World Test Championship- England at the Top of the Table and India slip to 4th Position
With a huge 227-run victory against India in the first Test in Chennai, England become the table topper in the world Test Championship
Set a target of world record 420 to win the first Test of the four-match series, India were bowled out for 192 in the second session after captain Virat Kohli’s 72 off 104 balls on a fifth day MA Chidambaram
The victory lifted England all the way to the top of the ICC World Test Championship standings, and if they can win two more matches in this series, they can seal their qualification for the World Test Championship final against New Zealand at Lord’s.
India too will need to win two matches in the series to seal their qualification, making for a potentially exhilarating rest of the series.
Joe Root is the Player of the match, He played a superb inning in the first test, He scored a double century of 218 runs on his 100th Test match
Joe Root’s Record
- Root has now scored 5 Test double centuries, only Wally Hammond (7) has more.
- Root became the 1st batsman to score 200 in his 100th Test
- Root has become the third highest Test run scorer for England
- Root’s 218 is the highest score by England player in India
- Root’s Test average has moved back above 50
- 150+ scores in three straight test matches