India vs England (IND vs ENG), 1st Test: The opening Test between India and England is being played at the MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai. Chasing a mammoth total of 420, An unfortunate end to a knock that showed immense promise as Shubman Gill notched another half-century, his third in 8 Test Innings. England veteran speedster Anderson has turned the game on its head in a matter of three top deliveries. Now, Virat Kohli-led Team India will need something special to even save this Test from hereon.
India is torturing at 144 for 6 at Lunch break and still needs 276 more to take lead in the series. Indian skipper Kohli stays unbeaten on 45 while R Ashwin is giving his skipper good support. James Anderson-led English attack has been sensational this morning as Indian batters have no answers to that. Leach provided the biggest breakthrough for the visitors by sending back Pujara for 15.
After England declined to enforce the follow-on, they posted a second innings score of 178 on Day 4. India, who went 39/1 before play stopped on the fourth day of the Chennai Test, resume their chase of 420 on an enthralling Day 5 of the first Test.
Shubman Gill departs soon after raising his third Test fifty. #TeamIndia have lost their second wicket this morning.— BCCI (@BCCI) February 9, 2021
IND 92-3 after 26.2 overs. @Paytm #INDvENG
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Early on Day 4 of the opening Test, England being bowled out for a paltry 178 but they managed to take a massive lead till then. Joe Root (40) was the top run-getters from the English side. Buttler and Pope also chipped in with some handy knocks as well.
Moreover, India finished with a competitive total of 337 in the first innings in reply to ENG's 578. Rishabh Pant (91) was the top run-scorer for India. Sundar has also notched his second half-century 85 not out off 138 balls, studded with 12 fours and 2 huge sixes. Pujara also played a gritty 73-run knock while Kohli and co are chasing a mammoth total of 578.
For England, Dom Bess was the pick of the bowlers as he grabbed 4/76. Jack Leach, Jofra Archer, and veteran James Anderson all took a piece of wickets each.