The 1st test between India and England is getting interesting due to the competitive nature of both the teams. In the 1st innings of the match, England team struggled to get going and were bundled out for a score of 183. The captain Joe Root has been terrific for the team with his consistency and scored a half-century. Then, the bowlers did their work but the visitors stretched their lead to 95 runs, with the impactful knock of KL Rahul and Ravindra Jadeja.
The Indian bowlers have been average in the 2nd innings against the England batters. After dismissing Rory Burns and Crawley early, the players like Sibley and Joe Root stitched a crucial partnership of 89 runs which laid the platform for the home team.
Then, Joe Root and Bairstow with their experience helped the team to further increase the lead. The wicket of Jonny Bairstow brought a new energy into the Indian camp, where Siraj also gave a nice send-off. Jonny scored 30 runs before his departure.
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The captain of the England team, Joe Root got support of other players like Sibley, Bairstow, and Lawrence and is batting on a score of 96. The England team has a lead of 140 runs in total, which need to be further increased for the strong Indian batting line-up.
At the crease, Root along with Jos Buttler is also present and with Sam Curran still to come, the England team need to be confident and take a lead of minimum 250 runs to put pressure on the Indian team in the 2nd innings on the final day of the test match.
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