India fell behind 1-0 on this four-match sequence in opposition to England after excellent performances from Joe Root and James Anderson, however the hosts have responded with a completely dominant displaying within the second Take a look at.
Virat Kohli’s facet are heading in the right direction for an emphatic victory on a turning Chennai wicket, with England struggling on 53/3 of their second innings on the shut on day three, after being set the unlikely goal of 482 to win.
Rohit Sharma’s masterful 161 had led India to 329 within the first innings, with England collapsing to 134 all-out in reply on a spinning floor which has been broadly criticised.
Nonetheless, Ravichandran Ashwin confirmed it’s attainable to prosper within the circumstances as he struck an excellent century on his dwelling floor in India’s second innings of 286, together with 14 fours and a six.
Rory Burns, Dominic Sibley and nightwatchman Jack Leach fell to Ashwin and Axar Patel earlier than the shut of day three, leaving Root’s facet staring down the barrel of a complete defeat.
It’s a far cry from England’s first Take a look at heroics, when an astonishing spell of reverse swing from Anderson led the vacationers to a well-known fifth-day, 227-run victory.
Previous to England’s win, India had misplaced simply one in all their final 35 matches on dwelling turf courting again to 2012, and Anderson’s magnificent work within the morning session made it a actuality, dismissing Shubman Gill and Ajinkya Rahane in an over which is able to go down as one of the compelling in current historical past.
Root additionally led from the entrance with an impressive first-innings double-hundred. The victory meant his facet had gained six consecutive abroad video games, together with visits to South Africa and Sri Lanka, their greatest streak away from dwelling since 1914. Nonetheless that profitable streak appears to be like sure to finish at six given India’s second Take a look at dominance.
India vs England tour fixtures
Take a look at sequence
- 1st T20 – March 12 (Ahmedabad), 19:00 native – 13:30 GMT
- 2nd T20 – March 14 (Ahmedabad), 19:00 native – 13:30 GMT
- third T20 – March 16 (Ahmedabad), 19:00 native – 13:30 GMT
- 4th T20 – March 18 (Ahmedabad), 19:00 native – 13:30 GMT
- fifth T20 – March 20 (Ahmedabad), 19:00 native – 13:30 GMT
- 1st ODI, March 23 (Pune), 13:30 native – 08:00 GMT
- 2nd ODI, March 26 (Pune), 13:30 native – 08:00 GMT
- third ODI, March 28 (Pune), 13:30 native – 09:00 BST
How you can watch England vs India reside
Channel 4 is the broadcaster of the England-India Take a look at sequence after a long-running TV rights bidding struggle that included as much as six firms.
There had been intense negotiations between Star Sports activities in India, which owns the rights to the sequence, and UK broadcasters. Each BT Sport and Sky Sports activities made bids for the sequence, however Channel 4 triumphed and is displaying the matches on Channel 4 and All 4, its on-demand service.
What radio station is it on?
talkSPORT is the radio broadcaster for the tour with ball-by-ball protection on talkSPORT 2. The published group contains regulars Darren Gough, Mark Nicholas, Mark Butcher, Matt Prior, Steve Harmison, Gareth Batty, Alex Tudor, Neil Manthorp, Jarrod Kimber, Jon Norman, Man Swindells and Andrew McKenna.
England squad for first two Checks
Joe Root (capt), Jofra Archer, Moeen Ali, James Anderson, Dom Bess, Stuart Broad, Rory Burns, Jos Buttler, Zak Crawley, Ben Foakes, Dan Lawrence, Jack Leach, Dom Sibley, Ben Stokes, Olly Stone, Chris Woakes.
Reserves: James Bracey, Mason Crane, Saqib Mahmood, Matthew Parkinson), Ollie Robinson, Amar Virdi.
India squad for first two Checks
Virat Kohli (capt), Ajinkya Rahane, Rohit Sharma, Cheteshwar Pujara, Shubman Gill, Mayank Agarwal, Rishabh Pant, Wriddhiman Saha, Hardik Pandya, KL Rahul, R Ashwin, Washington Sundar, Kuldeep Yadav, Washington Sundar, Axar Patel, Jasprit Bumrah, Ishant Sharma, Mohammed Siraj, Shardul Thakur.