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. In this way, England got a 13-run lead on the first innings. In the second innings, England scored 180 runs, after which Team India got a target of 194 runs.
Chasing target, Team India lost to 5 wickets for 110 runs by losing the third day of the game. Virat Kohli (43 runs) and Dinesh Karthik (18 runs) are on the crease. India are still 84 runs away from the target of 194 runs. In the wake of the situation in Edgbaston, the match is at that stage that victory can come from any team. Kohli has hit three fours in his innings, facing 76 balls so far. Dinesh Karthik is present on the wicket with them. For the sixth wicket between Kartik and Kohli, 32 runs have been shared.
England’s bowlers have been quite upset by the England bowlers. Shikhar Dhawan, Lokesh Rahul and Ravichandran Ashwin contributed 13-13 runs. At the same time, Murali Vijay (6) and Ajinkya Rahane (2) did not even reach the tenth position. Stuart Broad has taken two wickets for England so far Sam Curren, James Anderson and Ben Stokes have each success.
Team India wickets in the second innings
Murali Vijay (6) and Shikhar Dhawan (13) failed to give a good start to the team again. Stuart Broad (two for 29 runs) sent the two pavilions within eight overs. Vijay, who was initially given life after LBW was out, while Dhawan played a loose shot and got caught behind the wicket.
Keel Rahul (13) was batting with the ball going out from the start. He gave an easy catch to Jonny Bairstow at Ben Stokes’s Goodlene Ball. Ajinkya Rahane (2) could not even run Bairstow kept his low catch on the ball of Curran,
Kohli held one end in the first innings but this time the batting order was changed and Ashwin (13) was sent to bat at number six. He hit three boundaries but James Anderson’s beautiful ball kissed his bat and caught the gloves of wicketkeeper Bairstow.
Kohli batted calmly from the other end and waited for loose balls to score runs. Dinesh Karthik (18 not out) has done so far to offset the last innings.
England scored 194 runs to Team India
In the second innings, England scored 180 runs, after which Team India got a target of 194 runs. England lost their eight batsmen to 135 runs, but Sam Curran (63) got the fastest runs from England to score this score. He proved to be England’s top scorer in the second innings.
England’s score was 87 runs from seven wickets, but the 20-year-old all-rounder scored 63 runs in 65 balls, making his team successful in achieving challenging goals in front of India.
In his half-century, he faced 65 balls and added nine sixes and two sixes. Apart from them, Johnny Bairstow scored 28 and David Malan scored 20.
For Team India, Ishant took five wickets for 51 runs. This is the eighth opportunity in his career when he achieved success in taking five wickets in an innings. Ravichandran Ashwin grabbed the top order and took three wickets for 59 runs. Umesh Yadav got two wickets for 20 runs.
In the second innings, Cook’s embarrassing record on the bowling of Ashwin
Ravichandran Ashwin gave England the first blow to Alastair Cook by bowl at his best ball on the private score of zero. Cook, as it was for the first time, got bowled on Ashwin’s bowling, for the first time in his career of 157 Test matches, he was bowled in both innings of a test for the first time. At the same time, Ashwin showed Alastair Cook in the Test Cricket pavilion for the 9th time.
In Test cricket, Ashwin made a record of Cook and Australian David Warner, who were dismissed 9-9 times. The record for sending 12 times of pavilion to Cook in Test cricket is the name of former South African bowler Morne Morkel.
England’s second innings in such a scattered
After dismissing Alastair Cook, India’s veteran off-spinner Ashwin gave away the pavilion to England’s second opener, Ketan Jennings. Lokesh Rahul trapped Jannings on Ashwin’s leg. Jennings scored 8 runs.
After this, Ashwin gave England’s captain Joe Root cheaply to the pavilion and gave England a third blow. Lokesh Rahul caught the root catch on Ashwin. Root scored 14 runs.
I got a glimpse of Ishant from here. He ran three England batsmen within 16 runs. Before this, David Malan (20) and Johnny Bairstow (28) got the rhythm before Ishant showed both the way to pavilion.
He first caught Malan at 70 for Ajinkya Rahane, and then caught the Biresta at Shikhar Dhawan at the total of 85, giving England the fifth blow. After one run, Ben Stokes (6) was also caught by Ishant Sharma on Virat Kohli.
Ishant did not let Jos Buttler (one) survive. After this, Curran and Adil Rashid (16) added 48 runs for the eighth wicket. It was the only time on the third day that England’s batsmen looked comfortable.
Curren played a mature innings Meanwhile Shikhar Dhawan left the catch of Rashid in the slip. Their involvement was moving very well but due to the cloudburst, the lights were reduced and the game had to be stopped.
Umesh hoisted the off stump of Rashid Looking at the end of the innings, Curran adopted aggressive attitude and hit sixes in both Ishant and Ashwin and completed his first Test half-century. He also tried to save Stuart Broad (11) and James Anderson (not out), but Ishant was successful in adjusting to England’s innings.
Kohli scored 149 runs, helped India score 274 runs
In response to the 287 runs scored in England’s first innings, the Indian team got stumped 274 runs in their first innings. In this way, England got a 13-run lead on the first innings. It was difficult for India to reach here, but captain Kohli held one end in the middle of the wicket and played a century of 149 runs. This is Kohli’s first century in England.
In the meantime though he got three lives. He put four fours and a six in 225 balls in his innings. In addition to Kohli, Shikhar Dhawan scored 26, Hardik Pandya 22, Murali Vijay contributed 20 runs. Sam Quaran took 4 wickets for England James Anderson, Adil Rashid and Ben Stokes took two or two wickets.
Kohli shared a 48-run partnership with Hardik Pandya for the sixth wicket. Then added 35 runs with Ishant Sharma for 9th wicket and finally shared 57 runs for the 10th wicket with Umesh Yadav. Virat Kohli’s 149 runs for Team India lost 8 wickets at one time was not less than Sanjivani.
Kohli’s first Test century on England soil
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.
This is Kohli’s highest score in Tests in England. Earlier, his highest score in Tests in England was 39, which he made in the first innings of the third match played at Southampton on the last tour. Kohli had failed completely on that tour and scored 134 runs in five test matches.
Prior to the England tour, Kohli’s critics had raised the question that he is floppy in England and his technique is very weak in front of James Anderson. But when Team India was in trouble, Virat Kohli had made 149 runs in the innings, the team had to overcome the difficulties, otherwise India could not have been reduced to 200 runs.
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 getting the LBW out. Murali Vijay was out after scoring 20 runs.
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.
Rashid finished his 35-run partnership with Kohli in the second over of the innings by giving Ishant (05) to LBW. Ishant did not take the DRS, but if he did, he would not be given a knotout contract. After Ishant’s departure, Kohli shared a 57-run partnership with Umesh Yadav for 10th wicket, out of which Umesh was just one run. Kohli’s leg spinner caught Adil Rashid on the ball and the Indian innings ended with this. Umesh Yadav remained unbeaten.
Ashwin and Shami bowled England 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.
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.