‘Never easy to beat India in India’: England win Test series-opener by 227 runs

England humbled India by 227 runs in the opening Test to take a 1-0 lead in the four-match series at the MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai on Tuesday.

Set a world record 420-run target to go one up in the rubber on the fifth day, India were bowled out for 192 in the second session after captain Virat Kohli’s valiant 72 off 104 balls. While veteran pacer James Anderson (3/17) and left-arm spinner Jack Leach (4/76) starred for the visitors in the final innings of the Test, England skipper Joe Root stole the limelight earlier with a magnificent double century.

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