new Delhi: The first match of the four-Test series between India and England is being played at Chepak Stadium, Chennai. On the fourth day of the Chennai Test, Team India were bowled out for a score of 337. Earlier England team scored 578 runs in the first innings. In this way, on the basis of first innings, England team has increased India by 241 runs. He has not given India a follow-on. England’s team could give India a follow-on. But he did not ask India to bat again and himself came to the ground to bat for the second inning.
In fact, now that less than two days are left in this match, England’s strategy will be that today they bat at a rapid pace and scored around 200 and give India a target of 400 to 450 runs. With this, Indian batsmen should try to win the match as soon as possible by bowling the match on the fifth day of the match.
In the first innings of the first Test, Pant scored 91 runs for Team India, Sundar scored 85, Pujara scored 73 and Ashwin scored 31 runs. Bais took the maximum 4 wickets from England. While Anderson, Leach and Archer took 2–2 wickets.
From India Rohit Sharma – 6, Shubhaman Gill – 29, Cheteshwar Pujar – 73, Virat Kohli – 11, Ajinkya Rahane – 1, Rishabh Pant – 91, Ravichandran Ashwin – 31, Shahbaz Nadeem – 0, Ishant Sharma – 4 and Jaspreet Bumrah was dismissed for zero. Washington Sundar scored an unbeaten 85 runs.
Playing XI of both teams
Team India Virat Kohli (captain), Ajinkya Rahane (vice-captain), Rohit Sharma, Cheteshwar Pujara, Shubman Gill, Ravichandran Ashwin, Rishabh Pant, Washington Sundar, Jaspreet Bumrah, Ishant Sharma and Shahbaz Nadeem.
England team: Joe Root (captain), Ollie Pope, Daniel Lawrence, Dominic Sibley, Ben Stokes, Chris Rory Burns, Jose Butler (wicketkeeper), Joffra Archer, James Anderson, Dominic Bess and Jack Leach.