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India suffer first home test loss in four years as England crush India by 227 runs

England beat India by a massive 227-run margin on the fifth and final day of the first Test at MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai. This was India’s first home test loss in four years.

Left-arm spinner Jack Leach and veteran speedster James Anderson bowled India for 192 in 58.1 overs in the second session of the day, while chasing a target of 420 runs.

Jack Leach took four wickets, James Anderson  bagged two and Jofra Archer, Dominic Bess and pacer Ben Stokes claimed one each.




England had earlier scored 578 runs in their first innings in reply to which India posted 337, thus conceding a lead of 241.

This was India’s first Test defeat at home since 2017 when they had suffered a 333-run loss against Australia.

England 578 1st Innings 

Joe Root 218 (377) & Dom Sibley 87 (286)
Jasprit Bumrah 3/84 (36) & Ravichandran Ashwin 3/146 (55.1)
India 337 1st Innings
Rishabh Pant 91 (88) & Washington Sundar 85* (138)
Dom Bess 4/76 (26) & James Anderson 2/46 (16.5)
England 178 2nd Innings
Joe Root 40 (32) & Ollie Pope 28 (32)
Ravichandran Ashwin 6/61 (17.3) & Shahbaz Nadeem 2/66 (15)
India 192 2nd Innings
Virat Kohli 72 (104) & Shubman Gill 50 (83)
Jack Leach 4/76 (26) & James Anderson 3/17 (11)