Ind v Eng 1st Test Day 5: England register impressive win in first Test
Thanks to a magical spell by veteran James Anderson and Jack Leach's consistency, England registered a massive 227 run win over host India in the first Test at the MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai.
On Tuesday, India resumed play at 39 for one, but were bowled out for a mere 192, shortl before tea.
Only skipper Virat Kohli (72: 104b, 153m, 9x4) and Shubman Gill (50: 83b, 104m, 7x4, 1x6) provided any sort of resistance.
Anderson removed both Gill and Ajinkya Rahane in the same over. Later he dismissed Rishabh Pant.
Kohli then shared a defiant 54 run seventh wicket stand with Ravichandran Ashwin.
Later, Leach took over to clean up the tail.
Leach with figures of four for 76 and Anderson's magical three for 17 proved to be the destroyers in chief.
For his double hundred, England captain Joe Root was named Player of the Match.
This was India's first loss at the Chepauk since their loss in the 1999 Test against Pakistan. This was also the first Test loss for India at home since then lost to Australia at Pune.
Match Summary - India v England, 1st Test Day 5, Anthony D'Mello Trophy, MA Chidambaram Stadium
England 1st Innings: 578 (190.1)
India 1st Innings: 337 (95.5)
England 2nd Innings: 178 (46.3)
India 2nd Innings: 192 (58.1)
2-58 (Cheteshwar Pujara-19.3 ov), 3-92 (Shubman Gill-26.2 ov), 4-92 (Ajinkya Rahane-26.5 ov), 5-110 (Rishabh Pant-32.3 ov), 6-117 (Washington Sundar-33.5 ov), 7-171 (Ravichandran Ashwin-51.2 ov), 8-179 (Virat Kohli-54.3 ov), 9-179 (Shahbaz Nadeem-55.3 ov), 10-192 (Jasprit Bumrah-58.1 ov)
Result: England wins by 227 runs
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
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)