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Ind v Eng 1st Test Day 1: Root leads charge with ton in 100th Test

Joe Root hit a fantastic hundred
Joe Root hit a fantastic hundred
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England strode confidently on the opening day of the first Test against India in the Anthony D'Mello Trophy to finish on 263 for three at the MA Chidambaram Stadium on Friday.

Match Summary - India v England, 1st Test, Day 1, Anthony D'Mello Trophy, Chepauk, Chennai

England 1st Innings: 263-3 (89.3)

Fall of wickets: 1-63 (Rory Burns-23.5 ov), 2-63 (Dan Lawrence-25.4 ov), 3-263 (Dom Sibley-89.3 ov)

India - still to bat

Stumps : Day 1 


Match Day Highlights

England opted to bat after winning the toss and made a confident start. The openers Rory Burns (33_ and Dom Sibley (87: 286b, 382m, 12x4) added 63 for the opening wicket.

But then England lost two quick wickets in Burns and Dan Lawrence.

Thereafter, England rode on a 200 run third-wicket stand between skipper Joe Root (128 batting: 197b, 14x4, 1x6) and Sibley. Both battled heat, flat pitch and a deflated Indian XI as they took England to a strong position.

Root became only the ninth batsman in history to score a hundred in his 100th Test. Only in the final over of the day, Sibley fell leg-before the wicket to Jasprit Bumrah to bring some cheer to the Indian camp.

The best bowlers for India were Bumrah (2-40) and Ravichandran Ashwin (1-68).

Earlier, England brought in Burns, Stokes and Archer into the line-up. India on the other hand were forced to play reserve left-arm spinner Shahbaz Nadeem after all-rounder Axar Patel hurt his knee. India also brought back the injured trio of Bumrah, Ashwin and Ishant Sharma, alongside skipper Virat Kohli.

Playing XIs
England: Dom Sibley, Rory Burns, Dan Lawrence, Joe Root (captain), Ben Stokes, Ollie Pope, Jos Buttler (wicket-keeper), Dom Bess, Jofra Archer, Jack Leach, James Anderson

India: Rohit Sharma, Shubman Gill, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli (captain), Ajinkya Rahane, Rishabh Pant (wicket-keeper), Washington Sundar, Ravichandran Ashwin, Shahbaz Nadeem, Ishant Sharma, Jasprit Bumrah

Match Details

Start Time: 03:00

Toss: England won the toss and decided to bat

Venue: MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chepauk, Chennai

Officials: Anil Chaudhary, Nitin Menon, C Shamshuddin (TV Umpire), Virender Sharma (Fourth Umpire); Javagal Srinath (Match-referee)

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