Chennai: Joe Root led England to an emphatic 227-run win over India within the opening Take a look at on Tuesday, boosting their hopes of securing a uncommon sequence win towards the hosts on their very own patch.
Spinner Jack Leach claimed 4 wickets and paceman James Anderson three as India have been dismissed for 192 on the ultimate day whereas chasing a document 420 to win.
Victory was all of the extra spectacular for England because it got here only a month after India’s upset sequence triumph in Australia, the place they handed the hosts their first defeat at Brisbane’s Gabba floor since 1988.
England captain Root outfoxed India, on a excessive after that win, together with his bat and ways.
He grew to become the primary batsman to attain a double century in his one centesimal Take a look at as his 218 guided England to 578 within the first innings.
He was additionally the highest scorer with 40 within the second innings of 178.
India have been by no means within the chase after Leach struck early with the wicket of in a single day batsman Cheteshwar Pujara for 15 and Anderson additionally used his reverse swing on the carrying pitch.
Shubman Gill accomplished his third Take a look at fifty in simply his fourth sport earlier than Anderson took away his off-stump. Three balls later he cleaned up Ajinkya Rahane for nought.
Anderson received India’s first innings hero Pant for 11 and spinner Dom Bess chipped in with the wicket of Washington Sundar for nought as India slipped to 117-6.
India captain Virat Kohli fought a lone battle, reaching his twenty fourth Take a look at fifty earlier than being bowled by Ben Stokes on a supply that stayed low.
Leach and quick bowler Jofra Archer mixed to run by means of the tail.
Root got here into the Take a look at on the again of match-winning scores of 228 and 186 towards Sri Lanka final month.
India, who have been bowled out for 337 of their first innings, faltered within the document chase after Leach despatched again Rohit Sharma for 12 on the finish of day 4.
The second Take a look at begins Saturday with spectators allowed at Chennai’s M.A.Chidambaram Stadium — a primary for Indian cricket for the reason that coronavirus pandemic outbreak.