England vs India 1st Test at Birmingham, 01 Aug, 2018

Toss: England, who chose to bat
England won by 31 runs
W
England, who chose to bat
India 162/10 in 54.2 Overs
Current Run rate: 2.98

England 287/10 (89.4) & 180/10 (53)

India 274/10 (76) & 162/10 (54.2)

Player of the Match: Sam Curran
Batsman
Runs
Balls
4's
6's
S/R
Mat
Runs
HS
Avg
0
8
0
0
0
38
253
30
11.00
Bowler
Overs
Maidens
Runs
Wkts
Econ
Mat
Wkts
BBI
Avg
14.2
2
40
4
2.79
43
104
6/22
32.97
4
1
9
1
2.25
11
41
5/64
40.63
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Last Wicket: Hardik Pandya 31(61)

Over 55.0  

Sam Curran is the Man of the Match
Joe Root: I am thrilled to bits. It has been a fantastic team performance despite the ups and downs the credit must go to the bowling unit. Coming into today, it was going to be a stiff challenge and we knew that if we stayed calm throughout, we would give ourselves the best chance to win. This is why Test cricket is this special - it throws up so many things through the day and we did a good job in staying calm. We made sure we didn't get ahead of ourselves and after three days of fantastic cricket from both sides it gives us a lot of confidence going into the next game. It shows that there is so much more than just skills, runs and wickets when it comes to Test cricket at this level. It is a great time for us and hopefully, we can use it going forward. Sam Curran has a great amount of skill; great having him in our side and very exciting and promising cricketer. It is easy to make an emotional decision right now, but we need to sit outside and decide for Lord's depending on the surface.
Virat Kohli: It was a great game of cricket. Glad to be a part of such an exciting Test match; there were a couple of moments when we came back. A team like England is relentless, they made us work very hard for our runs. Our shot selection could have been better. We definitely need to apply ourselves better with the bat, but England came back superbly and we need to take the positives and move forward. There is a lot to learn from the lower order in the first innings, Ishant and Umesh got stuck in the middle. There is no hiding from this game; we need to be positive, relentless. From the team's point of view, my innings in the first innings is right up there, perhaps second after the knock in Adelaide. Had we won it would have been the best. We need to think how to regroup and get back for the next match. Test cricket is my favorite format, there is nothing better than testing yourselves over five days and I hope the fans like it too.
England won by 31 runs and lead the series with 1-0
54.2
W
Over 54.2 Ben Stokes bowls a good length delivery to Hardik Pandya,out Caught by Cook! Hardik Pandya guides it straight to Cook at first slip who hangs on. A comfortable height to take it.
54.1
0
Over 54.1 Ben Stokes bowls a good length delivery to Hardik Pandya, no runs, gets forward and punches it straight back to the bowler.
End of Over 54 (3 runs)   India 162/9

Umesh Yadav 0/8 Adil Rashid 4-1-9-1
Hardik Pandya 31/59

53.6
0
Over 53.6 Adil Rashid bowls a quicker arm ball to Umesh Yadav, no runs, stays on the front foot and defends it to silly-point.
53.5
1
Over 53.5 Adil Rashid bowls a tossed up delivery to Hardik Pandya, 1 run, gets forward and drives it along the ground to long on for a single.
53.4
0
Over 53.4 Adil Rashid bowls it flat in the air to Hardik Pandya, no runs, gets back in the crease and punches it straight to the man at mid-wicket.
53.3
0
Over 53.3 Adil Rashid bowls a quicker arm ball to Hardik Pandya, no runs, gets forward and defends it towards mid-on.
53.2
2
Over 53.2 Adil Rashid bowls a tossed up delivery to Hardik Pandya, 2 runs, goes down on his knee and heaves it across the line towards long on and picks up a couple of runs.
53.1
0
Over 53.1 Adil Rashid bowls a tossed up delivery to Hardik Pandya, no runs, gets forward and pushes it straight to the man at cover.
End of Over 53 (1 runs)   India 159/9

Umesh Yadav 0/7 Ben Stokes 14-2-40-3
Hardik Pandya 28/54

52.6
0
Over 52.6 Ben Stokes bowls a good length delivery to Umesh Yadav, no runs, comes on to the front foot and blocks it back to the bowler.
52.5
1
Over 52.5 Ben Stokes bowls a pitched up delivery to Hardik Pandya, 1 run, gets forward and drives it through cover for a single.
52.4
0
Over 52.4 Ben Stokes bowls a good length delivery to Hardik Pandya, no runs, gets on top of the bounce and punches it to extra cover.
52.3
0
Over 52.3 Ben Stokes bowls it short of length to Hardik Pandya, no runs, backs away in the crease and cuts it down to deep backward point.
52.2
0
Over 52.2 Ben Stokes bowls a pitched up delivery to Hardik Pandya, no runs, gets forward and punches it hard but straight back to the bowler.
52.1
0
Over 52.1 Ben Stokes bowls a good length delivery to Hardik Pandya, no runs, gets across the line on the back foot and works it towards mid-wicket.