Another Spirit of Cricket moment arose in the cricketing fraternity when Indian skipper Virat Kohli helped English skipper Joe Root ease through the cramps that the latter suffered while batting on Day 1 of the Chennai Test. The England Cricket Team won the toss in Chennai and elected to bat first as cricket marked its return in India after more than a year.
The Indian bowlers kept bowling in tight areas but the English openers, Rory Burns and Dominic Sibley were defiant enough to score 63 runs for the first wicket. Ravichandran Ashwin first picked Rory Burns and then Jasprit Bumrah, blew away Daniel Lawrence, giving two quick breakthroughs to team India.
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After the quick wickets of Burns and Lawrence, Dominic Sibley and Joe Root stiched a steady partnership for the visitors. Joe Root, the English skipper continued his fine form from Sri Lanka and scored his 20th Test century, becoming the 10th batsman to score a ton on his 100th Test match.
After Roots, century, he took the charge and kept hitting the Indian bowlers all over the park. However, a brilliant spirit of cricket moment appeared in between Joe Root and Virat Kohli when Root seemed to be struggling with a muscle pull. After smashing Ravichandran Ashwin for a six, Root fell to the ground limping with cramps. Virat Kohli came to his rescue and helped him ease through the pain.
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Team India Give A Late Blow To England
The England Cricket Team cruised throughout day 1 of the Chennai Test. After the early fall of Burns and Lawrence, Dominic Sibley and Root stitched a 200-run partnership between them to put the visitors in commanding position. Jasprit Bumrah once again proved to be the main man for Virat Kohli as he broke the partnership after 200 runs.
Bumrah caught Sibley right in front of the wickets and the latter departed on 87 runs, missing his century by 13 runs. The wicket delivery proved to be the last ball of the day as England are now in the driver’s seat at the end of the play on Day 1. England have scored 263 runs on Day 1 and they still have 7 wickets in hand.