Ind vs Eng: Virat Kohli’s team create an unwanted record in Chennai Test; Check out- The Men in Blue faced a rather daunting task tackling the English batsmen and the plethora of no-balls bowled did not help either and in the process registered an unwanted record.
The 20 no-balls bowled in England’s first innings is the joint-most by India. Previously, they have bowled in a home Test equaling 20 no-balls in the Ahmedabad Test against Sri Lanka in 2009/10.
The 19 no-balls that Indians have bowled so far in England’s first innings of the first Test here were the most by the team in 10 years. In 2010, the Indians had bowled 16 no balls in Sri Lanka’s first innings in the third Test in Colombo.
This is also the most no balls bowled by any team in Test cricket since Sri Lankans bowled 21 against hosts Bangladesh in the second Test in Chattogram in 2014.
While India won the Colombo Test in 2010 despite the 16 no balls, the result of the ongoing first Test against England is awaited. At close of play on the second day at the MA Chidambaram Stadium here, England scored 555 for eight wickets, and are expected to bat as many overs as possible on Sunday.