first_imgEngland beat India by 31 runs on the fourth dau of the first Test to take a 1-0 lead in the five-match series at Edgbaston in Birmingham on Saturday.England’s Ben Stokes grabbed three wickets on Saturday including the prized scalp of India captain Virat Kohli, as India succumbed to the hosts who were playing their 1000th test match.England made an early breakthrough with strike bowler James Anderson removing Karthik with the final delivery of the first over.India vs England 1st Test – As it happened | Highlights | Scorecard | Match ReportThat brought all-rounder Hardik Pandya to the crease and at one stage the visitors seemed to have found their way back into a gripping contest that has swung with every session over the last three days.READ – England win in their 1000th Test despite Virat Kohli brilliance: StatsThe duo put on 29 runs for the seventh wicket with Pandya looking the more aggressive of the two, hitting Stuart Broad for two consecutive boundaries in one over.But the introduction of Stokes in the eleventh over of the day dragged the momentum back in England’s favour.READ – Virat Kohli wants his batsmen to look in the mirror after Edgbaston defeatFirst he trapped Kohli, who was looking dangerous after scoring a fluent half century, with a beautiful delivery that rapped him on the pads and followed that up by dismissing bowler Mohammed Shami for a duck.Pandya offered some resistance to the English bowlers but the task turned out to be too big for him at the end.advertisementREAD – Virat Kohli missed one for a change and that changed the game: Ben StokesFor the visitors, this would have been the biggest run chase against the hosts in England if successful.He was the last man out for the visitors and gave Stokes his fourth wicket of the innings.Here is how social media reacted after the match:Root out#ENGvIND (@ICC) August 4, 2018Btw … Good Evening India !!Michael Vaughan (@MichaelVaughan) August 4, 2018When its a contest between a team and an individual the team generally wins. #INDvENGSanjay Manjrekar (@sanjaymanjrekar) August 4, 2018#TestCricket – enough said!Kevin Pietersen (@KP24) August 4, 2018No Asian team has won a Test at Edgbaston…the record stays intact. Bowling stood up. Kohli was exceptional. Catching and batting let India down. #EngvIndAakash Chopra (@cricketaakash) August 4, 2018Thrilling test match but England collectively were much better. Sam Curran’s contribution with the bat yesterday eventually turned out to be the difference. India will look for more contributions from the other batsmen #ENGvINDMohammad Kaif (@MohammadKaif) August 4, 2018Awesome start! Gonna be a good series this…. ?? #1-0 #ENGvIND Great work boys ! ??Sarah Taylor (@Sarah_Taylor30) August 4, 2018Brilliant test to start the series, ultimately England had more players contributing over 4 days. Kudos to the selectors for backing Sam Curran, what an exciting talent! #ENGvINDTom Moody (@TomMoodyCricket) August 4, 2018Dhawan Vijay Rahane Rahul at the crease #ENGvIND…. (@ynakg2) August 4, 2018(With inputs from Reuters)last_img

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