India vs England: India bowled-out for 337, Sundar hits 85*
The Indian innings ended on 337 in the first session on Day 4 of the ongoing Chennai Test. All-rounder Washington Sundar remained unbeaten on 85 as the wickets kept falling on the other end. He shared an 80-run stand with Ravichandran Ashwin, propelling India past the 300-run mark. Notably, England have not enforced the follow-on, having claimed a 241-run lead. Here is more.
Ashwin, Sundar add crucial runs for India
India resumed Day 4 on 257/6 after they lost the in-form Rishabh Pant (91) and Cheteshwar Pujara (73). The likes of Ashwin and Sundar added another 48 runs before the off-spinner Jack Leach dismissed the latter. However, Sundar continued to dominate the English bowlers till the end. The new ball worked for England as James Anderson and Leach did the damage.
Sundar attains this feat in Test cricket
With an unbeaten 85, Sundar has become the eighth Indian to score 50+ in debut innings both at home and away. He played a crucial knock of 62 in the Brisbane Test against Australia Down Under, his debut innings in Test cricket.
Dom Bess remained the pick of England bowlers
For England, off-spinner Dom Bess remained the pick of bowlers. He finished with bowling figures of 4/76 in his first Test match on Indian soil. Bess got rid of the dangerous Pant and Pujara on Day 3. He also dismissed Indian skipper Virat Kohli and vice-captain Ajinkya Rahane. Meanwhile, the likes of Anderson, Archer, and Leach ended up taking two wickets apiece.
England lose Rory Burns before Lunch
As stated, the visitors haven't enforced the follow-on, claiming a lead of 241 runs. In what turned out to be a complete turn of events, England lost their first wicket on the first ball of the second innings. Ashwin trapped opener Rory Burns, who edged the ball to first slip. Now, the upcoming two sessions will be critical for both teams.