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Washington Sundar and Ravichandran Ashwin are at the crease.
The fourth day of the first Test in Chennai between India and England continues. Washington Sundar and Ravichandran Ashwin are at the crease. Sundar marked Fifty for the second consecutive Test. Earlier, he had scored 62 runs in his debut Test against Australia in Brisbane. So far, there has been a partnership of 50+ runs between the two. Click here to see the scorecard of the match …
The English team was all out for 578 runs in the first innings. In this sense, India still needs 90+ runs (379 runs total) to avoid follow-on.
Team India started poorly on the third day
Team India got off to a poor start on the third day. India lost both their openers by 44 runs. Rohit Sharma scored 6 runs. At the same time, Shubman Gill was dismissed by 29 runs. Captain Virat Kohli (11 runs) and vice-captain Ajinkya Rahane (1 run) also could not do anything special.
After this, Pant and Pujara took the Indian innings by partnership of 119 runs on 145 balls for the fifth wicket. Apart from Bess, Archer has taken 2 wickets. By the end of the third day’s play, India had scored 270+ runs, losing 6 wickets in the first innings. Rishabh Pant scored the highest for India with 91 runs. At the same time, Cheteshwar Pujara scored 73 runs. England’s off-spinner Dom Bess took 4 wickets.
Bumrah-Ashwin took 3-3 wickets
Earlier, the England team started playing on 553 runs for 8 wickets on the third day and were all out by adding 23 runs to the total score. Bumrah bowled Dom Bess (34 runs) and Ashwin bowled Anderson (1 run) to wrap up England’s innings. Jack Leach was 14 not out. Ashwin and Jasprit Bumrah took 3-3 wickets for India. At the same time, Shahbaz Nadeem and Ishant Sharma got 2–2 wickets.
The second day was named after Root, he put a double century
The second day was named after English Captain Root. He scored 218 runs off 377 balls. England started the second day of the Test by 263 runs for 3 wickets. Root and Ben Stokes added 124 runs for the fourth wicket. Stokes was out for 82 off 118 balls. Root then formed an 86-run partnership with Allie Pope. Pope 34, Jose Butler 30 and Jofra Archer were all out for zero.
England lost 3 wickets on the first day
England won the toss and came out to bat, losing 3 wickets on the first day. Opener Rory Burns and Sibli shared a 63-run partnership for the first wicket. Rory Burns was out for 33 runs. At the same time, Daniel Lawrence returned to the pavilion at zero. Sibli shared a 200-run partnership for the third wicket with Root. This is the biggest partnership for any wicket in India against India since 2013. Sibli was dismissed by 87 runs.
India’s playing-11: Shubman Gill, Rohit Sharma, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli (captain), Ajinkya Rahane (vice-captain), Rishabh Pant, Ravichandran Ashwin, Washington Sundar, Shahbaz Nadeem, Jaspreet Bumrah, Ishant Sharma.
England playing-11: Dominic Sibley, Rory Burns, Daniel Lawrence, Joe Root (captain), Ben Stokes, Allie Pope, Jose Butler (wicketkeeper), Dom Bess, Jack Leach, Joffra Archer, James Anderson.