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Leach, Anderson star as England crush India

Jack Leach and James Anderson took seven wickets between them as England overwhelmed India by 227 runs to win the first match of the series on Tuesday.

Leach took 4-76 while Anderson returned 3-17 as India were bowled out for 192 runs in 58.1 overs during the second session of the fifth day.

England veteran James Anderson turned in yet another match-sealing performance with the ball.

England veteran James Anderson turned in yet another match-sealing performance with the ball.Credit:Getty

Captain Virat Kohli top-scored for India with 72 off 104 balls, including nine fours. But he found minimal support as England pressed their advantage home.

It was England’s sixth away Test win in a row, giving the visitors a 1-0 lead in the four-match series. The second Test will also be played in Chennai, starting Saturday.

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