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India v England 1st Test 2021

India v England 1st Test 2021

India v England 1st Test 2021, Friday 5th – Tuesday 9th February 2021.

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India v England 1st Test, Chennai

Friday 5th – Tuesday 9th February 2021

England won the toss and elected to bat

Chennai Scorecard

MA Chidambaram Stadium

England won by 227 runs

World Test Championship Table

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  1. Dom Sibley
  2. Rory Burns
  3. Dan Lawrence
  4. Joe Root (Captain)
  5. Ben Stokes
  6. Ollie Pope
  7. Jos Buttler (Wkt)
  8. Dom Bess
  9. Jofra Archer
  10. Jack Leach
  11. James Anderson


  1. Rohit Sharma
  2. Shubman Gill
  3. Cheteshwar Pujara
  4. Virat Kohli (Captain)
  5. Ajinkya Rahane
  6. Rishabh Pant (Wkt)
  7. Washington Sundar
  8. Ravichandran Ashwin
  9. Shahbaz Nadeem
  10. Ishant Sharma
  11. Jasprit Bumrah
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** 1st Test Chennai Reports **

Anticipation crackles as in-form England square off against dominant India

Root’s 100th Test: Standing on the shoulders of giants, his best yet to come

Kohli on farmers’ protest: ‘Briefly discussed it in team meeting


Friday 5th February 2021

Root, Sibley put England on top with 200-run partnership

India’s search for spark on a day of hard grind


Saturday 6th February 2021

England dominate as Root hits second double-century of 2021


Sunday 7th February 2021

Bess takes four as India face battle to avoid follow-on

Bess and Leach, a tale of two spinners


Monday 8th February 2021

Tough final day ahead for India as England seek nine wickets to win

Root caution understandable as England seek reward for hard-won dominance


Tuesday 9th February 2021

James Anderson and Jack Leach consign India to rare home defeat