IND vs ENG 1st Test highlights: Root's ton lifts England; 263-3 at Stumps
The highlight of the England first innings was the 200-run partnership between Root and Sibley for the third wicket. Check India vs England 1st Test Day 1 highlights here
Captain Joe Root scored a century in his milestone 100th match as England ended Day 1 of the first Test against India on 263 for 3 at MA Chidambaram, Chennai on Friday. Root was batting on 128 at stumps after stitching 200 runs together with opener Dominic Sibley (87) for the third wicket. The day's play ended as soon as Sibley was dismissed by Jasprit Bumrah.
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The highlight of the England first innings was the 200-run partnership between Root and Sibley for the third wicket which put England in a strong position in the match after they batted first on a slow Chepauk pitch.
The duo came together just before the end of the morning session when England were at 63 for 2 and made the Indian bowlers toil for the remaining two sessions.
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Coming at number four, the 30-year-old Root dominated the partnership as he raced ahead of Sibley with an array of strokes. Root has hit 14 fours and a six from 197 balls while Sibley struck 12 boundaries off 286 deliveries in his innings.
For India, Bumrah took two wickets for 40 runs while Ravichandran Ashwin got one for 68 runs.
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Root becomes 9th player to score a ton in 100th Test match
England skipper Joe Root became the ninth batsman to slam a century in his 100th Test, on Day One of the first Test against India at the MA Chidambaram Stadium. It was the 10th instance of this feat occurring as former Australia captain Ricky Ponting is the only batsman to score centuries in both innings of his 100th Test, against South Africa in 2006.
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Root brought up his 20th century off 164 balls, with the help of 12 boundaries. This was his third century in as many Tests, with earlier two coming in Sri Lanka in the previous series that England won 2-0, just before the team reached India for this series.
Root also became only the third cricketer to play both his first and 100th Test match in the same country he was touring. Root
had made his debut in Nagpur in 2012 when England won the series 2-1. Friday's ton was his fifth one against India in 17
Colin Cowdrey (104 vs Australia in 1968), Javed Miandad (145 vs India in 1969), Gordon Greenidge (149 vs England in 1990), Alec Stewart (105 vs West Indies in 2000), Inzamam-ul-haq (184 vs India in 2004), Ricky Ponting (120 and 143 not out vs South Africa in 2006), Graeme Smith (131 vs England in 2012) and Hashim Amla (134 vs Sri Lanka in 2017) have earlier scored centuries in their 100th Test.
Day 1: India vs England 1st Test Scorecard
|Rory Burns||c Pant b Ashwin||33||60||2||0|
|Dominic Sibley||lbw b Bumrah||87||286||12||0|
|Dan Lawrence||lbw b Bumrah||0||6||0||0|
|Joe Root||not out||128||197||14||1|
Total: 263-3 in 89.3 Overs
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