Led by captain Joe Root, England beat Team India by 227 runs in the first Test. With this victory, England took a 1-0 lead in the four-match series. England had challenged India for 420 runs to win. Team India could score only 192 runs in reply. In the second innings, all the batsmen except Virat Kohli and Shubman Gill performed disappointingly. Local boy Washington Sundar, who remained unbeaten on 85 in the first innings, failed in the second innings.
Record of bad record in the name of beautiful
The first Test was played at the MA Chidambaram ground in Chennai. This ground is a beautiful home ground. Sundar played brilliantly at his home ground in the first innings. But he failed in the second inning. He couldn’t even crack a pumpkin. For the first time since 1994, Washington has become one of Team India’s top seven batsmen who can’t hit a pumpkin at home.
Great play in the first inning
All-rounder Washington Sundar battled for the fort after Team India’s set pair was eliminated in the first innings. However, he was not able to support the tail batsmen properly. Washington hit an unbeaten 85 off 138 balls with 12 fours and two sixes in the first innings.
This was India’s fourth consecutive defeat in the Tests under Virat Kohli. Since February 2020, a total of 4 Test matches have been played under the leadership of Team India Virat. India have lost all four of these matches. India have lost 2 times to New Zealand and 1 time each to Australia and England.
Meanwhile, the second Test of the Paytm Test series will be played at the same ground from February 13 to 17. Team India will be looking to make a strong comeback in this match. In this second match, the spectators will be able to enjoy the match by attending the stadium. Fifty percent of the total capacity fans will be able to attend the stadium.