- Washington Sundar hits half-century in Chepauk Test
- Half-centuries in two consecutive Tests
- A key partnership today with Ashwin
- Place opposite Sourav Ganguly, Hardik Pandya
Sunder, who was hit by a cover drive in the 80th over of the innings by spinner Jack Leach, became the 8th Indian cricketer to score a half-century in his first Test at home and abroad. Rushi Modi, S.K. Amarnath, Arun Lal, Sourav Ganguly, Suresh Raina, Hardik Pandya, Mayank Agarwal are the only ones. Washington Sunder made his Test debut against India in the Gabba Test against Australia in January.
Washington Sundar, who continued India’s first innings today with an overnight score of 257/6, and Ashwin (2×4, 1×6 off 24 balls: 24 balls) are playing consistently. With that .. by the end of 84 overs, Team India is continuing with 298/6. On Sunday, England were all out for 578 in the first innings. India were still 280 runs behind in the first innings. The Sundar-Ashwin duo continue their 73-run partnership for the seventh wicket.