England skipper Joe Root, 30, set for his 100th Test on Friday, would be eyeing a repeat of the start to his illustrious career — a rare series win on Indian soil. Root, 30, who will be leading England in the four Tests, knows he needs a win in the series to stand
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
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.
Stung by their crushing defeat in the opening match, India and captain Virat Kohli are looking to get their revenge on England in the second Test starting from Saturday as crowds return to cheer on the hosts.
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
India built a commanding lead of 249 after spinner Ravichandran Ashwin helped skittle England for 134 on day two of the second Test on Sunday. The hosts were 54 for one at stumps in Chennai with Rohit Sharma on 25 and Cheteshwar Pujara on seven.
Tourists, who face a daunting target of 482 to win, were struggling at 53 for three at stumps on the third day. Dan Lawrence, on 19, and skipper Joe Root, on two, will resume batting Tuesday on the turning pitch.
India’s home record has been impressive and after the heroic feat in Australia, Team India were considered more than favourites to win the series against touring England. But Joe Root’s performance in the first Test came as a bolt from the
England’s controversial rotation policy is in the spotlight again after it was announced Moeen Ali would leave the tour of India following Tuesday’s crushing 317-run loss in the second Test at Chennai. Off-spinner Moeen was one of England’s best players
England captain Joe Root and India skipper Virat Kohli have both warned of the challenges of playing during the twilight zone in day-night Tests -- when batting collapses can happen -- ahead of their third Test clash starting on Wednesday.