England vs India 1st Test at Chennai, 05 Feb, 2021

Toss: England, who chose to bat
England 578/10 (190.1)  &  178/10 (46.3)
India 337/10 (95.5)  &  192/10 (58.1)
England won by 227 runs
Man of the Match: Joe Root

    Over 55.4 Jack Leach tossed up delivery to Jasprit Bumrah, Boundary! Moves across and swings it over mid-wicket and the ball raced away to the fence for four.

    Over 55.5 Jack Leach tossed up delivery to Jasprit Bumrah, 4 byes sits down to sweep it to the leg-side but the ball spins and bounces over his top-edge, bisecting Buttler and Stokes.

    Over 57.6 Jack Leach tossed up delivery to Ishant Sharma, no run, stretches forward and drops it dead near his feet.

    England won by 227 runs and lead the series with 1-0

    Virat Kohli (IND): I don't think we put enough pressure on them with the ball in the first half. Collectively as a bowling unit, fast bowlers and Ash, were good in the first innings but we also needed to contain a few more runs and create pressure. Having said that, it was a slow wicket and not helping the bowlers which made it easy for the batsmen to rotate strike and get into the game. Just looked like not much happening in it on the first two days. But credit to England, they got stuck in and put up a big total on the board. Our body language and intensity was not up to the mark, the second innings we were much better.

    Joe Root (ENG) Player of the Match: Crucial toss but from that point we had to follow through and make the most of a very good wicket. We did that very well. To take 20 wickets in alien conditions is a brilliant job from the bowlers. Knew from the outset it was going to be a good wicket. The first partnership got us going. Different stages guys came in and contributed. That's got to be the way - if we're going to win out here someone has to do that. Fortunately, it was me this week. We know that India are going to come back hard at us. The idea was to get to 400. Didn't quite materialize like that. But having spent some time out there, I knew the wicket had changed drastically and knew it was going to change again. Wanted to take India's win out of the equation. As a bowling group, we didn't want to worry about the run rate. Standing here, having won the first game is very pleasing. The way he goes about things, challenging himself constantly and getting better all the time even at 38. He's a great role model to the rest of the group. His skill level is right up there with anyone we've ever seen.