Joe Root, Jack Leach shine as England beat India by 227 run in 1st Test

Published on Feb 09, 2021 10:33 PM IST
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England inflicted on India its first home loss in four years by overwhelming the host on the last day of the first test and winning by 227 runs on Tuesday. India, handed a 420-run target to win but batting for a draw, was bowled out for 192 half an hour before tea. Fast bowler James Anderson turned England’s fortunes in his first over of the day with genius inswingers. He bowled Shubman Gill with his second delivery and Ajinkya Rahane with his fifth to reduce India to 92-4 in the morning session. Virat Kohli was comfortable in his first test after paternity leave, scoring 72 until he was undone by a Ben Stokes in-cutter that kept low. Spinner Jack Leach cleaned up with 4-76 and Jofra Archer sealed the win by dismissing Jasprit Bumrah. Watch the full video for more details.

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