Virat Kohli's India on Saturday won four-match Test series against England 3-1 with a comprehensive victory in the fourth and final Test.
Joe Root completed his fourth double century for England on Saturday but then his bowling attack came up against a defiant Sri Lanka in the first Test.
Joe Root’s England will look to sweep Sri Lanka in the second and final Test, starting on Friday, as they prepare to face an India side buoyed by their sensational victory in Australia. England, who resumed a tour that was halted in March by the coronavirus
England skipper Joe Root hit a century in his 100th Test on Friday, but said England need 600, even 700 runs in the opening match against India. England ended day one on 263 for three after Dom Sibley fell to paceman Jasprit Bumrah for 87 in the day’s
England rode on skipper Joe Root’s double-ton-studded masterclass to reach 555 for eight at close on day two of the opening Test against hosts India.
Spinner Jack Leach claimed four wickets and paceman James Anderson three as India were dismissed for 192 on the final day while chasing a record 420 to win.
Indian skipper Virat Kohli’s captaincy will be under the scanner again as the hosts will be seeking to level the ongoing four-match series against England in the second Test beginning on Saturday at Chennai’s MA Chidambaram Stadium — albeit on a pitch
England have the luxury of six specialist pacemen in their 14-man squad for this week's first Test against Pakistan at Old Trafford -- a welcome "headache" for captain Joe Root.
Skipper Joe Root was run out shy of a second successive double century Sunday as England scored 339 for nine in reply to Sri Lanka’s 381 on day three of the second Test in Galle. Root was out to a direct throw from Oshada Fernando on 186 in the final