Here’s a look at the major talking points from the Day 1 of the fifth Test between India and England in Chennai.
The first action of the day saw Alastair Cook become the 10th batsman in Test cricket to reach 11,000 runs. He claimed a double off the first delivery to reach in the milestone in his 140th match. He is the fastest to 11, 000 in terms of years (10 years and 290 days) and is the third fastest in terms of innings played (252), behind Brain Lara (232) and Kumar Sangakkara (233).
Cook v Jadeja: 5 times
Cook however did not last long and perished for 10 to Ravindra Jadeja – for the fifth time in the series. Spin was introduced as early as the eighth over and Jadeja immediately got purchase from the black soil laden pitch. Some balls turned prodigiously, some didn’t and that bothered both Cook and Root. In his third over, Jadeja got the wicket of Cook – for the fifth time in the series – when the England skipper came forward to a wide delivery and played for the spin. The ball didn’t spin as much as Cook expected and a thickish edge was pounced by Virat Kohli at first slip for his 50th Test catch.
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