IND vs ENG Live: Jasprit Bumrah picked up two wickets on Day 1 of the 1st Test.© BCCI
India will look to fight back after Joe Root stole the show on the opening day of the Test series opener in Chennai on Friday. Root, playing his 100th Test, scored an unbeaten century to help England to 263 for three at Stumps on Day 1. Root received ample support from Dominic Sibley from the other end as the England opener scored a fine half-century before losing his wicket in the final over of the day. Sibley was trapped right in front of the stumps by Jasprit Bumrah. Bumrah, playing his first Test on home soil, was the pick of the bowlers for the hosts, returning with figures of two for 40. Ishant Sharma, returning from an injury, did trouble the English batsmen throughout the day but couldn’t get a wicket. The hosts will look for a better showing from their bowlers on Day 2 of the Test. (LIVE SCORECARD)
1st Test, Day 2 Live Cricket Updates Between India (IND) vs England (ENG), Straight From MA Chidambaram Stadium
The pitch is looking better than how it looked yesterday. The sun is also shining in Chennai. The pitch is dusty and soil is also loose. There is a high chance of it breaking up, and with more turn expected after Tea session.
Virat Kohli will be hoping for early wickets!
India captain Kohli will be aiming to grab early wickets, and will be banking on the likes of Bumrah and Sharma. On Day 1, the pressure created by the pacers were diminished by India’s inexperienced pair of Nadeem and Sundar. Here is a video of Kohli passing on advice in the team huddle:
Rise and shine
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India need to save runs!
Virat Kohli needs a plan to prevent leakage of runs. With the departure of Dom Sibley in the final over of Day 1, the arrival of Ben Stokes could increase the pressure on India. Virat Kohli could add another slip fielder for Stokes, if not for Joe Root. Ravichandran Ashwin will be crucial for India’s ambitions, especially against Stokes.
Good morning and welcome everyone!
Good morning and welcome everyone to our live coverage of Day 2 of the first Test match between India and England, being held in Chennai’s MA Chidambaram Stadium. Having elected to bat, England are currently in a very strong position, going in to Day 2. Joe Root’s ton helped them post 263 for three at Stumps. Currently, the England skipper is unbeaten, and will be aiming to build on his score. Stay tuned for some fine cricket action!
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