India
TEAM FORM
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England
TEAM FORM
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337 & 192
578 & 178
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India vs England 1st Test 2021

05 Feb 2021, M.A. Chidambaram Stadium, India v England Test Series 2021
England win by 227 runs

MATCH DETAILS

TossEngland won the toss and elected to bat.
Home TeamIndia
Score: 337 & 192 | Overs: 95.5 & 58.1
Away TeamEngland
Score: 578 & 178 | Overs: 190.1 & 46.3
SeriesIndia v England Test Series 2021
UmpiresChaudhary, A K
Menon, N N
Shamsuddin, C
Match RefereeSrinath, J

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MATCH CENTRE

  • Scorecard
  • 2nd Inn India
    BATSMEN R B 4s 6s SR
    Rohit Sharma b: Leach 12 20 1 1 60.00
    Shubman Gill b: Anderson 50 83 7 1 60.24
    Cheteshwar Pujara c: Stokes b: Leach 15 38 1 0 39.47
    Virat Kohli b: Stokes 72 104 9 0 69.23
    Ajinkya Rahane b: Anderson 0 3 0 0 0.00
    Rishabh Pant c: Root b: Anderson 11 19 2 0 57.89
    Washington Sundar c: Buttler b: Bess 0 5 0 0 0.00
    Ravichandran Ashwin c: Buttler b: Leach 9 46 1 0 19.57
    Shahbaz Nadeem c: Burns b: Leach 0 13 0 0 0.00
    Ishant Sharma not out 5 15 1 0 33.33
    Jasprit Bumrah c: Buttler b: Archer 4 4 1 0 100.00
    Total (58.1 Ov, RR: 3.30) 192/10
    Fall of wickets: 1-25 (Rohit Sharma, 5.3), 3-92 (Shubman Gill, 26.2), 2-58 (Cheteshwar Pujara, 19.3), 8-179 (Virat Kohli, 54.3), 4-92 (Ajinkya Rahane, 26.5), 5-110 (Rishabh Pant, 32.3), 6-117 (Washington Sundar, 33.5), 7-171 (Ravichandran Ashwin, 51.2), 9-179 (Shahbaz Nadeem, 55.3), 10-192 (Jasprit Bumrah, 58.1)
    BOWLING O M R W ECON WD NB
    Jofra Archer 9.1 4 23 1 2.51 0 0
    Jack Leach 26.0 4 76 4 2.92 0 1
    James Anderson 11.0 4 17 3 1.55 0 0
    Dom Bess 8.0 0 50 1 6.25 0 0
    Ben Stokes 4.0 1 13 1 3.25 0 0
    2nd Inn England
    BATSMEN R B 4s 6s SR
    Rory Burns c: Rahane b: Ashwin 0 1 0 0 0.00
    Dominic Sibley c: Pujara b: Ashwin 16 37 2 0 43.24
    Dan Lawrence lbw: Sharma 18 47 1 0 38.30
    Joe Root lbw: Bumrah 40 32 7 0 125.00
    Ben Stokes c: Pant b: Ashwin 7 12 1 0 58.33
    Ollie Pope c: Sharma b: Nadeem 28 32 3 0 87.50
    Jos Buttler st: Pant b: Nadeem 24 40 2 1 60.00
    Dom Bess lbw: Ashwin 25 55 3 0 45.45
    Jofra Archer b: Ashwin 5 10 0 0 50.00
    Jack Leach not out 8 18 2 0 44.44
    James Anderson c&b: Ashwin 0 2 0 0 0.00
    Total (46.3 Ov, RR: 3.83) 178/10
    Fall of wickets: 1-0 (Rory Burns, 0.1), 2-32 (Dominic Sibley, 10.6), 3-58 (Dan Lawrence, 15.3), 5-101 (Joe Root, 23.5), 4-71 (Ben Stokes, 18.1), 6-130 (Ollie Pope, 28.4), 7-165 (Jos Buttler, 41.2), 8-167 (Dom Bess, 42.1), 9-178 (Jofra Archer, 46.1), 10-178 (James Anderson, 46.3)
    BOWLING O M R W ECON WD NB
    Ravichandran Ashwin 17.3 2 61 6 3.49 0 3
    Shahbaz Nadeem 15.0 2 66 2 4.40 0 3
    Ishant Sharma 7.0 1 24 1 3.43 0 0
    Jasprit Bumrah 6.0 0 26 1 4.33 0 1
    Washington Sundar 1.0 0 1 0 1.00 0 0
    1st Inn India
    BATSMEN R B 4s 6s SR
    Rohit Sharma c: Buttler b: Archer 6 9 1 0 66.67
    Shubman Gill c: Anderson b: Archer 29 28 5 0 103.57
    Cheteshwar Pujara c: Burns b: Bess 73 143 11 0 51.05
    Virat Kohli c: Pope b: Bess 11 48 0 0 22.92
    Ajinkya Rahane c: Root b: Bess 1 6 0 0 16.67
    Rishabh Pant c: Leach b: Bess 91 88 9 5 103.41
    Washington Sundar not out 85 138 12 2 61.59
    Ravichandran Ashwin c: Buttler b: Leach 31 91 3 1 34.07
    Shahbaz Nadeem c: Stokes b: Leach 0 12 0 0 0.00
    Ishant Sharma c: Pope b: Anderson 4 11 1 0 36.36
    Jasprit Bumrah c: Stokes b: Anderson 0 2 0 0 0.00
    Total (95.5 Ov, RR: 3.52) 337/10
    Fall of wickets: 1-19 (Rohit Sharma, 3.3), 2-44 (Shubman Gill, 9.2), 5-192 (Cheteshwar Pujara, 50.4), 3-71 (Virat Kohli, 24.4), 4-73 (Ajinkya Rahane, 26.3), 6-225 (Rishabh Pant, 56.4), 7-305 (Ravichandran Ashwin, 86.2), 8-312 (Shahbaz Nadeem, 90.5), 9-323 (Ishant Sharma, 93.5), 10-337 (Jasprit Bumrah, 95.5)
    BOWLING O M R W ECON WD NB
    James Anderson 16.5 5 46 2 2.73 0 0
    Jofra Archer 21.0 3 75 2 3.57 0 1
    Ben Stokes 6.0 1 16 0 2.67 0 0
    Jack Leach 24.0 5 105 2 4.37 0 0
    Dom Bess 26.0 5 76 4 2.92 0 0
    Joe Root 2.0 0 14 0 7.00 0 0
    1st Inn England
    BATSMEN R B 4s 6s SR
    Rory Burns c: Pant b: Ashwin 33 60 2 0 55.00
    Dominic Sibley lbw: Bumrah 87 286 12 0 30.42
    Dan Lawrence lbw: Bumrah 0 5 0 0 0.00
    Joe Root lbw: Nadeem 218 377 19 2 57.82
    Ben Stokes c: Pujara b: Nadeem 82 118 10 3 69.49
    Ollie Pope lbw: Ashwin 34 89 3 0 38.20
    Jos Buttler b: Sharma 30 51 5 0 58.82
    Dom Bess lbw: Bumrah 34 105 6 0 32.38
    Jofra Archer b: Sharma 0 1 0 0 0.00
    Jack Leach not out 14 57 2 0 24.56
    James Anderson b: Ashwin 1 12 0 0 8.33
    Total (190.1 Ov, RR: 3.04) 578/10
    Fall of wickets: 1-63 (Rory Burns, 23.5), 3-263 (Dominic Sibley, 89.3), 2-63 (Dan Lawrence, 25.4), 6-477 (Joe Root, 153.6), 4-387 (Ben Stokes, 126.1), 5-473 (Ollie Pope, 152.2), 7-525 (Jos Buttler, 169.2), 9-567 (Dom Bess, 185.3), 8-525 (Jofra Archer, 169.3), 10-578 (James Anderson, 190.1)
    BOWLING O M R W ECON WD NB
    Ishant Sharma 27.0 7 52 2 1.93 0 5
    Jasprit Bumrah 36.0 7 84 3 2.33 1 7
    Ravichandran Ashwin 55.1 5 146 3 2.65 0 2
    Shahbaz Nadeem 44.0 4 167 2 3.80 0 6
    Washington Sundar 26.0 2 98 0 3.77 0 0
    Rohit Sharma 2.0 0 7 0 3.50 0 0
  • Match Details
  • TossEngland won the toss and elected to bat.
    Home TeamIndia
    Score: 337 & 192 | Overs: 95.5 & 58.1
    Away TeamEngland
    Score: 578 & 178 | Overs: 190.1 & 46.3
    SeriesIndia v England Test Series 2021
    UmpiresChaudhary, A K
    Menon, N N
    Shamsuddin, C
    Match RefereeSrinath, J

India vs England, 1st Test Match Preview

After more than a year, international cricket finally returns to India and it is England who kickstart proceedings in the post-COVID world in India. Cricket resumes in India with a four-match Test series with the first two games slated to be played in Chennai. Both teams are coming into this series with morale-boosting wins away from home.

India had a stupendous series win in Australia. With the number of injuries and adversities they dealt with, it was remarkable how India were able to stand up, fight and land the knockout punch against a strong Australian team. They retained the Border-Gavaskar Trophy and it was a proper team effort. Everybody chipped in. The bowlers were excellent while the batters did blow hot and cold but got the job done more often than not. Thus, Virat Kohli and his men will be looking forward to this home series. They have a solid batting line-up and the bowling will not just be about the spinners despite being at home. Hence, India will be tough to beat at home.

On the other hand, England have been playing quite a bit of Test cricket. They have played three Test series already post the lockdown, two at home and one in Sri Lanka. They have won each one of them. In fact, Joe Root’s side are on a four-series winning streak in Test cricket. They beat Sri Lanka in Sri Lanka 2-0 and they found ways to respond to pressure situations really well. The batting looks slightly fragile while England boast of a strong bowling attack.

Mind you, India have not lost a Test match at home since February 2017 and the last time they lost a Test series at home was in December 2012. It was England who beat them 2-1. The last time England played a Test series in India, it was in late 2016 and India thrashed them 4-0. Thus, there is absolutely no doubt that India will start as favourites but you cannot count England out.

Also, this series is the last for both teams in the World Test Championship. Both teams are still alive in the race for the final. India are currently at the top with a points percentage of 71.11% while England are placed fourth with a points percentage of 68.7%, just behind Australia.

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Team news: India

India will be without some of their key players. Ravindra Jadeja dislocated his thumb in the third Test against Australia at the SCG. He has been ruled out of the first two Tests. Meanwhile, Umesh Yadav and Mohammed Shami are recovering from their respective injuries which they suffered in Australia. Meanwhile, Ravichandran Ashwin and Jasprit Bumrah, both of whom missed the last Test in Australia are fit and will be available for selection.

Team news: England

England have rested a couple of their all-format players for the first two Test matches. Jonny Bairstow who had a solid outing in Sri Lanka has been rested while Sam Curran has also gone home as a part of England’s rotation policy. Jofra Archer, Ben Stokes and Rory Burns return to the squad after having missed the Tests in Sri Lanka.

Predicted XI

India: Rohit Sharma, Shubman Gill, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli (c), Ajinkya Rahane, Rishabh Pant (wk), Axar Patel/Washington Sundar/Kuldeep Yadav, Ravichandran Ashwin, Ishant Sharma, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Siraj

England: Dominic Sibley, Rory Burns, Zak Crawley, Joe Root (c), Ben Stokes, Moeen Ali/Daniel Lawrence, Jos Buttler (wk), Dominic Bess, Jack Leach, Jofra Archer, James Anderson/Stuart Broad

Key players

Ravichandran Ashwin: Ravichandran Ashwin bowled beautifully in Australia in the first three Test matches before he was injured for the fourth. He took 12 wickets and was India’s second-highest wicket-taker in the series. The last time India played a home season, Ashwin didn’t have a major role to play as the pacers did all the heavy-lifting. However, this time around, with no Ravindra Jadeja, the onus will be on Ashwin to lead the attack once again. Moreover, he doesn’t have a great record against England and he will want to correct that.

Joe Root: It is no secret that Joe Root will be a massive player for England in this series. The last time he travelled to India for a Test series, he got a fifty-plus score in each of the five Test matches. Moreover, the England skipper has started 2021 with a bang as he has already smashed a couple of daddy hundreds against Sri Lanka (228 in the first Test and 186 in the second). Root plays spin really well and is comfortable against pace too. If England are to do well, they need their captain to fire.

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