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India vs England Highlights, 1st Test at Chennai, Day 2: Joe Root Double Lifts England to 555-8

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India vs England (test)

CONCLUDED

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1st Test test, MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai, 5th Day, 2nd Session

England

1st INN

578/10

(190.1) RR 3.04

2nd INN

178 /10

(46.3) 3.83

England Joe Root (C)
England beat India by 227 runs
India Virat Kohli (C)

India

1st INN

337/10

(95.5) RR 3.52

2nd INN

192 /10

(58.1) RR 3.3

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16:47 (IST)

India vs England Live Score ENG 555-8: Stumps! That would be the END of Day 2 and England go back to pavilion after they were let off multiple times on the field. Also, poor fielding compounded by some poor bowling. 19 NO BALLS!

16:31 (IST)

India vs England Live Score ENG 541-8: Long hard day for India and you would ask what else can go wrong?And then Rohit Sharma drops a sitter, yes SITTER off Washington Sundar. Dom Bess survives.

16:22 (IST)

India vs England Live Score ENG 536-8: Another brilliant over from Ishant Sharma there. He already had a couple of wickets to his name and now he almost had Dom Bess in trouble with that one which just tails in.

16:03 (IST)

India vs England Live Score ENG 528-8: That was a brilliant over from Ishant Sharma there. Two wickets off successive deliveries. In both instances, Ishant sent the off stump cart-wheeling. First Jos Buttler and then Jofra Archer.

15:55 (IST)

India vs England Live Score ENG 525-7: WICKET! Wow what a stunning delivery from Ishant Sharma. Squared Jos Buttler up who didn't offer a shot and saw his off-stump go cart-wheeling. So he departs for 30 and England's tail is now exposed.

15:50 (IST)

India vs England Live Score ENG 521-6: That's another NO BALL from Shahbaz Nadeem. Meanwhile it is the 16th NO BALL from India so far in the innings. Tells a lot about India's fate in Chennai Test so far. Meanwhile coming back to Nadeem he has got TWO wickets but that came with a huge premium.

15:37 (IST)

India vs England Live Score ENG 501-6: That's 500 for England and with that they now have a psychological advantage. Earlier in the over India made a vociferous appeal for a caught-behind for Jos Buttler that was turned down. The hosts almost pleaded with the umpire as there were no reviews left.

15:32 (IST)

India vs England Live Score ENG 496-6: That's another over from Shahbaz Nadeem and not much coming off it for India and as well as for England. Jos Buttler, who is playing his 50th Test, looks hungry for a big one. Kohli has brought in Washington Sundar into the attack, let's see if he can run through the tail.

15:23 (IST)

India vs England Live Score ENG 493-6: That's a couple of gorgeous boundaries from Jos Buttler. Similar shots to similar kind of deliveries, really. Ravi Ashwin bowls the first two balls of his over and keeps them very short and Buttler carves them to off side.

15:13 (IST)

India vs England Live Score ENG 482-6: Just a couple of overs since Root's departure and England were expected to up the ante. However, it hasn't been the case so far. Meanwhile Rishabh Pant continue to chirp his heart out from behind the stumps.

15:03 (IST)

India vs England Live Score ENG 477-6: OUT! Nadeen gets the big wicket of Root. Nadeem bowls the arm ball and it misses Root's bat and hits the pads. Umpire immediately raises his finger but Root reviews. However three reds later he has to walk and his innings has come to an end. 
 

14:59 (IST)

India vs England Live Score ENG 474-5: OUT! Ashwin gets the breakthrough and Pope has to depart. Ashwin gets one to straighten in and Pope misreads the line and it crashes into his pads. Looked plumb and the umpire doesn't hestitate.

14:35 (IST)

India vs England Live Score ENG 457-4: Hello and welcome back to the final session of Day 2. England have batted superbly and India's bowlers have toiled to little success. What's the visitor's approach going to be?

14:14 (IST)

India vs England Live Score ENG 454-4: And that is tea. England have absolutely dominated this session despite the removal of Stokes. Root notched up his double ton and Pope has looked solid thus far. India need a far better final session to stay alive in the Test.

13:59 (IST)

India vs England Live Score ENG 443-4: Double hundred for Joe Root! Fifth double hundred for the England skipper and it's also his 2nd double hundred in 3 Tests. What a player.

13:41 (IST)

India vs England Live Score ENG 416-4: India are desperate for a wicket and that is evident when they go for a speculative caught review off Pope. Nothing doing, says the review and India have lost all their reviews now.

13:32 (IST)

India vs England Live Score ENG 410-4: FOUR! Root decides to charge down the ground to Ashwin and absolutely smacks him down the ground for a boundary. Not much has changed for India since the Stokes wicket.

13:20 (IST)

India vs England Live Score ENG 401-4: The 400 is up for England now and they will be very pleased with that. Given they still have 6 wickets in hand, it wouldn't be a shock to see Pope and Root go for a few more risky shots now.

13:04 (IST)

India vs England Live Score ENG 395-4: England do have plenty of batting still left. India need to get more wickets, and fast.

12:47 (IST)

India vs England Live Score ENG 387-4: OUT! Nadeem gets the big wicket of Ben Stokes. Stokes goes for a big shot but picks put Pujara, who fumbles it but manages to hold on in the end. Exactly what India wanted.

India vs England Highlights, 1st Test at Chennai, Day 2: Joe Root Double Lifts England to 555-8

India vs England Live Score ENG 555-8: Stumps! That would be the END of Day 2 and England go back to pavilion after they were let off multiple times on the field. Also, poor fielding compounded by some poor bowling. 19 NO BALLS!

What to expect today? It's said that on Day 2, the pitch is at its best for batting. England would be looking to make the most of it and get a big total in the first innings, something Joe Root mentioned last evening. Given the unresponsive nature of this surface, it's going to be tough for the bowlers and India's plan will be to keep a check on the scoring rate if the wickets are not coming. The ball is still fairly new and the hosts would be hoping to make some early inroads this morning. A very crucial first hour coming up shortly.

We're getting ready for the second day's action. It was a remarkable opening day for England as their skipper led from the front and set the tone for the series. Joe Root put on a masterclass and carries his magnificent form from Sri Lanka. His partner in crime, Dom Sibley, also showed good progress and put on an innings full of courage and skill. Together, they made India sweat hard for two sessions and put on a double century partnership. The tourists are in a commanding position but there is a still long way to go in this match.

After a first-innings ton against India in the ongoing Test at Chennai, England skipper Joe Root became a part of an elite list involving the likes of Javed Miandad and Alvin Kallicharran. He is now part of the list of players who scored consecutive seventh consecutive fifty against India in the sub-continent.

Hello and welcome to our live coverage of Day 2 of the 1st Test between India and England at the MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chepauk in Chennai.

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IND vs ENG 1st Test Day 1 Recap 

England took the honours on Day 1 of the series opener in Chennai courtesy some dogged old-fashioned batting display by their opener Dom Sibley and a great hundred by captain and best batsman Joe Root. International cricket returned to India after a year and it was the visitors who dominated proceedings on the opening day which saw some classic textbook attritional Test cricket at the historic venue. After 89.3 overs in the heat and humidity at the MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai, 56 of which were bowled by spin, England had moved to 263 for 3 with Root undefeated on a majestic 128 off 197 balls.

England were given a solid start by their openers, Rory Burns and Dom Sibley who made use of a good toss won by their captain, Joe Root who had no hesitation in batting first. Ishant Sharma was brilliant in his comeback Test and bowled with pace and fire making the ball swing in both directions but with no real help from the placid Chennai pitch he could not get India the breakthrough with the new ball. Jasprit Bumrah, playing his first Test at home almost had Burns off the first ball he bowled in India but Rishabh Pant dropped a tough chance diving to his right.

Local boy, R Ashwin, India's greatest match-winner with the ball at home in Test cricket, was introduced early in the 8th over giving the seamers a respite in the Chennai heat and humidity. England scored just 37 in the first hour of play but more crucially had seen off the best of India's attack without losing a wicket. Both Burns and Sibley looked confident and assured at the crease, defended well against pace and spin and did not show any signs of nerves playing against India in India.

They left well but also put away the rare bad deliveries. The pair soon brought up the fifty stand in the 20th over - it was England's first half century partnership in 10 Test innings. They could not have chosen a more opportune time to come together and provide a good platform for the likes of Root, Stokes and Buttler - the first day of the four-Test series.

The duo had taken England to 63 before Burns, against the run of play, attempted an audacious reverse sweep off the bowling of Ashwin only to glove a sitter to Pant. India had their first breakthrough.

Bumrah made it a twin blow for the visitors when he had Dan Lawrence plumb leg before wicket to a sharp incoming delivery just a couple of overs later. From what was England's session for the first one and a half hours suddenly became India's and the visitors went into Lunch at 67 for 2 in 27 overs.

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RankTeamPointsRating
1 Australia 3028 116
2 New Zealand 2406 115
3 India 3085 114
4 England 4326 106
5 Sri Lanka 2454 91
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1 England 5405 123
2 India 6102 117
3 New Zealand 3716 116
4 Australia 4344 111
5 South Africa 3345 108
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1 England 6877 275
2 Australia 6800 272
3 India 10186 268
4 Pakistan 7516 259
5 South Africa 5047 252
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