India vs England Highlights, 1st Test, Day 1: England 285 For 9 At Stumps On Day 1
Highlights India vs England, 1st Test: Ravichandran Ashwin clinched four wickets as England lost six wickets in the final session, ending the day one on 285 for the loss of 9 wickets.
After struggling in the first two sessions of the game, India bounced right back in the final session, picking up six wickets, restricting England to 285 for nine at stumps on day one of the first Test at the Edgbaston cricket ground in Birmingham. Ravichandran Ashwin's bowling was the highlight of the day as he was the most successful bowler for the team clinching four scalps. Mohammed Shami too clinched two crucial wickets. England were going strong with 163 for three on the board at tea. Things went south for the hosts after Joe Root (80) got dismissed courtesy a brilliant direct hit from Indian skipper Virat Kohli. Yorkshire team-mate Jonny Bairstow (70) followed the skipper soon, chopping the ball back on to the stumps off Umesh Yadav. Jos Buttler too got dismissed on the first ball he faced. Ben Stokes smashed a couple boundaries but handed a simple catch to Ashwin off his own bowling. Adil Rashid and Sam Curran built a 35-run partnership for the eighth wicket but post Rashid's departure the tail did not had much to offer. Sam Curran (24) and James Anderson (0) are at the crease for England with India still to take the new ball. Play fantasy league and win cash daily.
Skipper Joe Root (unbeaten 65-run knock) kept one end intact as England posted 163 for the loss of three wickets at tea on day one of the first Test against India at the Edgbaston cricket ground in Birmingham. Mohammed Shami starred for India in the second session picking up two wickets but could not find support from the other end. Shami picked up his first wicket in form of opener Keaton Jennings (42) who got unlucky, dragging the ball back on to the stumps. Dawid Malan (8) was Shami's second scalp who was trapped in front of the stumps. Post the successive dismissals, Joe Root along with Jonny Bairstow built another partnership, controlling the England innings. Both stitched a partnership of 51 runs for the fifth wicket. Root also crossed the 6,000-run mark in Test cricket during his knock unbeaten knock. With 163 on the board now, England look in control of the situation with likes of Ben Stokes and Jos Buttler to follow.(Highlights)
Highlights India vs England, 1st Test, Day 1, straight from the Edgbaston cricket ground, Birmingham
23:05 IST: End of day 1. England score 285 for the loss of 9 wickets. Ashwin picks up four wicket while Joe Root (80) is the highest scorer for England.
23:02 IST: Dropped! Another missed opportunity. This time it's wicket-keeper Dinesh Karthik. That was a brilliant ball from Shami, healthy outside edge but Karthik drops the catch.
22:46 IST: OUT! Fourth wicket for Ashwin. Broad walks back after scoring just 1 run. Trapped in front of the stumps. England are 9 down. ENG 283-9 after 84.2 overs.
22:38 IST: OUT! Review from India after umpire adjourns not out. Adil Rashid (13) is caught plumb in front of the stumps. Ishant finally has a wicket to his name. Five wickets have fallen in this session for England. ENG 278-8 after 83.1 overs.
22:30 IST: Partnership between Adil Rashid and Sam Curran has quickly moved on to 34 off just 42 balls. Will this prove costly for India? ENG 276-7 after 81 overs.
22:25 IST: Second new ball due now! 80 overs are up and new ball is available for India. ENG 274-7.
22:19 IST: FOUR! FOUR! Back to back boundaries for Adil Rashid. The first shot is played fine to the left of first slip. The second shot is a beautiful work of the wrists. Flicks through deep mid wicket for four. ENG 269-7 after 78.3 overs.
22:09 IST: 250 up for England. Rashid hits in the air but the ball lands safely wide of midwicket. Rashid picks up 2 runs and brings up 250 for England for the loss of 7 wickets.
22:03 IST: OUT! Another one bites the dust for England. This time it's Ben Stokes. A simple caught and bowled for Ashwin. India in a dominating position now. Stokes walks back after scoring 21 runs. ENG 243-7 after 74.1 overs.
22:02 IST: Good delivery from Shami to end the over. Curran edges but the ball fails to carry to first slip. falls in front of him.
21:54 IST: Session run rate for England has been 4.39. It's just the fall of three wickets that too in quick succession that will hurt the hosts the most. ENG 242-6 after 72 overs.
21:43 IST: FOUR! Shami drifts on to the pads of Ben Stokes and it was bread and butter for the left-hander. ENG 234-6 after 69.5 overs.
21:34 IST: FOUR! First boundary for Ben Stokes. Umesh Yadav strays down the leg side and Stokes puts the ball away through mid-wicket with ease. ENG 228-6 after 67.1 overs.
The great thing about test cricket. After looking like England might score too many, this could well be India's day.- Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) August 1, 2018
21:31 IST: OUT! First ball duck for England vice-captain Jos Buttler. Ashwin traps him right in front of the stumps. What a come-back from the Indian team. Three wickets in quick succession. ENG 224-6 after 66.4 overs.
21:26 IST: OUT! Umesh Yadav strikes! Jonny Bairstow drags it back on to the stumps. England have lost a couple of wickets in quick succession. After Joe Root, settled Jonny Bairstow too walks back after scoring 70 runs. ENG 223-5 after 66 overs.
21:25 IST: Ben Stokes is looking rusty at the moment. Playing all over the place. Has just managed 1 run from 11 balls faced.
21:12 IST: RUN OUT! What a brilliant piece of aestheticism from the Indian skipper. Picks up the ball, throws it while getting off-balance. Root departs after scoring a brilliant 80 runs. ENG 215-4 after 62.3 overs.
Here comes the breakthrough.— BCCI (@BCCI) August 1, 2018
There was never a two there as Bairstow goes for the tip and run. A superb chase and throw on the turn from Kohli and it's a bullseye at the bowler's end.
Root departs for 80. England 217/4. pic.twitter.com/RCs2nPwUcX
21:10 IST: 100-run partnership between Joe Root and Jonny Bairstow off 110 balls.
21:05 IST: FOUR and 50 for Bairstow! After Root, his Yorkshire team mate Jonny Bairstow too slams fifty against India. Brings up his 18th half-century in Test Cricket with a boundary towards long-on.
21:04 IST: 200 up for England in 61.1 overs for the loss of three wickets. Joe Root is batting on 80 runs alongside Jonny Bairstow(49). With both Root and Bairstow settled at the crease England will now be eying at a big total.
20:54 IST: While Dinesh Karthik is keeping behind the stumps in the match against England, here's what Wriddhiman Saha is up to. Recovering from injury!
20:49 IST: Hardik Pandya throws the ball wide of the off-stump. Bairstow reaches out but only manages portion of the bat. Kohli at covers pounces but scoops it on the bounce. ENG 186-3 after 57.5 overs.
20:40 IST: FOUR! Hardik Pandya drifts on to the pads of Root and he dispatches the ball through mid wicket for four runs. ENG 173-3 after 55.5 overs.
20:32 IST: Edge and FOUR! First ball after tea and the ball flies past the second slip for four. Brilliant ball first up from Shami to Bairstow. ENG 167-3 after 54.1 overs.
20:30 IST: It's the final session of day 1 of the first Test. Joe Root and Jonny Bairstow resume England's inning. Mohammed Shami will bowl the first over after tea for India.
20:10 IST: Tea, Day 1, England score 163 runs for the loss of three wickets after 54 overs. Joe Root batting on 65 along with Jonny Bairstow (27).
20:05 IST: 50-run partnership between Joe Root (65) and Jonny Bairstow (26).
20:02 IST: FOUR! Edge from Jonny Bairstow flies off the vacant gully region for four. Hardik Pandya seems disappointed. ENG 160-3 after 51.5 overs.
19:51 IST: FOUR and 150 up for England! Jonny Bairstow slams Ashwin over deep-mid wicket for a boundary. Takes the aerial route and clobbers the ball towards the vacant region. ENG 153-3 after 48.2 overs.
19:45 IST: FOUR! Umesh Yadav strays down the leg side and Root whips it away towards square-leg for four. Moves on to 59. ENG 145-3 after 47.1 overs.
19:32 IST: FOUR! Brilliant shot. Jonny Bairstow gaining confidence now. Drives Ishant Sharma through covers for four. Reaches on to 12 off 13 balls. ENG 133-3 after 44.2 overs.
41st fifty for Joe Root in Test cricket.
19:23 IST: Ishant Sharma replaces R Ashwin. Shami is getting good movement from the other end so Virat has now opted for seam from both the ends. ENG 122-3 after 42 overs.
19:18 IST: Beats the edge! Mohammed Shami is bowling with a brilliant rhythm at the moment. He is all pumped up after picking two wickets. ENG 120-3 after 41.1 overs.
19:03 IST: OUT! Review from Dawid Malan as the umpire rules him out trapped in front. Original decision stays as the ball just clips the top of his off-stump. Shami strikes again. Malan walks back after scoring 8 runs. ENG 112-3 after 39.3 overs.
Joe Root crosses 6,000-run mark in Test cricket in his 70th match.
19:00 IST: REVIEW from India. Original decision is not-out. Ashwin comes back and straight away goes for a review as the ball hits the foot of DaWid Malan. The on-field umpire's decision stays as the impact is outside off-stump.
18:56 IST: FOUR! First boundary for David Malan. Short and straying down the leg side from Shami and Malan pulls it over the fence with ease. ENG 106-2 after 37.3 overs.
18:53 IST: Another Ishant Sharma over comes to an end. Just two runs from it. Disciplined bowling from the lanky seamer at the moment, maintaining the fourth-stump line. ENG 102-2 after 37 overs.
100 up for England after 35.2 overs. Joe Root (38) batting alongside David Malan.
18:43 IST: OUT! Shami finally provides the break through. Unlucky for Keaton Jennings as the ball trickles back on to the stumps. Lucky break through for India. Dangerous looking Jennings walks back after scoring 42 runs. ENG 98-2 after 35.1 overs.
Shami strikes straight away. Round the wicket, angling back in. Jennings gets an inside edge on to the pads and then it trickles on to the stumps.— BCCI (@BCCI) August 1, 2018
England 98/2 https://t.co/HeruIJq0DO #ENGvIND pic.twitter.com/vWDHuA4h10
18:41 IST: Maiden over from Umesh Yadav. Last ball nips back in and cuts Root in half. Root had no idea about that one. ENG 98-1 after 35 overs.
18:25 IST: Beats the edge! Beautiful ball from Ishant Sharma. Moves the ball away from Joe Root. Both Ishant and Umesh are still getting the ball to swing conventionally. ENG 91-1 after 31.2 overs.
18:17 IST: Ishant Sharma to bowl the second over after lunch. So it's pace from both ends for India in the post-lunch session.
18:14 IST: FOUR! That was way outside the off-stump from Umesh Yadav. Even Karthik fails to collect the ball as it flies off the pitch. First boundary of the second session comes in form of byes. ENG 87-1 after 28.4 overs.
18:10 IST: So, Joe Root and Keaton Jennings are out at the centre for the post-lunch session. Umesh Yadav will bowl the first over after lunch.
17:31 IST: Lunch Day 1, England score 83-1 after 28 overs. Keaton Jennings batting on 38 along with skipper Joe Root on 31 runs.
17:29 IST: Shout from Hardik Pandya and keeper Dinesh Karthik goes up too but umpire rules not out as the ball brushed the thigh pad of Jennings on it's way to Karthik's gloves down the leg side. ENG 82-1 after 27.3 overs
17:18 IST: Just 2 runs from Umesh Yadav's over. 25 overs are up and England are building up their inning steadily. Root (31) and Jennings (31) have steadied the England's inning after initial loss of Cook. ENG 76-1 after 25 overs
17:03 IST: Another 89-mph ball from Shami goes past Jennings' off-stump. What a ball, missed the stump by inches. ENG 66-1 after 21.3 overs
16:59 IST: Look who's here to cheer for team India
16:58 IST: 20 overs are up and England have 62 on the board for the loss of one wicket.
16:55 IST: FOUR! Terrific cut shot from Jennings off Mohammed Shami. The ball races towards back-foot point for four. Jennings is batting on 27 along with skipper Joe Root (21). ENG 62-1 after 19.2 overs
16:37 IST: Another tight over from Ashwin after the drinks break. Just a run from it. ENG 46-1 after 15 overs
16:32 IST: Drinks are on the field! Great first over from Mohammed Shami. Kept asking questions throughout the over from Joe Root. Finishes off with a maiden. ENG 45-1 after 14 overs
16:28 IST: Superb second ball from Mohammed Shami. Just swings away from the bat of Joe Root.
16:27 IST: Maiden over from R Ashwin. Mohammed Shami introduced for the first time in the match. ENG 45-1 after 13 overs
16:17 IST: After 10 overs England have 37 runs on the board for the loss of one wicket. Joe Root and Keaton Jennings are at the center for the hosts. Alastair Cook is back in the pavilion after scoring 13 runs.
16:08 IST: BOWLED! Beautiful delivery. That spun just enough to beat the outside edge. Brilliant line and length from Ashwin as he gets the first breakthrough for India. Alastair Cook departs after scoring 13 runs. ENG 26-1 after 8.5 overs
Turn on the first morning and a gorgeous ball from Ashwin. Dream delivery for an off-spinner to a leftie.— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) August 1, 2018
16:01 IST: Steady start from Ashwin. Two singles from his first over. ENG 24-0 after 7 overs
15:59 IST: Bowling change! Virat introduces spin, brings Ashwin in the seventh over of the game.
15:55 IST: DROPPED! Jennings squared up by Ishant Sharma's delivery, Rahane dives to his right in front of third slip but fails to grab the ball. ENG 20-0 after 5.3 overs
Here we go. A slip catch down already......— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) August 1, 2018
15:52 IST: Two boundaries and two singles in Umesh Yadav's third over. ENG 20-0 after 5 overs
15:49 IST: FOUR! First ball of Umesh Yadav's over goes over the fence. It was short and wide outside off stump and too easy for the likes of Alastair Cook. ENG 14-0 after 4.1 overs
15:48 IST: Second over from Ishant Sharma comes to an end. Just two runs and a teasing fourth stump line from the lanky bowler at the moment. ENG 10-0 after 4 overs
15:38 IST: FOUR! First boundary of the match comes from the bat of Keaton Jennings. Umesh Yadav drifts onto the pads and Jennings clips it away for a four. ENG 5-0 after 2.1 overs
15:37 IST: Maiden over from Ishant Sharma. Ishant pushed the ball across the left-hander brilliantly, but experienced Cook was watchful too. Left the balls with ease. ENG 1-0 after 2 overs
15:34 IST: One run from Umesh Yadav's first over. Bowled with a good line and is looking in the rhythm. Ishant Sharma will share the new ball with Unesh.
15:32 IST: First run on the board for England. Cook pushes the ball square for a single. ENG 1-0 after 0.3 overs
15:31 IST: Here we go! Two slips and a gully for Umesh Yadav. First ball is right on the money. Easily defended by Alastiar Cook.
15:28 IST: England openers Alastair Cook and Keaton Jennings are at the centre. Umesh Yadav will start the proceedings for India.
15:25 IST: We are just minutes away from the first ball.
15:05 IST: Playing XI for India in the first Test - Murali Vijay, Shikhar Dhawan, Lokesh Rahul, Virat Kohli(c), Ajinkya Rahane, Dinesh Karthik(w), Hardik Pandya, Ravichandran Ashwin, Umesh Yadav, Mohammed Shami, Ishant Sharma.
15:00 IST: Joe Root wins the toss and opts to bat first in the first Test of the series.
14:58 IST: England skipper Joe Root is all set for the toss.
14:55 IST: Typical English summer with overcast conditions. There is some moisture beneath but no fresh grass on the pitch. No harm in playing 2 spinners as they will get purchase later on. Win the toss bat first says Sanjay Manjrekar at the pitch report.
14:30 IST: England team for the first Test was announced last evening. Here are the playing XI for England. Alastair Cook, Keaton Jennings, Joe Root (capt), Dawid Malan, Jonny Bairstow (wk),Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler (vice-capt), Sam Curran, Adil Rashid, Stuart Broad, James Anderson.
14:15 IST: Here's a look at the pitch on day 1 of the first Test.
13:45 IST: It's show time.
13:30 IST: Hello and welcome to the Live coverage of the first Test between India and England at the Edgbaston cricket ground in Birmingham.
England posted 83 runs for loss of one wicket in the opening session of the first Test at the Edgbaston cricket ground in Birmingham on Wednesday. Riding on the 57-run partnership between Joe Root and opener Keaton Jennings, England built on after suffering initial loss of Alastair Cook. After winning the toss, England skipper Joe Root took a bold decision to bat first, on a pitch that looked to have a bit of moisture and purchase for the seamers at the start. Although, Indian pacers bowled with intent but it was R Ashwin in the ninth over who provided India with their first breakthrough dismissing Cook (13) with a beautiful delivery. Post the setback, Root (31) and Keaton Jennings (38) built on, playing the bowlers, especially Ashwin with caution. The Indian slip catching once again disappointed as Ajinkya Rahane dropped Jennings when he was batting on 9. Ashwin was the lone wicket-taker for India.
Moreover, many experts have tipped the current pace bowling unit as India's best in years and they will also look to make the best use of the seam-friendly wickets. While Bhuvenshwar Kumar and Jasprit Bumrah will be out of action for the first three Tests, Kohli will leave out one of Mohammed Shami, Ishant Sharma, Umesh Yadav and Shardul Thakur in his fast bowling attack, which will be further boosted by all-rounder Hardik Pandya.
Considering it is a long five-match series, India need to be wary of the physical toll on the pacers and Kohli will have to utilise them smartly. The pacers will need to fire collectively and be ready at every opportunity because rotation will be a key factor.