YORKSHIRE superstar Joe Root guided his England side to a stunning 227-run win over India in Chennai today, as the visitors took a surprise 1-0 lead in the four-Test series.

India had lost just one of their last 35 home Tests, but faced a daunting task this morning, resuming on 39-1 needing a nominal 420 to win.

But after Jack Leach removed Che Pujara early on, Shubman Gill and Virat Kohli began to get on top of the bowling.

But up stepped evergreen Lancastrian James Anderson to produce one of Test cricket's finest overs.

In a masterful display of reverse swing, he removed Shubman Gill's off stump with the second ball to dismiss him for 50.

That put Indian vice-captain Ajinkya Rahane in the firing line. He survived a ferocious LBW appeal off the fourth ball of the over, before he was castled by the fifth, as more reverse swing saw his off-stump removed too.

That left India on 92-4, with any hopes of a draw in tatters. Anderson had the dangerous Rishabh Pant caught by skipper Root soon after for 11, before Root's White Rose team-mate Dom Bess took his only wicket of the innings, getting Washington Sundar caught behind for a duck.

Ravi Ashwin hung around to score nine in a partnership of 54 with Kohli, before he too was snaffled by Jos Buttler behind the stumps, this time off the bowling of Jack Leach.

The imperious Kohli was finally dismissed for 72 by a Ben Stokes delivery that kept low, before Rory Burns caught Shahbaz Nadeem off Leach for a duck.

Ishant Sharma and Jasprit Bumrah hung around to put on 13 for the final wicket, before Jofra Archer forced the latter to nick off, leaving India all out for just 192.

The second Test, which is also being held in Chennai, begins on Saturday.