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As it happened – India vs England, 1st Test, Chennai, 1st day

Welcome to our live report of the first 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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5.00pm: Stumps – England 263 for 3 (Root 128*, Sibley 87)

That’s the end of a fantastic day for England and – although it’s an over-used phrase, in this case it’s apt – a fairytale day for captain Root. An unbeaten century in his 100th Test and a partnership with Sibley, worth 200, helped England recover from 63 for 2. Sibley hinted at this knock with his 56 not out in Galle at the end of an otherwise torrid Sri Lanka tour for him, but it ended in bittersweet fashion here when he was out lbw to Bumrah in the last over before the close.

4.45pm: What a sport

Now that’s a nice show of sportsmanship. No sooner has Root whacked Ashwin for a six over midwicket and the England skipper goes down with a violent cramp. In comes Kohli to help him stretch out. Warm, fuzzy feelings all round.

4.15pm: India take the new ball

Ashwin returns to the attack to bowl the 79th and 81st overs, and Kohli decides to take the new ball immediately after. Ishant Sharma – who has only bowled 12 overs so far – comes back on, and India may decide to keep Ashwin on given his ability with a hard ball. This partnership is now worth 179 runs, and England will be desperate to reach stumps without losing another wicket.

4.00pm: Three in a row

Root nudges a single into the leg side behind square to bring up his 20th Test hundred in his 100th match. It’s his third in as many Tests, following scores of 228 and 186 in Sri Lanka, and he will be determined to turn this into another epic. Two overs until the new ball is available to India.

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