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After 15 months between Corona, the Indian team has returned with a defeat in the home Test. England beat them by 227 runs. Prior to Corona, Team India defeated Bangladesh in their home series 2–0 in the Test series in November 2019.
Rohit Sharma, playing the first Test at home against England, could not do anything special. He was able to make only 18 in the match. At the same time, Ajinkya Rahane, who won the historic Test series in Australia under his captaincy last month, also failed.
Rahane has played 4 Tests against England on Indian soil so far, scoring only 64 runs.
Indian captain Virat Kohli scored 11 runs in the first innings and 72 runs in the second innings.
Rishabh Pant had scored 91 runs in the first innings. This helped Team India score 337 runs.
English bowler Dom Bess took 4 wickets in the first innings and one wicket in the second innings.
English captain Joe Root hit a double century in the first innings. He scored 218 runs off 377 balls.
Thanks to Root’s innings, England scored 578 runs in the first innings.
Root became Player of the Match. He is the first foreign batsman to score a double century in India in the last 10 years.
Indian fast bowler Ishant Sharma took 2 wickets in the first innings and one wicket in the second inning.
Ravichandran Ashwin was the highest wicket taker in the match. He took 3 wickets in the first innings and 6 in the second innings.
Chasing a target of 420 runs in the second innings, opener Shubman Gill hit a 50-run innings.
Team India had lost 6 wickets for 117 runs in the second innings. After this, Captain Kohli looked upset like this.
In the second innings, Kohli tried to handle the team while playing 72 runs off 104 balls, but failed.
England spinner Jack Leach took 2 wickets in the first innings and 4 in the second innings.
Fans did not get an entry at Chepak Stadium in Chennai due to Corona. Police had tight security during the match.
Indian team captain Virat Kohli and English captain Joe Root with Anthony de Mello Trophy.