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No Fear No Favour

England thrashed India by 227 runs to take 1-0 lead in the four-match series.

Byline By- Vinayak Heliwal

England defeated India by 227 runs in the Chennai Test to register their first test victory on Indian soil after more than eight years.

With the emphatic 227 runs Victory England took a 1-0 lead in the 4-Test series. Further this is India’s first defeat in a Test Match on home soil after four years.

India also slipped to the No.4 spot in ICC World Test Championship standings after England bowled the hosts for 192 on Day 5 to win the Chennai Test.

Meanwhile, a huge win over India has propelled England to the top of the ICC World Test Championship Standings.

Chasing a mammoth total of 420, India resumed the final day’s play at 39/1 hoping for another Sydney like Miracle at the Chepauk but there was no such miracle on the show this time as legendary Englishman James Anderson scalped the Indian batting lineup in the first session to put Virat Kohli’s team under pressure early on.

Kohli was the lone warrior for India in the second innings with his 72 runs, but go assistance from the other end which led to India’s downfall on a deteriorating pitch at the Chepauk.

Jack Leach picked four while Anderson picked up three important wickets to put India on the back foot.

India who were riding high on confidence before this game after their historic series win in Australia now needs to think about the next Test which will also be played in Chennai from February 13.

oe Root was declared as the man of the match. Joe Root scored a brilliant 218 runs in the first innings. Joe Root now holds the record for most Test Wins for England under his captaincy

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