Howdy welcome to Cricrp for live coverage of India vs England, First Test on the M.A. Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai.
9:00 am – Toss Time: England wins the toss and chooses to bat first
Live Score (IST 3:48 PM)
ENG 205/2 (74)
England 2/zero after 2 overs: Dropped! Rishabh Pant misses a low chance.
Bumrah practically has a wicket off his first Test delivery in India! Not the very best of balls as he slides one down in the direction of the onside. The ball finds the sting of Burns and slides all the way down to the Pant who misses the low likelihood to his left. The ball clips his hand and strikes away as Pant winces in ache.
India vs England 2021 Live Score
England 1/0 after 1 over:
A positive begin from Ishant Sharma and India. Ishant is on the cash from ball one and assaults the off-stump first up.
9:30 am – England openers Rory Burns and Dom Sibley are strolling in the direction of the centre. Ishant Sharma is warming up with a run-in!
|The England group are carrying black armbands in respect of inspirational battle veteran and fundraising hero Captain Sir Tom Moore, who died aged 100 earlier this week after being admitted to hospital with coronavirus.|
9:24 am – The groups have lined up for the nationwide anthem.
We’re a few moments away from the motion!
9:13 am – A few houses Test debutants for India in Jasprit Bumrah, Washington Sundar and Shubman Gill. In the meantime, England has ignored the veteran Stuart Broad and all-rounder Moeen Ali who had a superb outing right here 4 years in the past. Dan Lawrence is available in as a final minute change with the injured Zak Crawley dominated out to harm.
It is an exhausting surface… would have batted first too. Good cricketing wicket. I am available in, Ishant, Nadeem, Washington, Ashwin each begin. We play two offices and a left-arm spinner Nadeem who’s enjoying his second match.
The wicket will deteriorate, and we wish to make good use of it within the first innings. It is a massive problem and the boys must relish it.
Rory Burns, Dom Sibley, Dan Lawrence, Joe Root (c), Ben Stokes, Ollie Pope, Jos Buttler (wk), Dom Bess, Jofra Archer, Jack Leach, James Anderson
Rohit Sharma, Shubman Gill, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli (c), Ajinkya Rahane, Rishabh Pant (wk), R Ashwin, W Sundar, Jasprit Bumrah, Ishant Sharma, Shahbaz Nadeem
8:55 am –
Skipper Joe Root and wicketkeeper are offered with particular caps forward of their milestone Test. Joe Root (100th Test) and Jos Buttler (50th Test) have been presented with special caps in
Jasprit Bumrah will characteristic in his first Test match at the house. The slingy paceman has 79 wickets from 17 checks abroad.
– Since Bumrah’s debut in Jan 2018, he has picked the most wickets abroad within the final three years. He’s adopted by fellow pacers Shami and Ishant Sharma.
|Most wickets away from home (since 2018): Bumrah (79), Shami (61), Ishant (53), Cummins (51)|
|UPDATE: Axar Patel has been dominated out of the primary Test. Shahbaz Nadeem and Rahul Chahar have been added to the squad. A BCCI media launch said that the 27-year-old complained of ache in his left knee throughout the group‘s non-compulsory apply session on Thursday.|
Joe Root will characteristic in his 100th Test for England in the present day. Curiously, the England captain made his Test debut towards India in 2012 at Nagpur and in addition performed his 50th Test in Vizag in 2016! Root will turn into the 15th Englishman to the milestone.
Root vs India in Tests:
India vs England at Chepauk: Played – 9 Won Ind – 5 Won Eng – 3 Draw – 1
Ishant Sharma is three wickets away from being the sixth Indian and third quick bowler to choose 300 Test wickets.
Ishant’s numbers thus far:
Group India returns to motion in whites after an epoch-making tour Down Beneath in Australia. An Indian facet with out its talismanic skipper, Virat Kohli, scripted a story like no different in latest Test reminiscence for the followers.
Two weeks later, India embarks on its first home series of the last decade because it takes on an upbeat English facet that received its tour to Sri Lanka in convincing vogue.
With the return of the captain Kohli, tempo spearhead Ishant Sharma and Hardik Pandya who will probably be up for choice, India clearly begins the series because the favorite with a World Test Championship closing state of affairs nonetheless open for either side.
Skipper Joe Root, Ben Stokes, Moeen Ali, Jos Buttler, pacers Anderson and Broad had been a part of the horrendous tour to the sub-continent in 2016/17 and the group has scaled new heights ever since.
With an inexperienced top-order coming beneath the pump within the recently-concluded Sri Lanka series, the likes of Dom Sibley, Rory Burns, Ollie Pope and Dan Lawrence will probably be eyeing to be taught the craft and finesse from skipper Root in hostile situations.
Final meeting on the venue:
India took on England at Chennai within the fifth and closing Test of the 2016 series the place the host steam-rolled England by an innings victory. India went previous England’s first innings complete of 467 with a mammoth 759/7 (India’s highest Test complete), courtesy a whirlwind 303* from Karun Nair and a 199 from KL Rahul to guide the proceedings. Indian then bowled out England for 207 as Ravindra Jadeja’s 7/48 broke the English fightback.
What they said-
“We are going to attempt to give as many choices as attainable so far as bowling mixture is worried. Guys (Bowlers) being able to bat as nicely, that has been the sample of success for us in house situations over a previous couple of years. It’s a regular Chepauk pitch. Fairly a pleasant batting observe, with spinners getting help ultimately within the sport. However, the observe is nice sufficient for the quick bowlers additionally. It’s a usually good cricketing wicket.” – Virat Kohli on the Chepauk pitch and why Axar Patel obtained the nod of forwarding of Shahbaz Nadeem for the Test series.
“Having performed towards him as nicely and being on the incorrect finish of him, making some large scores and been on the market for lengthy intervals of time, you recognize you be taught from these sorts of innings. And you’ve got seen his significance, the worth that he provides to the Indian group, he’s going to be an enormous wicket for us, little doubt about that.” – Joe Root on the significance of Cheteshwar Pujara’s wicket for England throughout the series.
Virat Kohli (c), Rohit Sharma, Shubman Gill, Mayank Agarwal, Cheteshwar Pujara, Ajinkya Rahane (vc), Rishabh Pant (wk), Wriddhiman Saha (wk), Hardik Pandya, KL Rahul, Jasprit Bumrah, Ishant Sharma, Mohammed Siraj, Shardul Thakur, R Ashwin, Kuldeep Yadav, Washington Sundar, Axar Patel
Joe Root, Jofra Archer, Moeen Ali, James Anderson, Dom Bess, Stuart Broad, Rory Burns, Jos Buttler, Ben Foakes, Dan Lawrence, Jack Leach, Ben Stokes, Olly Stone, Chris Woakes