England defeated India by 227 runs in the Chennai Test. India had a target of 420 runs in the fourth innings at the MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai but the entire team could not stand up to the deadly bowling of James Anderson and Jack Leach. On Tuesday, the Indian team’s struggle ended in the second session on the last day of the match. Captain Virat Kohli kept taking the iron alone but it was not enough.
Pujara returned cheaply
The Indian team had scored 39 runs by losing the wicket of Rohit Sharma by the end of the fourth day’s play. Team India started playing from here on the fifth day and young openers Shubman Gill and Cheteshwar Pujara led their innings by 12 runs. Pujara and Gill were in good partnership for the second wicket but Jack Leach was caught by Ben Stokes to dismiss Pujara. Pujara scored 15 runs in 38 balls with the help of a four. Shubman then moved up the innings with Virat and Shubman completed the third half-century of his career.
Gill went on to become a half-century
Shubman, however, could not last long after completing his half-century and was bowled by Anderson. Shubman scored 50 runs in 83 balls with the help of seven fours and a six. The vice-captain Ajikya Rahane, who landed as a new batsman, was bowled on Anderson’s ball without opening the account after playing three balls. Rishabh Pant, who played a better innings in the first innings, also could not do anything special and returned to the pavilion, caught by Root on Anderson’s ball. Pant scored 11 runs.
Washington becomes beautiful victim of Dom base
After this, Dom Bess caught Washington Sundar at the hands of Butler and gave India the sixth blow. Beautiful account opened without opening.
Ashwin became the third victim of Leach
Kohli and Ashwin shared a 64-run partnership. Ashwin was not scoring but he was giving good support to captain Kohli. But Leach ended the partnership. Ashwin attempted to cut one of his balls, but the ball went through the gloves and went to the gloves of wicketkeeper Jose Butler. Ashwin scored nine runs.
Stokes made Kohli bold
Virat Kohli scored 72 runs. He was bowled by Stokes. Stokes’ ball bounced back and crashed into Kohli’s off stump. The bounce in the ball was also low and Kohli lost it. Kohli hit 9 fours in his 104-ball innings.