02nd Aug :- The first match of the five-match Test series between Team India and England is being played at Birmingham’s Edgbaston Ground. Batting first, winning the toss, the England team made 287 runs in their first innings and all-out. In reply, Team India got 274 runs in their first innings. Virat Kohli scored highest 149 runs.
Kohli’s first Test century on England soil
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Team India captain Virat Kohli has introduced his class against England for his Test century. This is Kohli’s 22nd Test century in Test cricket. This is Kohli’s first Test century in English conditions. Kohli smashed 149 in 225 balls, including 22 boundaries and a six. Kohli got two lifespan even though he was caught for 21 runs and 51 runs twice.
Team India wickets
Murali Vijay and Shikhar Dhawan gave a good start to Team India. The two shared a 50-run partnership for the first wicket together. But in the 14th over, the young bowler, who came in to bowl, was replaced by Sam Queran. Sam Curren gave Murali Vijay the first blow to Team India by lbw. Murali Vijay was out after scoring 20 runs.
Brilliant session of cricket, and England are on top.
Stokes on fire, Kohli's first Test fifty in England, drops and reviews aplenty, and India 160/6 at the end of it, still 127 in arrears.#ENGvIND LIVE 👇https://t.co/jre8L0pd2t pic.twitter.com/gcjPzGfPMg
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After a ball, Sam Curren also gave Lokesh Rahul a bold second blow to Team India. Lokesh Rahul Sam Quair playing the ball on wickets Rahul scored 4 runs. In the 16th over, Sam Curren gave England the third success by returning the pavilion to Shikhar Dhawan. Dhawan, who was standing in the slip at the crease, was caught by David Malan. Dhawan scored 26 runs.
When Dhawan was dismissed, Team India’s score was 3 for 59 runs. Despite this good start, Team India lost their three wickets in only 9 runs. After three balls Anderson’s ball also took the edge of Kohli’s bat, but Jos Buttler failed to catch difficult catches in the slip. The Indian captain did not even open the account at this time.
In the 28th over, Ben Stokes gave Team India the fourth blow when they showed Ajinkya Rahane the way out of the pavilion to catches out at the hands of Keaton Jennings in the slip. Rahane could only make 15 runs. After Rahane, wicketkeeper batsman Dinesh Karthik was also not able to do anything special and got bowled on Stokes’ ball on his private score of zero. Dinesh Karthik was dismissed when Team India’s score was 5 wickets for 100 runs at that time.
When Kohli was playing 21 runs, he was lucky to be bowled by Anderson when Malan gave his easy catch to the slip. When Pandya was on zero, he got the life of Stokes on the ball and this time Alastair Cook bowled his catch in the slip. This was followed by a 48-run partnership between Virat Kohli and Hardik Pandya for the sixth wicket.
In the 46th over, Sam Quiney hit Hardy Pandya off LBW and team India scored 6 for 148. Hardik Pandya was out after scoring 22 runs. Kohli made the first half-century on England’s surface. Although he was lucky on 51, Malan once again gave his catch to the slip.
In the 51st over, James Anderson bowled R Ashwin on his beautiful ball and dismissed India’s seventh wicket. Ashwin finished with 10 runs. Mohammed Shami, who came after Ashwin, too could not stay on the crease for long, and David Anderson was bowled by James Anderson on the slip and returned to the pavilion. Shami was dismissed for just two runs.
Ashwin and Shami bowled England out for 287 in the first innings
Batting first, winning the toss, the England team made 287 runs in their first innings and all-out. Captain Joe Root scored 80 while England’s Jonny Bairstow scored 70 runs. Ravichandran Ashwin got four for India while Mohammed Shami picked up three wickets.
Apart from this, Umesh Yadav and Ishant Sharma got 1-1 wickets. A batsman is run out England’s team was in a strong position with the captain of Joe Root (80) and Janny Bairsta (70), and the fourth wicket partnership of 104 runs between the two, but India was successful in making a comeback to its bowlers.
England’s first innings
The invasion of the new ball for India started by Umesh Yadav and Ishant Sharma. Ishant looks good in rhythm. Left-handed batsmen Cook and Jennings had to face trouble against balls moving towards Ishant. Indian captain Virat Kohli surprised everyone, put Ashwin in the seventh over in bowling attack. It was a big surprise decision.
But the 9th over of the innings gave Ashwin the first blow to the England team while proving the captain’s decision. He bowled the legendary batsman Alastair Cook. Cook was out after scoring 13 runs. At the same time, Ashwin showed Alastair Cook in Test cricket for the eighth time pavilion.
Ravichandran Ashwin was excellent yesterday, taking 4/62.
— ICC (@ICC) August 2, 2018
He became the second bowler of India to bowl Cook out 8 times. Ishant Sharma has done this before. In the 36th over of England innings Mohammed Shami gave Team India the second success. Shami bowled opening batsman Ketan Jennings. Jenings finished with 42 runs and he scored 4 fours in his innings. Root shared a 72-run partnership with Jennings for the second wicket.
In the 40th over, Mohammed Shami gave David Malan another lbw to England with LBW out. David Malan finished with 8 runs. Pavilion returned to become the victim of a precise target of Route Kohli in an attempt to take two runs in the 63rd over. He hit nine fours in an innings of 156 balls.
Bayerstaw also played the ball after Umesh’s bounce. He faced 88 balls and hit nine fours. Ashwin, after being in the form of good form Jos Buttler, lbw out for zero, as the team scored 224 runs for 6 wickets at 216 for three wickets.
Ben Stokes also scored 21 off 41 balls and caught Ashwin off his own ball. Ishant ended the 35-run partnership with Kirsten to make Rashid lbw lbw. Ashwin then stuart Broad (1) to LBW. In the first session of the second day, Shami took the wicket of Sam Curran (24) in the second over of the day to take England home.