Live Report – India vs England, 1st Test, Chennai, 2nd day


Join us for updates, analysis and colour from the second day of the series opener

Welcome to our live report of the second day of the first India-England Test from Chennai. Join us for updates, analysis and colour. You can find our traditional ball-by-ball commentary here

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9.15am: Root holds the key

England will resume on 263 for 3 this morning, facing a ball less than 10 overs old and with Ben Stokes new to the crease. Root set his sights on a team total in excess of 600 overnight, no doubt conscious of the fact that on England’s most recent visit to Chepauk, they posted 477 in the first innings and lost by an innings three days later.


Is Joe Root morphing into Sachin Tendulkar?

Is Joe Root morphing into Sachin Tendulkar?

Before play starts, there’s plenty of time to read or watch some of our best content from the first day, including #PoliteEnquiries above, Varun Shetty’s analysis on India’s day in the dirt, and George Dobell on live Test cricket’s return to free-to-air TV in the UK.

Matt Roller is an assistant editor at ESPNcricinfo. He tweets at @mroller98

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