The first day of the first Test in Chennai between India and England continues. Batting first after winning the toss, England has scored 140+ runs after losing 2 wickets. Captain Joe Root and Dominic Sibley are at the crease. Root hit his 50th half-century in his 100th Test. He scored 426 runs in the 2 Tests of the last series against Sri Lanka. With this Test, he has scored 470+ runs in 5 innings so far.
Sibli made her fourth fifty of the Test career. This is his second consecutive fifty. Earlier, he scored 56 runs in the second innings of the Gaul Test against Sri Lanka. Root and Sibli have put England in a strong position by partnering 90+ runs for the third wicket so far. In the second session, no wicket was dropped by the English team. Root and Sibli together scored 73 runs in 30 overs between lunch and tea time.
Burns and Sibley give England a good start
Earlier, Rory Burns and Sibley gave England a good start. Both shared a 63-run partnership for the first wicket. England suffered the first blow as Rory Burns. He scored 33 runs. He was caught by Ravichandran Ashwin at the hands of wicketkeeper Rishabh Pant. At the same time, Daniel Lawrence returned to the pavilion at zero. He was LBWed by Jaspreet Bumrah.
Root scored 50+ runs in 7 consecutive Tests in India
Root has played 7 Tests in India against India. He has scored fifty or more runs in any one innings of all these Tests. His highest score in India is 124, which he scored in 2016 in Rajkot.
Bumrah played Test in India after playing most Test abroad
Jasprit Bumrah is playing Test matches in India for the first time. From their debut
Till now 17 Tests have been played abroad. Among Indian players, he broke the record of Javagal Srinath. Srinath played the first match in India after playing 12 Tests abroad. RP Singh 11, Sachin Tendulkar and Ashish Nehra played the first match in India after playing 10-10 Tests, the most overseas.
Third youngest player to play Root 100th Test
This is the 100th Test of British Captain Joe Root. He is the 15th England cricketer to achieve this feat. Root is the third-youngest player to play 100 Tests. The routes are currently 30 years 37 days. The record of playing 100 Tests at the youngest is named after former England captain Alastair Cook. He played the 100th Test at the age of 28 years 353 days.