India vs England 1st Test in Chennai: All you want to know about India’s record at Chepauk Stadium- Following a successful Australia tour, India are set to host England in a four-match Test series, starting February 5 at Chepauk Stadium, Chennai.
The series will mark the return of international cricket to India after a Covid 19-enforced gap of just over 10 months.
The Men in Blue have enjoyed good form at the venue. In this article let’s take a look at Top 5 India’s records in Chepauk Stadium.
India vs England 1st Test in Chennai – #1. Highest individual score in Chepauk Stadium
Virender Sehwag holds the record for the highest score at the ground, 319 from 304 balls, which was made in 2008 against South Africa. This was Sehwag’s second triple century, the only other Test players that have scored 2 triple centuries are Donald Bradman and Brian Lara.
India vs England 1st Test in Chennai – #2. India’s Test record against England at Chepauk Stadium
India began their Test journey at this venue with a 202-run defeat against a Douglas Jardine-led England way back in 1934. This is also the venue where India achieved their first-ever home victory over England in 1952, an innings and 8 runs. In that match, Vinoo Mankad took 12 wickets, while Poly Umrigar and Pankaj Roy struck hundreds for India. In that last Test between the two sides played here, India scored a massive innings and 75 runs win, courtesy a triple hundred by Karun Nair, a 199 by KL Rahul and a seven-wicket haul by Ravindra Jadeja. India hold a slight advantage over India at Chepauk, winning 5 matches out of total 9. England have won 3 Tests and one match ended in draw.
India vs England 1st Test in Chennai – #3. Best performers at Chennai
Sunil Gavaskar is the highest run-getter here with 1018 runs, and the only batsman to go past 1000 runs too. He made the runs from 12 Tests at 59.88 with three hundreds and as many 50s. His highest is an unbeaten 236. Mike Gatting made most runs for England in Chepauk: 238 runs from three Tests with a hundred (207) at an average of 59.50. However, the highest individual score at this venue is 319 by Virender Sehwag against South Africa in March, 2008. Anil Kumble has taken the most number of wickets at this venue – 48 wickets from 8 Tests with a best of 7 for 48. For England, left-arm spinner Hedley Verity and pacer Neil Foster have taken most wickets – 11 wickets each after playing a Test apiece at the Chepauk.
India vs England 1st Test in Chennai: All you want to know about India’s record at Chepauk Stadium
India vs England 1st Test in Chennai – #4. Highest and Lowest Totals at Chepauk
Highest, lowest totals at Chennai India’s highest total at the Chidambaram stadium is 759/7 declared registered in December 2016 and their lowest is 83 achieved in 1977. Both are the highest and lowest totals respectively at this venue. England’s highest total at this stadium is 652 for 7 declared in 1985 and the lowest is 159 made in 1973.
India vs England 1st Test in Chennai – #5. India’s overall Test record at Chepauk
The Men in Blue enjoys and a good record at Chepauk, winning 14 Tests out of a total of 32. India have lost 6 Tests here, while there are 11 draws and one tie.