India vs England (IND vs ENG) 1st Test Stats: James Anderson and Jack Leach shine as the visitors register a thumping victory over India in the first Test match at Chepauk, to take a 1-0 lead in the four-match series. Chasing an improbable target on the final day at Chennai, India could only manage to score 192 all-out in 58.1 overs and eventually lost the game at the hands of England. This cruising win has penned England to the top of the ICC World Test Championship (WTC) table whereas India has slipped to fourth place.
India has suffered the biggest defeat (in terms of runs) at home against England. Earlier in 2006, England defeated the Indian team by 212 runs in Mumbai.
Virat Kohli has now lost his last four Tests as captain - the most he has lost in succession. Despite the massive loss, Kohli has won seven on the trot, the longest sequence as an Indian captain. Under Joe Root's captaincy, the English side has won six out of six Tests in Asia. Among visiting captains in Asia, only Graeme Smith (eight wins in 21 Tests) and Clive Lloyd (seven wins in 17) have won more Tests as skipper.
Earlier, the visitors have set India a mammoth target of 420 runs. In reply, Team India has been bundled out for 192 runs. Skipper Virat Kohli (72) was the top run-scorer for India. Shubman Gill also notched his third Test half-century. Leach was the pick of the English bowlers as he took four wickets. Jimmy Anderson has been bowled beautifully in alien conditions and set the tone up front.
The Indian team has lost the Test match in their home after four years. Earlier in 2017 when Australia defeated him. While Joe Root-led England has won six out of six as captain in Asian conditions. They beat Sri Lanka in five successive games and have started their campaign with a bang.
7 by Australia (2002-04)
6 by England (2018-21)*