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  1. India vs England 1st Test LIVE Score day 1, ENG vs IND LIVE: Ashwin’s spin sends Alistair Cook back home early

India vs England 1st Test LIVE Score day 1, ENG vs IND LIVE: Ashwin’s spin sends Alistair Cook back home early

India vs England 1st Test LIVE Cricket Score: Joe Root won the toss and opted to bat first in the opener of five-match Test series against India at Edgbaston, Birmingham. Catch IND vs ENG live cricket score and updates here.

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India vs England 1st Test LIVE Cricket Score: England captain Joe Root won the toss and elected to bat first in the opening Test match against Virat Kohli’s India at Edgbaston, Birmingham. Team Indi have left out their Test veteran Cheteshwar Pujara and have given KL Rahul a chance to prove his prowess. Rahul will bat at number three. India will be playing three pacers, Hardik Pandya as the all-rounder and R Ashwin as the lone spinner.

England are playing their 100th Test today and would want to win the match to mark their superiority in the format.

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The conditions in Birmingham are slightly better with a brief spell of rain earlier this week but India would still comfortable on the field. While India boasts of a good fast-bowling unit to take on England, the hosts too have a quality spinner in Adil Rashid to counter India’s spin twins – Ravichandran Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja.

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Pataudi Trophy, 2018Edgbaston, Birmingham 26 September 2018

England  287 (89.4) & 180 (53.0)

vs

India  274 (76.0) & 162 (54.2)

BowlersORWKT
Ben Stokes *14.2404
Adil Rashid491
BatsmanRB
Umesh Yadav0 8

Match Ended ( Day 4 - 1st Test )

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Highlights

  • 15:11 (IST)

    Teams:

    India (Playing XI): Murali Vijay, Shikhar Dhawan, Lokesh Rahul, Virat Kohli(c), Ajinkya Rahane, Dinesh Karthik(w), Hardik Pandya, Ravichandran Ashwin, Umesh Yadav, Mohammed Shami, Ishant Sharma

    England (Playing XI): Alastair Cook, Keaton Jennings, Joe Root(c), Dawid Malan, Jonny Bairstow(w), Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler, Sam Curran, Adil Rashid, Stuart Broad, James Anderson

  • 15:10 (IST)

    England win the toss and bat!

    Joe Root says it looks a good surface and the cloud should burn off. While, Virat Kohli says he was thinking about bowling because of the cloud cover, to get the maximum out of the new ball on day 1, but agrees that it looks a decent track.

16:44 (IST) 01 Aug 2018
15th over: England 46-1 (Jennings 21, Root 11)

It isn’t sure whether Ashwin is spinning it because there’s moisture in the well-watered pitch, or because it’s dry and therefore tacky. Ashwin being quite good is probably relevant too, and he sends one past the outside edge and off stump - Jennings left it, but the turn he anticipated wasn’t there. Single off the over, earned by Jennings to long leg, via sweep.

16:16 (IST) 01 Aug 2018
9th over: England 25-1 (Jennings 12, Root 2)

Root takes two off his first ball, gliding to cover. But I can’t stop watching that ball from Ashwin, which was pretty much perfection. England will be feart, and with good reason.

16:13 (IST) 01 Aug 2018
WICKET! Cook b Ashwin 13 (England 26-2)

Here we go! Here - we - go! This is delicious from Ashwin, flighting one in that pitches on middle, grips, spits and fizzes past the outside edge to clatter off! Oh yes!

15:58 (IST) 01 Aug 2018
5th over: England 20-0 (Cook 11, Jennings 9)

Yadav serves Cook a short, wide one, so he slaps it to the point fence. Then he and Jennings nab a single each before Cook snaps four more off his pads. This is now a minor Start, which is to say one should now add two wickets to the score.

15:53 (IST) 01 Aug 2018
4th over: England 10-0 (Cook 2, Jennings 8)

There’s plenty of swing for Ishant - too much swing, you might say - and Cook is content to take one from the over, turned off his legs.

15:45 (IST) 01 Aug 2018
2nd over: England 1-0 (Cook 1, Jennings 0)

Ishant Sharma, who has form for brilliance in England, is getting warm. He’s lost the waves in favour of a sweep and his first ball squares Cook, pitching on the seam and going away into the back thigh – good start. Very good start! The third ball also leaves Cook, and the fourth is too good, squaring him again! Maiden.

15:39 (IST) 01 Aug 2018
1st over: England 1-0 (Cook 1, Jennings 0)

India have three slips and a gully, then move gully to short midwicket; cunning. Umesh Yadav – who name means “his hands” in Hebrew – runs in hard, and Alistair Cook blocks well on the back foot. Then he finds some movement and Cook leaves well, relying on the bounce – there’s less than he expected and already the call to bat looks the right one. Cook then takes a single into the off side, the only run form the over.

15:38 (IST) 01 Aug 2018
Pitch report:

Sanjay Manjrekar inspected the pitch for the game. His verdict was that it is 'typical English conditions'. The conditions are overcast and the pitch is dark in colour which means there can be some moisture on the surface.  Now you can have a look at the pitch yourself and share us your thought.

15:33 (IST) 01 Aug 2018
Cheteshwar Pujara dropped

With Pujara dropped the question is who has got the benefit of the big sacrifice by the Indian side. Taking into account KL Rahul's current form, it was almost inevitable to exclude him from the playing XI. It means that Shikhar Dhawan has got the benefit. It does not look to be a very wise decision as Dhawan himself has struggled in the long-format lately. 

In the practice match, Dhawan played just four balls and was a massive failure for the Indian side. Ravi Shastri and Kohli should have considered Pujara's composure and skills over Dhawan's fiery attitude.

15:28 (IST) 01 Aug 2018
Tests played by each team: 

England have played the most number of Test matches- 1000. They are followed by Australia (812), West Indies (535), India (523), South Africa (427), New Zealand (426), Pakistan (415), Sril Lank (274), Bangladesh (108), Zimbabwe (105) and Ireland and Afghanistan (01).

15:11 (IST) 01 Aug 2018
Teams:

India (Playing XI): Murali Vijay, Shikhar Dhawan, Lokesh Rahul, Virat Kohli(c), Ajinkya Rahane, Dinesh Karthik(w), Hardik Pandya, Ravichandran Ashwin, Umesh Yadav, Mohammed Shami, Ishant Sharma

England (Playing XI): Alastair Cook, Keaton Jennings, Joe Root(c), Dawid Malan, Jonny Bairstow(w), Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler, Sam Curran, Adil Rashid, Stuart Broad, James Anderson

15:10 (IST) 01 Aug 2018
England win the toss and bat!

Joe Root says it looks a good surface and the cloud should burn off. While, Virat Kohli says he was thinking about bowling because of the cloud cover, to get the maximum out of the new ball on day 1, but agrees that it looks a decent track.

14:54 (IST) 01 Aug 2018
Adil Rashid's return

Talking of turn, Adil Rashid is expected to make a comeback today. In general, he’s not been well treated by England and Joe Root in particular, dropped for Liam Dawson, omitted for Mason Crane, and never really given a run. But this time it is different. If the selectors have asked him to come out of retirement then they must have thought him to be important for the series against India.

13:06 (IST) 01 Aug 2018
Joe Root's impressive record

The England skipper likes to face Indian bowlers. He has scored a fifty in each of the 11 Tests he has played against India. No other player has hit fifty-plus scores in more consecutive Tests against a single opponent than Root's 11 against India.

The conditions in Birmingham look good for batting. The pitch is hard and should offer a lot of runs. There is likely to be a cloud cover which could prompt the teams into playing a lone spinner.

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