New Delhi England has put a big score in front of India thanks to Joe Root in the first Test match of the series. Batting first, England have set a mammoth target of 578 runs, with Joe Root scoring a double century (218) while batting brilliantly. Dominic Sibley (87) and Ben Stokes (82) took over the team with half-centuries.
England started their Saturday score at 555 for eight and their entire team was all out for 578 runs in 190.1 overs. Dominic Bais made 28 and Jack Leach extended his innings by six runs. Both batsmen shared a 42-run partnership for the ninth wicket. Bais was dismissed at a score of 567. He was lbw by Burarah. Bais scored 34 off 105 balls with the help of six fours.
England’s final wicket fell to James Anderson at a score of 578. Anderson bowled Ashwin. Anderson scored one run off 12 balls. Jack League remained unbeaten on 14 off 57 balls with the help of two fours. Root hit 19 fours and two sixes off 377 balls. Sibley hit 12 fours off 286 balls. Stokes hit 10 fours and three sixes off 118 balls.
Besides them, Rory Burns scored 33, Daniel Lawrence scored 0, Ollie Pope 34, Jose Butler 30, Dominique Bais scored 34 and Jofra Archer scored 0. For India, Ishant Sharma took two wickets for 52 runs, Jasprit Bumrah three wickets for 84 runs, Ravichandran Ashwin three wickets for 146 runs and Shahbaz Nadeem, playing his debut Test, took two wickets for 167 runs.
At the same time, the Indian team started chasing runs is going very poorly. India have lost their three wickets for 71 runs, with Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli and Shubman Gill returning to the pallions.