India vs England Test Live Cricket Score: Dominic Sibley, Joe Root Steady England After Double Blow | Cricket News

IND vs ENG Live: Dominic Sibley hits a shot during Day 1 of the first Test match.© BCCI

Having found their footing, England are building on their solid start against India, on Day 1 of the first Test match, in Chennai’s MA Chidambaram Stadium. The visitors put in a good start, but lost two quick wickets before Lunch break. Joe Root and Dominic Sibley have anchored England’s innings and are currently unbeaten. Ravichandran Ashwin dismissed Rory Burns, and Jasprit Bumrah took the wicket of Daniel Lawrence.The game is being played behind closed doors due to restrictions imposed as a precautionary measure against COVID-19. Virat Kohli is back as the Team India skipper following the conclusion of the paternity leave, granted to him by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI). Ishant Sharma and Shahbaz Nadeem have been included in India’s playing XI. Meanwhile, the only changes in England’s squad from their last Test match are Jofra Archer, Ben Stokes and Burns. Also, this is England skipper Root’s 100th Test match. Both teams would look to get the early advantage in the opening Test. (LIVE SCORECARD)


1st Test, Day 1 Live Updates Between India (IND) vs England (ENG), Straight From MA Chidambaram Stadium

  • 13:23 (IST)

    FOUR! ENG: 100/2


    Nadeem adds a bit of flight to it, and it floats in on middle. Sibley smacks it wide of mid-on for a four!

  • 13:22 (IST)


    A flat delivery by Root, around leg stump. Root reads it well, and smacks it fine of backward point for a four!

  • 13:22 (IST)


    A flat delivery by Root, around leg stump. Root reads it well, and smacks it fine of backward point for a four!

  • 13:18 (IST)

    One run

    A short-ish delivery by Nadeem. Root opens the face of his bat, and guides it wide of slip for a single.

  • 13:09 (IST)


    A quicker delivery by Sundar, outside off and full. Root drives it past Ashwin at cover for a four!

  • 13:08 (IST)

    One run, ENG: 86/2

    A short delivery by Nadeem, outside off. Root hits it wide of silly point into the cover-point region for a single.

  • 13:03 (IST)


    Ashwin bowls a delivery, outside off. Sibley takes him on and goes forward. He drives it to the right of mid-on for a four!

  • 12:59 (IST)

    No run

    A good length delivery by Sharma, swinging away outside off. Root goes for it, but hits it weakly. It doesn’t have enough to go to Rohit.

  • 12:57 (IST)

    No run, ENG: 81/2

    Ashwin lofts it up on middle. Sibley hits it on the air, but it doesn’t go to Kohli at silly mid-on or Sundar at short midwicket. No run.

  • 12:52 (IST)

    No run

    A short delivery by Sharma, into middle. Root hits it to short midwicket.

  • 12:50 (IST)

    No ball, one run

    Sharma angles his delivery into the hips of Sibley. He sends it through square leg for one. Also a no ball.

  • 12:43 (IST)

    One run

    A full delivery by Sharma, in middle. Sibley glances it to Gill at deep midwicket. One run.

  • 12:41 (IST)

    No run

    Sharma sends a length delivery, in at off. Sibley defends it to silly mid-on. No run.

  • 12:39 (IST)

    No run

    Back of a length by Sharma, at middle. Sibley defends it to Kohli at short mid-on. No run.

  • 12:37 (IST)

    No run

    Ashwin floats it in on off. Root defends it on the crease. No run.

  • 12:35 (IST)

    Three runs

    A full delivery by Bumrah, going straight. Root glances it to the right of midwicket. Three runs.

  • 12:34 (IST)

    Two runs

    Back of a length by Bumrah, in at off. Root waits and guides it through square leg for two runs.

  • 12:27 (IST)

    No run, ENG: 70/2

    A full delivery by Bumrah, towards middle. Root goes forward and guides towards mid-on.

  • 12:22 (IST)

    One run

    Ashwin bowls a fuller delivery, outside off. Root waits for it and guides it to extra-cover for a single.

  • 12:17 (IST)

    No run

    A full delivery by Bumrah, outside off. Sibley leaves it.

  • 12:15 (IST)

    The action resumes!

    Joe Root and Dom Sibley to resume the innings for England. Jasprit Bumrah will bowl for India.

  • 11:36 (IST)

    No run; ENG: 67/2, Lunch

    Ashwin tosses it up on middle and leg. Sibley blocks it back.

    Its Lunch break now!

    It was a good start by England, but two quick wickets have spoiled their momentum. The onus lies on Root now, who will need anchor the innings.

  • 11:29 (IST)

    One run

    Back of a length by Bumrah, outside off. Root glances it wide of gully. One run.

  • 11:28 (IST)

    OUT! Daniel Lawrence lbw b Jasprit Bumrah 0 (5)


    A fuller delivery by Bumrah. Lawrence goes for it, and this reverse-swinger is just too good. Lawrence misses it and its lbw.

    In walks, Joe Root.

  • 11:20 (IST)

    OUT! Rory Burns c Rishabh Pant b Ravichandran Ashwin 33 (60)

    Over the wicket, a length delivery by Ashwin, on the stump. Burns tries to reverse sweep it, but too early. He lobs it off his gloves for a simple catch for Pant.

    In walks, Daniel Lawrence.

  • 11:17 (IST)


    Ashwin delivers an off-stump ball. Burns goes out of his crease, and drives it wide of mid-on for a four!

  • 11:16 (IST)

    No run, ENG: 58/0

    A length ball by Nadeem, towards off stump. Sibley defends it to silly point. No run.

  • 11:11 (IST)


    Burns goes to attack this delivery by Ashwin. He makes little contact and its off the glove. It goes away fine for a four!

  • 11:04 (IST)

    Two run, England cross the 50-run mark!

    Ashwin bowls a full delivery, angling into middle and leg. Burns guides it to deep backward square leg as England bring up their 50.

  • 10:58 (IST)

    Three runs

    A shortish delivery by Ashwin. Burns back cuts it behind point. Bumrah chases it and stops it before reaching the boundary. Three runs.

  • 10:54 (IST)

    Three runs

    Nadeem drags back the length. Burns sweeps it in front of square. Sundar dives to stop it. Three runs.

  • 10:48 (IST)

    One run

    Bumrah sends a length ball, into off stump. Sibley glances it through backward square leg for a single.

  • 10:46 (IST)

    One run

    A length ball by Bumrah. Burns sends it towards long-leg for a single.

  • 10:36 (IST)

    One run

    Bumrah angles this delivery into the pads. Sibley guides it towards mid-wicket for a quick single and Pujara fumbles.

  • 10:30 (IST)

    No run

    Ashwin bowls a flat delivery, outside off stump. Sibley defends it. No run.

  • 10:28 (IST)

    Three runs

    Sibley guides this Bumrah delivery through square leg. Nadeem goes behind and boots it away just before it reaches the boundary. The third umpire rules it as three runs.

  • 10:25 (IST)

    One run

    A fuller delivery by Bumrah, outside off stump. Sibley tries to defend it, but edges it. Second slip dives to his right and stops it. One run.

  • 10:21 (IST)

    Two runs

    Ashwin sends it into the pads. Burns guides it through midwicket for two runs.

  • 10:13 (IST)


    A short delivery by Ashwin, without much turn to it. Sibley gets a thick edge and it goes past slip to third man for a four!

  • 10:07 (IST)

    No run

    A fuller delivery by Sharma, on the stumps. Sibley defends it. No run.