England defeated India by 227 runs in the first match of the series in Chennai. Indian team captain Virat Kohli has admitted that India did not put much pressure on England.
Kohli said, 'I don't think in the first part of the match we put the necessary pressure on him with the ball. Overall as a bowling unit, we should have kept them under control.
England won the toss and decided to bat first. In response to the target of 420 runs, the Indian team could score only 192 runs in their second innings. Captain Virat Kohli scored the most runs for India. He scored 72 runs. While Shubman Gill contributed 50 runs.
However, Kohli said, "The fast bowlers and Ashwin bowled well in the first innings but at the same time we needed to rein in the runs so that some pressure could be created."
Kohli, however, also credited his game to the England team. Kohli said, 'They should get credit for the kind of game that England showed. He scored big on the board. Our body language and passion were not up to the mark.