India vs England First Test Day 5 Chennai Match Report 2021

Jack Leach and James Anderson wrecked the Indian batting line up, as the visitors thumped the hosts by 227 runs on the final day at Chennai on Tuesday.

Resuming at an overnight score of 39/1, the pair of Shubman Gill and Cheteshwar Pujara added 19 more runs before the latter was dismissed by a peach of a delivery from Leach.

Gill along with skipper Virat Kohli added 34 runs for the third wicket. The stylish Indian opener was at his very best as he notched up yet another half century.

Anderson with his reverse swing snared the wickets of the 21 year old Gill and vice captain Ajinkya Rahane in quick succession to peg the home side back.

The veteran also removed the dangerous Rishabh Pant caught at short cover by skipper Joe Root. Washington Sundar could not repeat his first innings heroics as he edged a Dom Bess delivery to wicket keeper Jos Buttler for a duck, leaving the home side starring down the barrel at 117/6.

Kohli and Ravi Ashwin defied the England bowlers with a 54 run partnership for the seventh wicket. Leach broke the stand as he had the latter caught by Buttler.

The star Indian batsman was the lone man standing and made a fluent 72 off 104 balls before being being undone by a ball that kept low from Ben Stokes.

Left arm spinner Leach picked up his fourth when he got rid of Shahbaz Nadeem while Jofra Archer dismissed Jasprit Bumrah as India were bundled out for 192 runs, giving the visitors a 227 run victory.

England skipper Joe Root was declared the Player of the Match. The second test between both the teams will be played at the same venue from Feb 13-17.

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