The first match of the four-Test series is being played between India and England at the MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai. Today, the second day of play has been started and England is 280 for 3 (continued. The first day of the match was named after the guest team, where they scored 263 for the loss of three wickets while playing all day.
Captain Joe Root made a brilliant century in his 100th Test for the team and still on the pitch. Apart from him, opener Dominic Sibley also played a brilliant inning of 87 runs. On the first day, India’s fast bowler Jasprit Bumrah took 2 wickets while R Ashwin bagged one wicket.
Captain Joe Root is unbeaten on 135 for England. They are supported by Ben Stokes. Team captain Virat Kohli was seen talking to the players before the second day’s game started.
England’s Playing XI: Rory Burns, Dominic Sibley, Daniel Lawrence, Joe Root (captain), Ben Stokes, Ollie Pope, Jose Butler, Dominic Bess, Joffra Archer, Jack Leach, James Anderson.
India’s Playing XI: Rohit Sharma, Shubman Gill, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli (Captain), Ajinkya Rahane, Rishabh Pant, Washington Sundar, R Ashwin, Ishant Sharma, Jaspreet Bumrah, Shahbaz Nadeem.
— ESPNcricinfo (@ESPNcricinfo) February 5, 2021