IndvsEng: Ali, Root take England to a comfortable position
Chennai: Moeen Ali and Joe Root snatched the early advantage from Indian bowlers posting a healthy total of 284/4 on Day 1 of the final Test encounter of the five-match series against India here on Friday. MA Chidambaram stadium has witnessed some early blows and some crucial partnerships for England.
At stumps, Moeen Ali (120) and Ben Stokes (5) were at the crease. Moeen Ali hit his 5th Test ton taking England to a comfortable position. His inning was laced with 12 fours. Root also played a crucial knock of 88 runs with the help of 10 fours while Bairstow scored useful 49 and helped the team getting out of trouble.
Earlier, opting to bat after winning the toss, England lost its openers Cook and Jennings at a score of 21. Skipper Cook fell prey to Indian spinner Jadeja once again but not before achieving a personal milestone generic viagra of completing 11,000 Test runs in his 140th Test match. He became 10th batsman in the history to reach the milestone when he scored two runs in his inning.
Recovering from the early loss, classy Root and Moeen Ali consolidated the England inning registering 146-run partnership for third wicket.. Things were going well for Englishmen when Root committed a buy viagra online mistake sweeping Jadeja’s delivery which was slightly outside the off-stump. The ball sneaked his bat and was cleanly taken by Parthiv Patel. Umpire, however, gave him not-out but Virat Kohli and brigade wasted no time taking a review, which went into their favour. Root was unlucky to miss his 12th Test century by 12 runs.
Ishant Sharma took his 100 Test wicket in sub-continent dismissing England opener Jennings at 1 run. Later, England’s Mr. Dependable Joe Root came scoring runs fearlessly. Root along with Ali shared 146-run partnership for the fourth wicket. Things were going well for Englishmen when Root committed a mistake sweeping Jadeja’s delivery which was modvigil slightly outside the off-stump. The ball sneaked his bat and was cleanly taken by Parthiv Patel. Umpire, however, gave him not-out but Virat Kohli and brigade wasted no time taking a review, which went into their favour.
For India, Jadeja yet again proved himself as a king of providing major breakthroughs picking three crucial wickets of Cook, Root and Bairstow.