India vs England: Why India Lost Their First Test in Chennai
England beat India in the first of the four-test match series. India will be looking forward to making a comeback in the 2nd test and level the series 1-1.#INDvsENG #EngvsInd #England https://t.co/fDQHJzBv9u
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Not everyone has expected that India will loss their first test match vs England in Chennai. England were the last team that beat India in a Test series (2012-2013) and have now taken 1-0 lead in the current.
Virat Kohli admitted after the match that England were more consistent and fit than India. India puts very tricky territory regarding the World Test Championship after loss against England. They cannot be losing any other game from here on and must win on the game at least two.
India’s losing their toss
The excellence of Joe Root and Dom Sibley, side batting first got massive advance while some did contribute apart from the toss, missed chances and lack of pressure in bowling. India need to deal with fast wearing SG ball on pitch that initially no signs of life, only just for to develop rough patches and cracks when India’s turn. Second innings of both teams were evenly matched when the state of the pitch changed to favor spin. If India wins the toss next game at the same venue, the balance could truly reverse.
Not accurate shot selection
Though Rishabh Pant, Cheteshwar Pujara and Sundar tried their best to avoid, India hand over a healthy first innings lead which put them out of the contest. After batting 190 overs, England bowler dragged themselves out to the middle expecting more same from Indian top order. It hardly helped India that four of the top five Rohit, Gill, Virat Kohli and Rahane contribute 47 runs in total. As India lost four wickets within 27 overs to put England fully in control Behind India’s overwhelmingly success 2016-17 season was the accuracy and relentlessly control of Jadeja even in Australia his control reaped rewards and India’s victory in Melbourne
Struggled to Control
Shahbaz Nadeem hardened to control the scoring rate or put the ball in the right places enough to get wickets. It hardly helped that Kohli chose to bowl one-match-old Washington Sundar in tandem with left-armed orthodox bowler that allowing the England to score more quickly.