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England thrash India by 227 runs in 1st Test

Source: Twitter (ICC)

In-form England on Tuesday thrashed India by 227 runs in the first Test here at the MA Chidambaram Stadium and took a 1-0 lead in the four-match series.

After setting India a 420-run target, England bowled India out for 192 in 58.1 overs, with left-arm spinner Jack Leach taking four wickets and speedster James Anderson three.

India started the day at 39/1, but it didn’t take England long to send the hosts in a state of horror as they picked five wickets in the first session that included Pujara, Gill, Rahane, Pant, and Sundar.

While Indian captain Virat Kohli added 54 runs with Ravichandran Ashwin and architected an innings of 72 England managed to finish the game before tea.

The second Test will be played at the same venue from Saturday.

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