England hands biggest test defeat to India on its home turf, takes 1-0 lead

Last Modified Tuesday, 9 February 2021 (14:43 IST)
Chennai: Indian captain Virat Kohli's 24th Test fifty went in vain as spinner (4/76) and (3/17) guided to a magnificent 227-run win in the first Test to take a 1-0 lead in the four-match series, here on Tuesday.
Chasing 420 for victory, were bowled out for 192 on the fifth and final day of the first Test.
Virat Kohli (72) and Shubman Gill (50) were the highest scorers in the Indian fourth innings.
For Englnad, Anderson produced a classic spell of reverse swing to take 3 wickets. He and left-arm spinner Jack Leach (4/76) shared seven wickets between them to clinch a memorable win for England after skipper Joe Root's magnificent double century.
Earlier, England had posted a mammoth 578 in the first innings and bowled India out for 337.
However, they opted against enforcing the follow-on at Chennai’s MA Chidambaram Stadium on Day 4. The tourists had walked out to bat instead and were bowled out for 178 an hour before stumps.
Brief Scores: England: 578 and 178. India 337 & 192 all out in 58.1 overs (Shubman Gill 50, Virat Kohli 72; James Anderson 3/17, Jack Leach 4/76 ).(UNI)