India wins 1st test against England

India wins 1st test against England

India wins 1st test against England

Chasing a target of 387, India beat England in the first test at Chennai, helped by disciplined batting by maestro Sachin Tendulkar (103 not out) and Yuvraj Singh (85 not out).

India achieved the fourth-highest run chase in test cricket history to stun England by six wickets.

India surpassed the seemingly improbable victory target of 387 on a disintegrating wicket with 20.3 overs to spare on the fifth and final day to take a 1-0 lead in the two-match Hero Honda test series.

Tendulkar had paddle-swept spinner Graeme Swann to the fine-leg boundary for the winning stroke, which also brought up his 41st Test century in test matches.

The second test will begin at Mohali on December 19.


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