India Vs England Chennai Test: Team India has suffered a crushing defeat in the Chennai Test match being played between India and England. In the very first match of the series, England defeated India by 227 runs. England had set India a target of 420 runs in the fourth innings. In reply, the entire Indian team was bundled out for 192 runs. Captain Virat Kohli scored the highest 72 runs. Jack Leach was the most successful bowler for England. He took 4 wickets. The Indian team has lost a Test match at home after four years. Earlier in 2017, Australia defeated Team India in Pune.
Biggest defeat by England at home
India has suffered the biggest defeat in terms of runs at home against England. Earlier in 2006, England had defeated the Indian team by 212 runs in Mumbai. This is England’s sixth consecutive win in Tests outside home.
India’s streak of invincibility in 14 matches at home is broken
With this match played at the MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai, the Indian team’s order of being unbeaten at home for the last 14 matches has been broken. Team India lost the last home Test against Australia on 23 February 2017 in Pune. After which out of the 14 matches played, India won 11 while three matches were drawn. At the same time, England has won after 35 years in India’s Chalafa Chennai.
England on top in Test Championship
With a 227-run win against India, England have not only taken the lead in the series, but the visiting team has also reached the top of the ICC Test Championship points table. After the Chennai Test, England is at number one with 442 points. England has won a total of 11 matches in the 6 series played in the Test Championship, while they lost 4 and drew 3 matches. At the same time, after this defeat, the Indian team has come at number four in the table with 430 points. The New Zealand team has already confirmed a place in the Test Championship final to be held at Lord’s on 18 June.
bowler dominated on the last day
The England bowlers completely dominated the Indian batsmen on the last day of the Test match. On the last day, India needed 381 runs to win, while they had 9 wickets to save the defeat. But apart from Virat Kohli and Shubman Gill, none of the Indian batsmen could survive. Both Gill and Virat played half-centuries, but the other batsmen could not get along.