India vs England: Joe Root hits ton in a hundredth check as guests dominate on Day 1 in Chennai
Skipper Joe Root struck a fluent century in his a hundredth Check to assist England seize the benefit within the opening match towards India on Friday.
England ended on 263 for 3 after Dom Sibley fell to paceman Jasprit Bumrah for 87 within the last over of day one and stumps have been known as in Chennai.
England elected to bat after successful the toss within the first match of the four-Check collection.
Root, unbeaten on 128 and battling cramp within the last session, placed on 200 runs with Sibley after England slipped to 63 for 2 within the first session.
Root made his Check debut in India in 2012 and his century comes on the again of match-winning knocks of 228 and 186 in Sri Lanka.
Friday’s effort was his third successive and twentieth Check ton.
The 30-year-old dealt with the spinners with aplomb as he swept — and reverse swept — to precision in his 197-ball knock. He struck 14 fours and a six.
Sibley accomplished his second successive Check fifty after a cautious however regular begin with opening accomplice Rory Burns, who made 33.
However he fell in need of his third Check ton when trapped lbw, trudging again to the pavilion after an unsuccessful assessment.
Left-hander Burns fell to off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin for 33 whereas trying a reverse sweep simply earlier than lunch.
Bumrah, who’s taking part in his first Check at residence, struck quickly after to entice new batsman Dan Lawrence lbw for nought.
The collection will resolve who performs New Zealand within the last of the inaugural World Check Championship.
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