The Indian batsman, who was chasing a mountain-like chase of 420 by the visiting England, piled up just 192 runs.
Thanks to the excellent performance of captain Joe Root and the bowlers, England inflicted a humiliating defeat on India in the Chennai Test. Defeated by 227 runs in the first Test match to take a 1-0 lead in the four-match series.
In the match played in Chennai, England won the toss and elected to bat first which was vindicated by Captain Joe Root. The English captain scored a double century and scored 218 runs in the first innings. I scored 578 runs, including 87 by Dom Sibley and 82 by Ben Stokes.
For India, Ravi Chandran Eshwan and Jaspreet Bumrah took three wickets each while Ishant Sharma and Shahbaz Nadeem took two wickets each.
In reply, India lost four wickets for 73 runs, but thanks to the half-centuries of Chattiswar Pujara, Reshabh Pant and Washington Sundar, India managed to score 337 runs. Pant scored 91, Sundar 85 and Pujara 73 runs. Dome Base was the most successful bowler for England with 4 wickets. Despite taking the lead, England did not follow on and preferred to bat in the second innings.
In the second innings, the entire English team piled up 178 runs in an attempt to bat fast, Root scored 40 runs and remained the most successful batsman while Ashwin took 6 wickets. England defeated India by 420 runs to win the match. Before the end of the fourth day, the Indian team lost the services of Rohit Sharma. When the game started on the fifth day, India was shocked at the beginning of the day when veteran Chattiswar Pujara scored 15 runs. Became the second wicket of a leach.
After taking two wickets for 58 runs, captain Virat Kohli came to the aid of Shabman Gul and the two together took the score to 92. Gul scored a half century while maintaining his excellent form. Gill on the ball of James Anderson on the aggregate of 92. There was a strong appeal of LBW against him which was rejected by the field umpire and despite the review the umpires survived the call.
The umpires were not needed on the next ball and Anderson’s beautiful in-swing scattered Shabman Gul’s wickets. The Indian team had not even recovered from the loss when Anderson bowled Rahane on another beautiful ball after two balls. Australia’s hero Pant could not play a big innings in the second innings and he looked helpless in the face of Anderson’s experience when the wicket-keeper batsman could not understand a slow ball and the fielder standing on the short cover. He was caught while Sundar started walking without opening his account.
After losing 6 wickets, Ashwin came to the aid of captain Kohli and both added 54 runs for the seventh wicket. Ashwin was dismissed for 9 runs. India’s last hope of drawing the match was dashed when Ben Stokes scored 72 runs. Kohli was run out. The entire Indian team was bowled out for 192 in the second innings and England won by 227 runs to take a 1-0 lead in the series. Double century scorer Joe Root Declared the best player of the series.