: 50 runs in 19.3 overs (119 balls), Extras 2
1st Wicket: 50 runs in 119 balls (Burns 25, Sibley 24, Ex 2)
Lunch: England - 67/2 in 27.0 overs (Sibley 26, Root 4)
 

IND vs ENG live score after 27 Overs: 67-2

Over Summary: 2 0 0 1 0 0 ; England 1st innings: 67-2  ; Dom Sibley (26), Joe Root (4)

Ashwin [9.0-0-28-1] is back into the attack and bowls the last over before Lunch.

Root gets an leading edge off the first ball towards vacant extra cover region for a couple of runs.

Root takes a risky single off the 4th ball. Sibley blocks the remaining two deliveries. AND IT IS LUNCH on DAY 1.

IND vs ENG live score after 26 Overs: 64-2 | Bumrah scalps Lawrence

Over Summary: 0 0 0 W 1 0 ; England 1st innings: 64-2  ; Dom Sibley (26), Joe Root (1)

Jasprit Bumrah [6.0-1-16-0] is back into the attack and Lawrence blocks the first three deliveries,

Bumrah brings one in, Lawrence does not have any clue, missed the 4th ball completely, PLUMB. India coming back into the game at the stroke of Lunch with two quick wickets. Daniel Lawrence lbw b Bumrah 0(5)

Joe Root, right handed bat, comes to the crease and taps the ball towards backward point for a single. 

Sibley blocks the last ball.

IND vs ENG live score after 25 Overs: 63-1

Over Summary: 0 0 0 0 0 0 ; England 1st innings: 63-1  ; Dom Sibley (26), Dan Lawrence (0)

Nadeem continues and bowls a MAIDEN over to Sibley.

IND vs ENG live score after 24 Overs: 63-1 | Ashwin scalps Burns

Over Summary: 4 0 0 0 W 0 ; England 1st innings: 63-1  ; Dom Sibley (26), Dan Lawrence (0)

Ashwin continues and Burns comes down the wicket, hits towards deep mid-wicket for FOUR.

Burns blocks the next three deliveries while plays a nothing shot (reverse sweep) off the 5th delivery, but manages only a top edge. Rishabh Pant completes the easy catch. Rory Burns c Pant b Ashwin 33(60) [4s-2]

Dan Lawrence, right handed batsman, comes at the crease and blocks the last delivery off the over.

IND vs ENG live score after 23 Overs: 59-0

Over Summary: 0 0 0 0 0 Nb Nb 0 ; England 1st innings: 59-0  ; Rory Burns (29), Dom Sibley (26)

Nadeem continues and concedes two runs as he overstepped twice.

IND vs ENG live score after 22 Overs: 57-0

Over Summary: 0 0 1 4 0 0  ; England 1st innings: 57-0  ; Rory Burns (29), Dom Sibley (26)

Ashwin continues and concedes five runs, including a boundary to Rory Burns,

IND vs ENG live score after 21 Overs: 52-0

Over Summary: 0 0 0 0 0 1  ; England 1st innings: 52-0  ; Rory Burns (25), Dom Sibley (25)

Nadeem continues and concedes a single to Sibley.

IND vs ENG live score after 20 Overs: 51-0

Over Summary: 0 0 2 0 0 0  ; England 1st innings: 51-0  ; Rory Burns (25), Dom Sibley (24)

Ashwin continues and concedes a couple of runs to Burns.

IND vs ENG live score after 19 Overs: 49-0

Over Summary: 1 0 0 0 0 0  ; England 1st innings: 49-0  ; Rory Burns (23), Dom Sibley (24)

Nadeem continues and concedes a single to Burns.

IND vs ENG live score after 18 Overs: 48-0

Over Summary: 0 0 3 0 0 0  ; England 1st innings: 48-0  ; Rory Burns (22), Dom Sibley (24)

Ashwin continues and Burns cuts the third ball towards third man region for three runs.

Sibley sees off the remaining deliveries.

IND vs ENG live score after 17 Overs: 45-0

Over Summary: 0 3 0 0 0 4  ; England 1st innings: 45-0  ; Rory Burns (19), Dom Sibley (24)

Shahbaz Nadeem, Left arm orthodox, comes into the attack and concedes seven runs, including a boundary to Sibley. Nadeem is not able to find the line. 

IND vs ENG live score after 16 Overs: 38-0

Over Summary: 0 1 0 0 0 0  ; England 1st innings: 38-0  ; Rory Burns (16), Dom Sibley (20)

Ashwin continues and concedes a single to Burns.

IND vs ENG live score after 15 Overs: 37-0

Over Summary: 0 0 0 1 1 N1 0  ; England 1st innings: 37-0  ; Rory Burns (15), Dom Sibley (20)

Bumrah continues and concedes four runs.

IND vs ENG live score after 14 Overs: 33-0

Over Summary: 0 4 0 0 0 0  ; England 1st innings: 33-0  ; Rory Burns (13), Dom Sibley (19)

Ashwin continues and Sibley flicks the second ball towards deep fine leg boundary for FOUR.

IND vs ENG live score after 13 Overs: 29-0

Over Summary: 1 0 0 1 0 1  ; England 1st innings: 29-0  ; Rory Burns (13), Dom Sibley (15)

Bumrah continues after the drinks break and concedes three singles.

India vs England 1st Test Day 1, Session 1: Drinks Break

Partnership: 26(73)
Ovs Left: 78
Last 10 overs: 24 runs, 0 wkts

 

IND vs ENG live score after 12 Overs: 26-0

Over Summary: 0 0 0 0 0 1  ; England 1st innings: 26-0  ; Rory Burns (12), Dom Sibley (13)

Ashwin continues and concedes a single to Sibley.

IND vs ENG live score after 11 Overs: 25-0

Over Summary: 1 0 1 3 0 0  ; England 1st innings: 25-0  ; Rory Burns (12), Dom Sibley (12)

Jasprit Bumrah [3.0-1-4-0] is back into the attack and concedes five runs, including a triple to Sibley.

IND vs ENG live score after 10 Overs: 20-0

Over Summary: 0 2 0 0 0 0  ; England 1st innings: 20-0  ; Rory Burns (9), Dom Sibley (8)

Ashwin continues and concedes a couple of runs to Rory Burns.

IND vs ENG live score after 9 Overs: 18-0

Over Summary: 0 0 0 0 1 1  ; England 1st innings: 18-0  ; Rory Burns (9), Dom Sibley (8)

Ishant Sharma continues and concedes a single each to both the batsmen.

IND vs ENG live score after 8 Overs: 16-0

Over Summary: 1 4 0 0 1 0  ; England 1st innings: 16-0  ; Rory Burns (8), Dom Sibley (7)

Ashwin, right-arm off break, comes into the attack and Burns collects a single off the first ball.

Sibley edges the 2nd ball towards third man boundary for FOUR. He tucks the 5th ball towards leg side for a single.

IND vs ENG live score after 7 Overs: 10-0

Over Summary: 0 0 0 0 0 0  ; England 1st innings: 10-0  ; Rory Burns (7), Dom Sibley (2)

Ishant Sharma continues and bowls a MAIDEN over to Dom Sibley.

IND vs ENG live score after 6 Overs: 10-0

Over Summary: 0 0 0 0 0 0  ; England 1st innings: 10-0  ; Rory Burns (7), Dom Sibley (2)

Bumrah continues and bowls a MAIDEN over to Rory Burns.

IND vs ENG live score after 5 Overs: 10-0

Over Summary: 0 0 0 N 0 0 0  ; England 1st innings: 10-0  ; Rory Burns (7), Dom Sibley (2)

Ishant Sharma continues and concedes a run in form of a NO BALL.

IND vs ENG live score after 4 Overs: 9-0

Over Summary: 1 0 2 0 0 0  ; England 1st innings: 9-0  ; Rory Burns (7), Dom Sibley (2)

Bumrah continues and concedes three runs, including a double to Burns.

IND vs ENG live score after 3 Overs: 6-0

Over Summary: 0 0 3 0 0 1  ; England 1st innings: 6-0  ; Rory Burns (5), Dom Sibley (1)

Ishant Sharma continues and clips the third ball of the over towards deep square leg for three runs.

Sibley pushes the last ball of the over towards cover for an easy single.

IND vs ENG live score after 2 Overs: 2-0

Over Summary: 1 0 0 0 0 0  ; England 1st innings: 2-0  ; Rory Burns (2), Dom Sibley (0)

Jasprit Bumrah, right-arm fast, comes into the attack and glances the first ball down the leg, Pant drops a tough chance as Bumrah bowls his first ball in India. Burns collects a single.

Sibley sees off the remaining deliveries. 

IND vs ENG live score after 1 Over: 1-0

Over Summary: 0 1 0 0 0 0  ; England 1st innings: 1-0  ; Rory Burns (1), Dom Sibley (0)

Ishant Sharma bowls the first over for India. Burns defends the first while works the second ball, on the pads, towards fine leg for a single.

Sibley leaves the next two ball outside off while knocks the last two ball to mid-on for no run.

India vs England 1st Test Day 1: Session 1 begins

Rory Burns and Sibley are at the crease. Rory Burns is on strike. Ishant will open the attack.

IND vs ENG 1st Test playing 11

India vs England playing 11

For India, veteran pacer Ishant Sharma and seasoned left-arm spinner Shahbaz Nadeem are back in the playing XI along with regular skipper Virat Kohli who is back from paternity break.
 
Star all-rounder Ben Stokes, Jofra Archer and Rory Burns returned to the side after missing the series in Sri Lanka while Zak Crawley misses out due to injury. England picked James Anderson over Stuart Broad in the eleven.
 
Root is playing the 100th Test match of his career after having made his debut during the series against India in 2012.
 
India: Virat Kohli (captain), Rohit Sharma, Shubman Gill, Cheteshwar Pujara, Ajinkya Rahane, Rishab Pant (wk), R Ashwin, Washington Sundar, Ishant Sharma, Jasprit Bumrah, Shahbaz Nadeem.
 
England: Joe Root (captain), Rory Burns, Dominic Sibley, Ollie Pope, Dan Lawrence, Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler (wk), Jofra Archer, Dom Bess, James Anderson, Jack Leach.


WATCH: India vs England 1st Test Toss

Joe Root wins the toss and elects to bat first at Chepauk Stadium.


Umpires Menon, Chaudhary and Sharma to officiate during IND vs ENG Tests

India's three ICC-panelled umpires will be up for their biggest assignment so far in next month's four-Test series against England during which Virender Sharma and Anil Chaudhary are set to make their on-field debut in the longest format.
 
While Chaudhary and Sharma are part of the ICC Emirates Panel, they will be joined by India's Elite Panel representative Nitin Menon, who has already officiated on-field in a previous Test match, a BCCI source told PTI.
 
Due to the travel restrictions with regards to COVID-19, the ICC approved home team's match officials for all the World Test Championship matches. The India-England series starts February 5 in Chennai.
 
The logic given was that with teams availing three Decision Review System (DRS) appeals and being able to retain them in case of Umpires' Call, the risk of wrong decisions affecting a game has reduced considerably. READ FULL ARTICLE HERE

India vs England Tests live streaming

The live telecast of the India vs England Test series will be available on Star Sports Network as it is an official broadcaster of BCCI in India. Meanwhile, the live streaming of IND vs ENG series will be available on Disney+Hotstar.
 

India playing 11

India Playing XI: Rohit Sharma, Shubman Gill, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli(c), Ajinkya Rahane, Rishabh Pant(w), Washington Sundar, Ravichandran Ashwin, Ishant Sharma, Jasprit Bumrah, Shahbaz Nadeem.

England playing 11

England: Rory Burns, Dominic Sibley, Daniel Lawrence, Joe Root(c), Ben Stokes, Ollie Pope, Jos Buttler(w), Dominic Bess, Jofra Archer, Jack Leach, James Anderson.

India vs England live toss updates: Root wins toss and elects to bat

Virat Kohli loses the toss as Root decides to make full use of new wicket upfront. 

India vs England live toss updates

The much-awaited toss will take place in 4 minutes, stay tuned.

BREAKING NEWS: Axar Patel ruled out of 1st Test

Axar Patel is ruled out of 1st Test. Shahbaz Nadeem and Rahul Chahar added to the Indian squad.


India vs England 1st Test playing 11 prediction

England tentative playing 11: Rory Burns, Dom Sibley, Daniel Lawrence, Joe Root (c), Ben Stokes, Ollie Pope, Jos Buttler (wk), Moeen Ali, Jofra Archer, Jack Leach, Stuart Broad
 
India tentative playing 11: Rohit Sharma, Shubman Gill, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli (c), Ajinkya Rahane, Wriddhiman Saha/Rishabh Pant, Washington Sundar/Axar Patel, Ravichandran Ashwin, Ishant Sharma, Kuldeep Yadav/Mohammed Siraj, Jasprit Bumrah
 

India vs England 2021: Virat Kohli, Root face different tests of captaincy

India captain Virat Kohli and his England counterpart Joe Root are beset by different challenges as the four-Test series between the two teams gets underway in just over a week's time.
 
Kohli has to prove himself as captain all over again after Ajinkya Rahane led India to a Test series win in Australia. India lost the first Test at Adelaide under Kohli's leadership after which they bounced back to win two out of the remaining three Tests under Rahane.
 
Root, on the other hand, is firmly ensconced in his captaincy seat. His performance in Sri Lanka, where he racked up 426 runs at an average of 106.5, saw him lead the team to a 2-0 win in the two-Test series by example.
 
England batsman and opener Rory Burns said that Root leads from the front and the way he batted was a lesson.
 
"He leads from the front, you have just seen from this Test series. Some of the highlights or sessions I saw, it was pretty incredible to see him go about his business. Leader by example. Easy bloke to follow," said Burns who had missed the tour of Sri Lanka but will open in India.
 
However, unlike Kohli, who will lead a settled batting unit at home, Root may have to take the burden of scoring on himself as the England top three is inexperienced in these conditions and isn't settled as yet.
 
England are also following a rotation policy as a result of which Jonny Bairstow returned home after the series in Sri Lanka and will not be available for the first two Tests.
 
Former England captain Nasser Hussain had asked the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) to rethink the decision while pointing out that Root, Bairstow and Ben Stokes are the three best players of spin bowling in England camp.
 

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India Test record at Chepauk Stadium

Overall, India have played 32 Test matches against all comers at Chepauk, registering 14 wins, losing 6 matches, drawing 11. One match ended in a tie, in 1986 against Australia. 
 

IND vs ENG head to head at Chepauk

India and England have faced each other in 9 Test matches at 'Chepauk', with the hosts registering five wins and England winning three matches. The Test match in 1982 ended in a draw.

IND vs ENG 1st Test: England captain on Pujara's wicket

Root said Pujara's wicket would be huge for his team. England's tour of India 2021
 
"So, having played against him as well and being at the wrong end of him, making some huge scores and been out there for long periods of time, you know you learn from those kinds of innings.
 
"And you have seen his importance, the value that he adds to the Indian team, he is going to be a huge wicket for us, no doubt about that."
Cheteshwar Pujara. File Photo: AP/PTI
 

IND vs ENG match updates: Root describes Pujara as a 'fantastic' player

In awe of his ability to play long innings, England skipper Joe Root on Thursday underlined the importance of Cheteshwar Pujara's wicket and the need for batting like him during the course of the four-Test series against India.
 
Rajkot-born Pujara proved to be Australia's nemesis yet again in the recent four-match series Down Under, scoring three half-centuries but more importantly consuming over 900 balls.
 
Root described him as a "fantastic" player.
 
"I think, he (Pujara) is a fantastic player. I had (the) pleasure of playing alongside him only a couple of games at Yorkshire and you know to learn from him, speak to about batting and his love of the game, it is really interesting, Root said at the virtual press conference on the eve of the first Test beginning here on Friday.
Cheteshwar Pujara. Photo: PTI

England squad for 1st two Tests

England: Joe Root (c), Moeen Ali, James Anderson, Jofra Archer, Dom Bess, Stuart Broad, Rory Burns, Jos Buttler, Zak Crawley, Ben Foakes, Dan Lawrence, Jack Leach, Dom Sibley, Ben Stokes, Olly Stone, Chris Woakes, Ollie Pope.
England cricket team. Photo: @ICC

India squad for 1st two Test matches

India: Virat Kohli (c), Mayank Agarwal, Ravichandran Ashwin, Jasprit Bumrah, Shubman Gill, Hardik Pandya, Rishabh Pant, Axar Patel, Cheteshwar Pujara, Ajinkya Rahane, KL Rahul, Wriddhiman Saha, Ishant Sharma, Rohit Sharma, Mohammed Siraj, Washington Sundar, Shardul Thakur, Kuldeep Yadav.


India vs England 1st Test preview

New dad Virat Kohli will return to lead India against England in the first Test of the four-match series beginning Friday at the MA Chidambaram Stadium after his deputy Ajinkya Rahane proved his leadership credentials by captaining the side to a memorable 2-1 series win in Australia last month.
 
Kohli, who returned home after India's defeat in the first Test in Adelaide to attend the birth of his child, saw from the comforts of his home Rahane leading the Indian team to a fighting win in two of the last three Tests against Australia despite injury issues to Indian team members.
 
Although Rahane said Kohli is the original captain and his own job is to take a backseat, the series will witness scrutiny on Kohli's captaincy skills as his deputy has emerged as a viable option.
 
The new father has, however, got support from his deputy.
 
"See, my job is to take a back-seat and help Virat. There are too many things on a captain's mind, so as a vice-captain you have to visualise a situation, think about what can happen in the game, and then if captain asks you for suggestions then you should be ready," said Rahane on returning to vice-captaincy's role.
 
India though will start favourites on a Chennai wicket that is expected to help the spinners sooner or later.
 
Smarter from the 4-0 series defeat last time, England will start this series on a confident note having beaten Sri Lanka 2-0 in the preceding Test series.
 
Both batting coach Graham Thorpe and consultant Jonathan Trott had earlier said that England's plan would be to score big in the first innings and take control of the game.
 
India, missing the services of ace all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja and speedsters Mohammed Shami and Umesh Yadav -- all of whom are match-winners at home -- will rely on pace bowler Jasprit Bumrah, Ishant Sharma and off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin to lead the bowling attack.
 
This will also be the first time in over a year that Kohli and Rohit Sharma will be playing together.
 
The series will also see the return of Hardik Pandya to the Test fold. Pandya had played the ODIs in Australia as a batsman but could not bowl as he wasn't fit enough to do that.
 
Kohli had earlier said that Pandya can make the Test team only as an all-rounder. Thus, the forthcoming series will be a test of his all-round skills.
 

India vs England 1st Test Day 1 live toss and match updates

Hello and welcome to our live coverage of Day 1 of the first Test between India and England at the MA Chidambaram Stadium, also known as Chepauk Stadium, Chennai.



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