India vs England LIVE: talkSPORT commentary as tourists impress on day one of first Test thanks to stunning Joe Root century

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England kicked off their winter tour of India in fine style as Joe Root’s century put them in a strong position on day one of the first Test.

The talkSPORT network are bringing you live and exclusive coverage of the iconic cricket series this winter and the action is now up and running in Chennai.

Root starred on the opening day, hitting a ton on his 100th Test

Root starred on the opening day, hitting a ton on his 100th Test

But India captain Virat Kohli will be desperate to fight back on day two

But India captain Virat Kohli will be desperate to fight back on day two

Root marked his 100th Test appearance with a superb century as the tourists dominated day one.

Play finished on 263 for three with England in a strong position to kick on and post a big first-innings score.

talkSPORT will bring you all of the action on day two and here’s how you can listen.

India vs England: How to listen

Full commentary of day two of the first test between India and England in Chennai will be live on talkSPORT 2.

The first Test will run from Friday, February 5 through to Tuesday, February 9.

Our day two coverage will get under way at 3:45am on Saturday and we will bring you every ball live.

Our brilliant broadcast team includes talkSPORT’s resident paceman Darren Gough and fellow former England internationals Kevin Pietersen, Steve Harmison, Matt Prior and Mark Butcher.

You can enjoy the advert-free action on the talkSPORT app or listen on talkSPORT 2. To tune in, CLICK HERE.


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You can also listen via DAB digital radio or through your smart speaker.

If you miss the live action, there will be a daily highlights show at 5pm on talkSPORT 2.

Former England paceman Steve Harmison will also host a regular show, live-streamed on talkSPORT’s YouTube channel at the end of play each day, as part of 500 hours of cricket programming across the series.

Complementing the live commentaries will be a daily Following On podcast.

There will also be a two-hour highlights package for those who miss the action, plus the Cricket Collective will deliver regular preview and review shows.

England’s schedule in India

  • First Test: Feb 5-9 (Chennai)
  • Second Test: Feb 13-17 (Chennai)
  • Third Test: Feb 24-28 (Ahmedabad)
  • Fourth Test: March 4-8 (Ahmedabad)
  • First T20I: March 12 (Ahmedabad)
  • Second T20I: March 14 (Ahmedabad)
  • Third T20I: March 16 (Ahmedabad)
  • Fourth T20I: March 18 (Ahmedabad)
  • Fifth T20I: March 20 (Ahmedabad)
  • First ODI: March 23 (Pune)
  • Second ODI: March 26 (Pune)
  • Third ODI: March 28 (Pune)

India vs England: First Test teams

India: Rohit Sharma, Shubman Gill, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli (c), Ajinkya Rahane, Rishabh Pant (wk), Washington Sundar, Ravichandran Ashwin, Ishant Sharma, Jasprit Bumrah, Shahbaz Nadeem.

England: Rory Burns, Dominic Sibley, Dan Lawrence, Joe Root (c), Ben Stokes, Ollie Pope, Jos Buttler (wk), Dom Bess, Jofra Archer, Jack Leach, James Anderson.

Toss: England won the toss and decided to bat.

Officials: Anil Chaudhary, Nitin Menon, Chettithody Shamsuddin, Virender Sharma, Javagal Srinath.

Day One scorecard: England 263/3 from 89.3 overs, India yet to bat – Root 128*, Sibley 87; Bumrah 2/40, Ashwin 1/68

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