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IND Vs ENG, 1st Test: Jack Leach, James Anderson Help England Thrash India By 227 Runs - Highlights

Jack Leach took 4/76, while James Anderson snared 3/17 as England blew away India on the final day to post sixth win in a row away from home.Catch the highlights of IND vs ENG

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IND Vs ENG, 1st Test: Jack Leach, James Anderson Help England Thrash India By 227 Runs - Highlights
James Anderson celebrates after taking a wicket against India in Chennai on Tuesday.
IND Vs ENG, 1st Test: Jack Leach, James Anderson Help England Thrash India By 227 Runs - Highlights
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2021-02-09T14:22:25+05:30

A determined England humbled India by 227 runs in the opening Test to take a 1-0 lead in the four-match series here on Tuesday. Set a world record 420-run target to go one up in the rubber on the fifth day, India were bowled out for 192 in the second session after captain Virat Kohli's 72 off 104 balls on an MA Chidambaram surface, where batting wasn't the easiest of tasks. Veteran pacer James Anderson (3/17) and left-arm spinner Jack Leach (4/76) shared seven wickets between them to complete a memorable win for England after skipper Joe Root led a strong first-innings batting display with a magnificent double century. Kohli was the lone hope left for India after opener Shubman Gill (50) had batted beautifully but was sent back by Anderson just when he looked set for a big one. And When Ben Stokes bowled the India captain, it was as good as over for the home team that entered the series after its incredible triumph in Australia.  While Gill hit seven fours and a six in his fluent knock, Kohli struck nine boundaries during his stay in the middle. However, with India left to climb a mountain, their efforts were never going to be enough. Anderson was terrific with his three-wicket burst in seven overs, including four maidens. Leach, Dom Bess and Stokes also enjoyed some success. The 38-year-old Anderson showed why he is considered a master of reverse swing, cleaning up Gill (50) and Ajinkya Rahane (0) in the same over with deliveries that came in sharply. India began the day at 39 for one, trailing by 381 runs. Brief Scores: England: 578 and 178. India 337 & 192 all out in 58.1 overs (Shubman Gill 50, Virat Kohli 72; James Anderson 3/17, Jack Leach 4/76 ).   Catch the highlights of India vs England 1st Test match here.

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You need your bowling unit to step up and perform more collectively. We're always learning as a side. England were ready for the grind:  Virat Kohli.

Crucial toss (to win) but from that point we had to follow through and make the most. We did that very well. To take 20 wickets in alien conditions is a brilliant job: Joe Root



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