England have scored 38 runs in 16 overs without any loss. This can be called a good start for England. Although the pace of scoring runs is slow, but the England openers have faced Ishant Sharma, Bumrah and Ashwin well. Nadeem, playing his second Test, has been brought to the bowling. Drinks are on the ground. The game of 12 overs has been completed. England have not lost any wickets in the first hour and their score is 26 runs without any loss. Burns is playing 12 runs while Sibley has scored 13 runs. Bumrah and Ashwin continue to bowl.
Bumrah is brought back to bowling. However, Bumrah has now been replaced with Ishant Sharma. Ashwin continues to bowl from the other end. After Bumrah bowls two or three overs, Virat Kohli can only give a chance to the spinner from the other end. Chepak’s pitch is very slow. This pitch is nothing for fast bowlers. As time passes, the pitch will help spin bowlers more. Team India’s bet on landing with three spinners can prove to be a success in this match. After 10 overs, England score 20 runs without any loss.
Ashwin has been brought on bowling. Burns may have to face trouble on Ashwin’s balls. Ashwin is one of the most dangerous bowlers for left-handed batsmen at present. Ashwin has taken 377 wickets in 75 Tests. The Chennai pitch looks very slow in the first hour of the first day itself. There is nothing for fast bowlers on this pitch. Bumrah or Ishant have not yet received any bounce. England score 10 runs after seven overs. Captain Virat Kohli may soon change the bowling and bring Ashwin.