A mammoth 200-run partnership between Joe Root and Dominic Sibley helped England reach 263/3 at Stumps on Day 1 at the MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai. Root, with his hundred, drove England ahead after they lost two quick wickets. Sibley, playing his first Test in India, complemented his captain well with a hard-earned 87 before he was dismissed in the last over of the day, giving Jasprit Bumrah the second wicket of the match. India, on the other hand, will have to dive deep into its bowling department and produce some inspiration to stop the free-flowing of runs.