Thu. May 6th, 2021

IND vs ENG, 1st Test, Day 1 Live Score: Double Blow For England As Ravichandran Ashwin, Jasprit Bumrah Strike

IND vs ENG Live: Ravichandran Ashwin celebrates the wicket of Rory Burns on Day 1 of the first Test.© BCCI

Having departed for Lunch, England will be aiming to stabilise their innings against India on Day 1 of the first Test match of the ongoing four-match series, at the MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai. The visitors put in a good start, but lost two quick wickets after crossing the 50-run mark. The responsibility lies on Joe Root now, who will be aiming to anchor England’s innings. 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

  • 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.

  • 10:00 (IST)

    No run

    Excellent delivery by Sharma. He sends it on length, angling in towards off. It suddenly straightens and gets past the outside edge. Sibley did not push out for it. Good decision. Lets himself get beaten.

  • 09:53 (IST)

    Two runs

    Burns flicks this Bumrah delivery through backward square leg for two runs. A bit of confusion while going for the second.

  • 09:49 (IST)

    One run; ENG: 6/0

    Sibley gets off his mark. He sends his Sharma delivery to the left of Ashwin at short cover for a single.

  • 09:46 (IST)

    Three runs

    A length ball by Sharma. Burns shuffles across his stumps and glances it through midwicket. Sundar chases the ball down. Three runs.

  • 09:42 (IST)


    A length delivery by Bumrah. Burns gets his bat to it, and it goes to the right of Pant. He dives to his right, but can only get his fingertips to it. One run.

  • 09:34 (IST)

    One run

    Back of a length by Sharma, into the pads. Burns sends it to fine leg for a single.

  • 09:33 (IST)

    No run

    A full delivery by Sharma, in at off stump. Burns defends it to the covers. No run.

  • 09:32 (IST)

    The action begins!

    Rory Burns and Dominic Sibley will open the innings for England. Ishant Sharma will bowl the first over for India.

  • 09:27 (IST)

    Joe Root in his 100th Test match

    England skipper Joe Root will be playing in his 100th Test match. He has become the 15th Englishman in 144 years of Test cricket to reach 100 matches.

  • 09:14 (IST)

    Need to get the best of this wicket: Joe Root

    England skipper Joe Root, who is in his 100th Test match, revealed that his teams need to get the best of this wicket with the bat. He will be aiming for his side to post a good first innings score. he also mentioned that Archer, Stokes, Burns are in the team.

  • 09:11 (IST)

    Same batting order as Brisbane Test: Virat Kohli

    After the toss, Kohli revealed that even he would have opted to bat. He also revealed that Sharma and Nadeem will feature in the match. He also mentioned that the batting order will be same as the Brisbane Test vs Australia.

  • 09:06 (IST)

    Here are the playing XIs

    India: Rohit Sharma, Shubman Gill, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli (c), Ajinkya Rahane, Rishabh Pant, Washington Sundar, Ravichandran Ashwin, Ishant Sharma, Jasprit Bumrah 

    England: Rory Burns, Dominic Sibley, Daniel Lawrence, Joe Root (c), Ben Stokes, Ollie Pope, Jos Buttler, Dominic Bess, Jofra Archer, Jack Leach, James Anderson

  • 09:03 (IST)

    Joe Root wins toss, England opt to bat

    England skipper Joe Root has won the toss, and has opted to bat against India on Day 1 of the first Test match.

  • 09:00 (IST)

    Axar Patel ruled out of the first Test match

    Axar Patel has been ruled out of the match after complaining of knee pain. He is currently being monitored.

    Also, Shahbaz Nadeeem and Rahul Chahar have been added to the squad.

  • 08:55 (IST)

  • 08:24 (IST)

    Good morning and welcome everyone!

    Good morning and welcome everyone to our live blog of the first Test match between India and England. Day 1 is set to begin and toss beckons us soon in sometime. Virat Kohli hosts Joe Root in Chennai’s M. A. Chidambaram Stadium, and India will be hoping to repeat their Australia heroics. Meanwhile, England are also in fine form. Stay tuned folks, for some exciting cricket today!

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