India vs England (IND vs ENG) 1st Test Day 1 Highlights: Opting to bat, England finished the first day of the opening Test against India on Friday at 263/3, with Joe Root staying unbeaten on 128. Dominic Sibley and Root put on a 200-run partnership between them which stretched across all sessions of the day. It was finally ended by Jasprit Bumrah off the last ball of the day.
The India-England cricket series starting on Friday in Chennai marks the first international sport in India since the onset of the coronavirus pandemic. India is coming off a remarkable comeback series win in Australia with a depleted squad, and will have back captain Virat Kohli after a six-week paternity leave. Kohli amassed 655 runs in five Tests against England when it last visited in 2016-17, leading India to a 4-0 win. A 2-1 or better win would put India in the inaugural world Test championship final against New Zealand in England in June. England need a 3-0 win to stand a chance of making the final.
1st Test, MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai, 05 Feb, 2021