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India vs England 1st Test Day 5 Highlights: India lose first Test at home since 2017

India vs England (IND vs ENG) 1st Test Day 5 Highlights: James Anderson (3/17) tore through the Indian middle order as England won by 227 runs.

By: Sports Desk |
Updated: February 9, 2021 1:56:15 pm

India vs England (IND vs ENG) 1st Test Day 5 Highlights: India were bowled out for 192 on the fifth and final day of the first Test in Chennai, losing by 227 runs against England on Tuesday.

They lost five wickets in the morning session as James Anderson (3/17) bowled a vintage spell of reverse swing. Virat Kohli (72) and Shubman Gill (50) were the highest scorers in the Indian fourth innings. England, who had posted a mammoth 578 in the first innings, bowled India out for 337 but opted against enforcing the follow-on at Chennai’s MA Chidambaram Stadium on Day 4. The tourists had walked out to bat instead and were bowled out for 178 an hour before stumps, baffling many by their refusal to declare which would have given them more time to bowl out India.

India v England Test Series 2021

1st Test, MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai, 05 Feb, 2021

IND 337 / 10 (95.5)


ENG 578 / 10 (190.1)

IND 192 / 10 (58.1)

2nd Inn

ENG 178 / 10 (46.3)

Ishant Sharma5 15
Jofra Archer9.1 23 1
Jack Leach26.0 76 4

England win by 227 runs

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India vs England 1st Test Day 5 Highlights:

13:38 (IST)09 Feb 2021

England now lead the four-test series 1-0. This is a superb win for England - their sixth in a row on the road - as India lose a Test at home for the first time since 2017.

India have now lost 4 Tests on the spin under Kohl's captaincy.

No Englishman has won more Tests as captain than Joe Root.

13:34 (IST)09 Feb 2021
England win 1st Test by 227 runs

India seemed to be all out. Ishant's stumps seemed to have been dislodged. England were celebrating the win, but replays showed the stumps had already been broken before the delivery. So we go again. A few balls later, Archer does finish it off. Bumrah outside edges. India are all out for 192. England win by 227 runs.

13:22 (IST)09 Feb 2021
Nadeem falls

Nadeem edges one off Leach, Burns collects the catch, Wicket number 9 falls. Another batsman departs for a duck. India down to their last wicket now. Ishant and Bumrah delaying the inevitable.

IND 183/9

13:17 (IST)09 Feb 2021
Kohli out for 72

Kohli is bowled by Stokes. England are almost there! Kohli misses the line, the ball clatters his off stump, Stokes gets his first wicket. Kohli falls for 72, the highest score in this sinking Indian innings.

IND 179/8

13:00 (IST)09 Feb 2021
Leach traps Ashwin

Ashwin's resistance ends. Leach gets an outside edge off his bat as he slashes loosely. Buttler collects. Ashwin is out for 9. Kohli is joined by Nadeem. 

IND 171/7

12:53 (IST)09 Feb 2021
Anderson still threatens

Anderson's swing keeps causing some trouble. Both batsmen survive edges. Against the spinner, both batsmen are stepping out to meet the pitch of the ball.

IND 165/6

12:33 (IST)09 Feb 2021
50 for Kohli

Kohli completes his half-century. Off 74 balls. His 24th in Tests. 

12:28 (IST)09 Feb 2021
Kohli, Ashwin build partnership

Anderson bowls from the other end. He also bowls a bouncer at Ashwin, which strikes his shoulder. The tall offie continues to be in the firing line. Leach is met by a four driven down the ground by Kohli.

IND 153/6

12:14 (IST)09 Feb 2021
Afternoon session

Kohli and Ashwin stride out to begin what could be a hard session. Leach bowls the first over. England need 4 more wickets to clinch this 1st Test.

11:33 (IST)09 Feb 2021
Lunch - India 140/6

Ashwin is smashed on the helmet! Archer is peppering him! The ball hits his helmet and goes for four leg byes. The physio comes rushing back out again. India are saved by the bell. At Lunch, India are 140/6, 280 runs away from England. Kohli unbeaten on 45, Ashwin on 2.

11:28 (IST)09 Feb 2021
Ashwin's hands under fire

Three consecutive fours are hit by Kohli as Bess continues from the other end. The spinner lobbing a few full tosses at the Indian skipper and getting the treatment for it. In the next over, Archer fires in another bouncer which crashes into Ashwin's gloves. He is in pain. They physio is out. Kohli is helping him with his gloves.

IND 140/6

11:17 (IST)09 Feb 2021
Archer back for one final spell in morning session

Ashwin joins Kohli and plays more on the backfoot, trying to meet the spin of Bess. Anderson (3/8 in 7 overs) is replaced by Jofra Archer for one last spell in the session. Kohli chips a four past the bowler down the ground. Archer fires in a bouncer at Ashwin, which gets an edge but lands safe. Kohli has a word with Ashwin. 

IND 126/6

11:02 (IST)09 Feb 2021
Sundar out

Sundar comes in at 7. But his stay lasts just 5 balls. Bess gets an outside edge to go through to the keeper. Kohli is seeing a parade of partners come and go. India in a huge crisis. 

IND 117/6

10:54 (IST)09 Feb 2021
Pant out - Anderson (3/7) changes match around

Pant drills a dour through the covers against Leach. But then Anderson does it again! Rishabh Pant gets a leading edge to a slower cutter. He falls for 11. India are half down for 110 and are now officially trying to save the Test. Anderson's figures at the moment 3/7.

IND 110/5

10:46 (IST)09 Feb 2021
India cross 100

Pant cracks a four through the covers against Anderson. Kohli flicks Leach for three runs in the next over to get India past 100. Pant then plays a reverse sweep against Leach but misses the line.

IND 104/4

10:27 (IST)09 Feb 2021
Rahane out - Anderson rips through India

Huge appeal for LBW against Rahane immediately. Another inswinger from Anderson. England Review - they are sure they have got another wicket, but Umpire's Call saves Rahane. Next ball, Anderson goes through Rahane's defence to uproot his off stump. Anderson is on fire! India's batting order is suddenly in danger of being singed.

IND 92/4

10:23 (IST)09 Feb 2021
Gill departs for 50

Gill gets to his 50, off 81 balls. England make a change - James Anderson bowls for the first time in the day. And he makes a big impact in his first over! An inswinger rips through Gill's defence and clatters into his furniture. Another disaster for India. Rahane joins Kohli.

IND 92/3

10:15 (IST)09 Feb 2021
India's approach indicates result on cards in 1st Test

Gill lofts Bess for a six on the leg side. Kohli turns a one into a two with a push down to fine leg. The skipper is also looking to step out of his crease once in a while. From the look of things, India will be going for the win. They have a run rate of 4 so far on Day 5. England still stick to their spin attack.

IND 87/2

10:06 (IST)09 Feb 2021
Gill in attacking mode

Bess replaces Archer from one end following Leach's success. Gill welcomes him into the attack like he had welcomed Leach - with a four drilled down the ground. Another four by Gill lofted to the leg side two balls later. Kohli looks to get himself in.

IND 69/2

09:56 (IST)09 Feb 2021
Pujara out for 15

Pujara is out, falling to Leach's turn. An outside edge is drawn and Stokes takes the catch at slip. Pujara goes for 15. Leach is causing some early trouble on Day 5. Kohli joins Gill.

IND 58/2