In the first Test of England tour of India, Joe Root won the toss and chose to bat at the MA Chidambaram stadium. Day 1, third session, England 263/3, Joe Root (128*), Dominic Sibley (89), Jasprit Bumrah (2/40). The third session of the day belonged to the England team as they scored 123 runs with the fall of one wicket in 32 overs.
After batting the entire second session, Joe Root and his partner Dominic Sibley walked in to bat in the final session of the day. The two batsmen didn’t face any difficulty while playing the Indian spinners. Root and Sibley were so comfortable that they didn’t let the Indian bowlers create any chances. Sibley stood like a rock at the crease with his defence while the skipper was punishing the bad balls. In the second session, the in-form England skipper scored the 20th century of his career. Root and Sibley conjured 200 runs for the third wicket partnership before the latter was struck on the pad right in front of the stumps on Jasprit Bumrah’s bowling in the 90th over. Bumrah’s slow ball did the trick as the hosts managed to take one wicket in the last two sessions of the day.
The visitors finished the game on a higher note as they scored 263 at the loss of just three wickets with the skipper leading the first innings from the front. In the third session, 123 runs were scored in 32 overs at the run rate of 3.84 runs per over.