England thrash India by 227 runs in 1st Test, take 1-0 lead in series

In-form England on Tuesday thrashed India by 227 runs in the first Test 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.

After winning the toss, England had scored 578 in their first innings and India posted 337, conceding a lead of 241. In their second innings, England made 178 and set a 420-run target for India. The second Test will also be played on the same ground, from Saturday.

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