09:36 GMT: Start of play for the day
Hello and warm welcome folks, to the live coverage of first Test of 5-match series between the host England and the visiting Indian side. Both the teams will face each other at the Edgbaston, Birmingham.
India, of course, have their own worries. Shikhar Dhawan's practice match lasted all of 4 balls, while Pujara, despite his County stint, struggled in the nets. They have lost their best bowler in these conditions, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, and another strong backup in Jasprit Bumrah. The pitch wears a slightly dry look, but England's decision to pick Sam Curran over Jamie Porter perhaps indicates that swing bowlers will be key.
Alastair Cook already served up a notice with a 180 against India A, as did Dawid Malan and Sam Curran. India must make sure that they start well, and then keep it going from there. They would have learnt from the last time they toured here that just a good start will mean next to nothing if they fail to keep the momentum going. They will also know that England have had a far from impressive year in Tests, just managing to shrug off a eight-Test winless streak, and some solid performances could land them serious pressure again.
The toss and the teams coming up shortly, please stay tuned.......
Its toss time now
England won the toss and will bat
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
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
09:59 GMT: Start of session's play

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AN Cook and KK Jennings to open the batting
10:00 GMT: Start of innings
UT Yadav comes on to bowl
0b10Yadav to Cook
First Ball of the Series!!!!! back of length just outside off stump, nips back in sharply, stays deep and jams it to on side
0b20short of a length on off stump, bit of seam as well, keeps his bat in the air to let it through
0b31good length delivery just outside off stump, plays it with soft hands to cover and getsw off the mark, as well as Englan
0b40Yadav to Jennings
touch full and around off stump, blocks it with soft hands to off side
0b50too full on middle and leg stump, eases it to mid on for a blob
0b60fullish delivery angling away to off, lets it go to the keeper to grab
End of over 1:(1 run scored) England 1-0 (Cook 1*, 3 balls, Jennings 0*, 3 balls)




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I Sharma comes on to bowl
1b10Sharma to Cook
pitched up just outside leg stump, seaming in, plays and misses, onto the pads
1b20length ball seaming away to off, leaves it alone for keeper to take
1b30back of length angling away to off, looks to block it but ball goes past the outside edge
1b40good length ball shaping away to off, draws his bat from the line of the ball to let it go alone
1b50full ball angling away to off, no shot offered
1b60fuller length and angling away to off, let it go alone
End of over 2:(0 runs scored) England 1-0 (Cook 1*, 9 balls, Jennings 0*, 3 balls)
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2b14Yadav to Jennings
full ball on leg stump, tickles it past the keeper for four, gets off the mark with a boundary
2b22inswinger on leg stump, good in length, works it to deep mid wicket for a brace
2b30touch full and just outside off stump, plays it with soft hands to slip cordon
2b42short of a good length on leg stump, glances it to long leg for a brace
2b50shortish delivery angling away to off, leaves it alone for keeper to take
2b60good length and around off stump, gets on the front foot and blocks it solidly to off side
End of over 3:(8 runs scored) England 9-0 (Cook 1*, 9 balls, Jennings 8*, 9 balls)
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3b10Sharma to Cook
good length ball angling away to off, goes for a drive but gets beaten
3b20full ball seaming away to off, lets it go to the keeper to take
3b30good length ball on the pads, looks to flick it but gets leading edge, lands safely to off side
3b40short of a length just outside off stump, fends it to point for a blob
3b51fuller on leg stump, clips it wide of mid wicket for a run
3b60Sharma to Jennings
full ball angling away to off, let it go alone
End of over 4:(1 run scored) England 10-0 (Cook 2*, 14 balls, Jennings 8*, 10 balls)
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4b14Yadav to Cook
short and wide outside off stump, goes on the backfoot and cuts it past point for four
4b21back of length outside off stump, punches it wide of cover and gets a run
4b30Yadav to Jennings
length ball on leg stump, nudges it to mid wicket for no run
4b41good length delivery outside off stump, knocks it to sweeper cover for a run
4b54Yadav to Cook
good length ball on the pads, clips it towards deep square leg for four
4b60full ball angling away to off, leaves it alone for keeper to take
End of over 5:(10 runs scored) England 20-0 (Cook 11*, 18 balls, Jennings 9*, 12 balls)
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5b10Sharma to Jennings
full and wide outside off stump, lets it go to the keeper to collect
5b20full ball slanting across to off, ignores it
5b30good length delivery angling in on off, gets forward and tries to block it but gets outside edge, lands infront of slip fielder
5b41good length delivery outside off stump, taps it to backward point for a run
5b50Sharma to Cook
good length delivery angling away to off, no shot offered
5b61yorker length on off stump, digs it out to on side and gets a run
End of over 6:(2 runs scored) England 22-0 (Cook 12*, 20 balls, Jennings 10*, 16 balls)




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R Ashwin comes on to bowl
6b10Ashwin to Cook
fuller on off stump, pushes it to cover
6b21flighted ball outside off stump, drives it to deep point
6b30Ashwin to Jennings
tossed up on off stump, pushes it back to the bowler
6b40flight and full just outside off stump, leans forward and jams it
6b51lbpitched up just outside off stump, sweeps and misses, off the glove and goes to off side
6b60Ashwin to Cook
floated up just outside off stump, lungs forward and defends it
End of over 7:(2 runs scored) England 24-0 (Cook 13*, 23 balls, Jennings 10*, 19 balls)
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7b10Sharma to Jennings
back of length just outside off stump, dabs it to point for a blob
7b20on length and on channel outside off stump, no shot offered
7b30fraction full just outside off stump, taps it to backward point
7b40back of length outside off stump, shoulders arms at it
7b51good length ball on the pads, turns it to fine leg for a single
7b60Sharma to Cook
fuller length shaping away from the left-hander, left alone
End of over 8:(1 run scored) England 25-0 (Cook 13*, 24 balls, Jennings 11*, 24 balls)
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8b11Ashwin to Jennings
flatter on leg stump, plays it to on side for a run
8b20Ashwin to Cook
tossed up outside off stump, edges it to short third man
8b30offbreak on leg stump, goes deep and jams it
8b40slightly overpitched and outside off stump, goes for a drive but finds extra cover
Knocked Him Over
8b50Absolute Ripper!!!!! flighted ball on middle stumps, turns sharply to off, Cook lungs forward to block it but misses the line, ball goes on to crash off stump, gets bowled out with a beauty, Ashwin strikes for India, England losses first on 26
Cook b Ashwin (13 runs, 28 balls, 2x4, 0x6)
CricketArchive Oracles say that This is the best bowling by Ravi Ashwin in an innings in Test matches at Birmingham
CricketArchive Oracles say that This is the best bowling by Ravi Ashwin in an innings in first-class matches at Birmingham
JE Root comes in to bat
8b62Ashwin to Root
tossed up outside off stump, drives it to deep extra cover and gets off the mark immediately
End of over 9:(3 runs scored) England 28-1 (Jennings 12*, 25 balls, Root 2*, 1 balls)
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9b10Sharma to Jennings
back of length angling away to off, leaves it alone for keeper to take
9b24good length delivery on off stump, edges it to third man for four
9b30good length ball seaming away to off, lets it go to the keeper to take
9b40full ball down the leg side, flicks and misses, through to the keeper
9b51short of a length on off stump, gets tall and lands it to off side, gets a run
9b64Sharma to Root
good length delivery tailing on the pads, works it to fine leg fence for four
End of over 10:(9 runs scored) England 37-1 (Jennings 17*, 30 balls, Root 6*, 2 balls)
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10b12Ashwin to Jennings
overpitched and outside off stump, drives it to square of the wicket for a couple
10b21fuller on leg stump, turns it to on side for a run
10b30Ashwin to Root
flatter on leg stump, nudges it to square leg
10b40tossed up on off stump, leans forward and blocks it
10b50flatter just outside off stump, goes deep and blocks it
10b61flighted ball on off, bit of turn as well, lungs forward and edges it to on side for a run
End of over 11:(4 runs scored) England 41-1 (Jennings 20*, 32 balls, Root 7*, 6 balls)




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11b10Sharma to Root
good length delivery around off stump, blocks it off the front foot with flat bat
11b24full ball sliding down the leg side, clips it square of fine leg for four
11b30back of length outside off stump, shoulders arms at it
11b40tad full on off stump, strides forward and blocks it to off side
11b50short ball angling in on leg stump, stays deep and jams it to on side
11b60touch full and outside off stump, leaves it alone for keepr to grab
End of over 12:(4 runs scored) England 45-1 (Jennings 20*, 32 balls, Root 11*, 12 balls)
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12b10Ashwin to Jennings
tossed up on off stump, sweeps it to square leg
12b20dragged it short outside off stump, cuts it straight to backward point
12b30straighter on off stump, blocked
12b40offbreak on leg stump, leans forward and jams it
12b50slower through the air on off stump, blocks it back to the bowler
12b60quicker on off stump, goes backward and defends it
End of over 13:(0 runs scored) England 45-1 (Jennings 20*, 38 balls, Root 11*, 12 balls)
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Mohammed Shami comes on to bowl
13b10Mohammed Shami to Root
banged it short on off stump, stands tall and drops it to off side
13b20good length ball on fifth stump line, bit of seam as well, looks to block it but gets beaten
13b30good length ball on off stump, full in pace, goes deep and jams it to on side
13b40fraction full and around off stump, solid front foot defence to off side
13b50good in length and just outside off stump, leaves it alone for keeper to take
13b60short of a good length on off, blocks it off the backfoot to off side
End of over 14:(0 runs scored) England 45-1 (Jennings 20*, 38 balls, Root 11*, 18 balls)
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11:02 GMT: Drinks interval
11:04 GMT: Play resumes
14b10Ashwin to Jennings
too full on leg stump, nudges it to mid on
14b20quicker delivery just outside off stump, gets beaten
14b30flighted ball on off stump, drives it to mid off
14b41too full on leg stump, sweeps it to fine leg for a run
14b50Ashwin to Root
offbreak on leg stump, goes deep and smoothers it
14b60floated up outside off stump, defends it to off side
End of over 15:(1 run scored) England 46-1 (Jennings 21*, 42 balls, Root 11*, 20 balls)
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15b11Mohammed Shami to Jennings
short ball outside off stump, dabs it wide of cover for a run
15b22Mohammed Shami to Root
shortish delivery on the hips, glances it to deep backward square leg for a brace
15b30fullish delivery just outside off stump, drives it straight to mid off
15b40yorker length on off stump, digs it out back to the bowler
15b50full ball on middle stump, gets on the front foot and drives it straight to mid on
15b64good length delivery just outside off stump, dabs it past the short third man for four
CricketArchive Oracles say that the England 50 took 15.6 overs
End of over 16:(7 runs scored) England 53-1 (Jennings 22*, 43 balls, Root 17*, 25 balls)




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16b10Ashwin to Jennings
turn and bounce just outside off stump, left alone
16b21flatter on leg stump, nudges it to FSL, who throws it to the stump and gives away a run
16b30Ashwin to Root
tossed up on off stump, blocks it back to the bowler
16b40good length ball outside off stump, dabs it to backward point
16b50offbreak on leg stump, turns it to on side for a run
16b63dragged it short just outside off stump, geos deep and cuts it wide of short third man for four
End of over 17:(4 runs scored) England 57-1 (Jennings 23*, 45 balls, Root 20*, 29 balls)
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17b10Mohammed Shami to Root
back of length just outside off stump, looks to defend it but beats the outside edge
17b20good length delivery outside off stump, dabs it to point for a blob
17b31short of a length on off stump, dabs it down to third man for a single
17b40Mohammed Shami to Jennings
back of length just outside off stump, left alone
17b50too full on off stump, gets on the front foot and drills it back to the bowler
17b60good length ball on leg stump, nudges it to mid wicket for a blob
End of over 18:(1 run scored) England 58-1 (Jennings 23*, 48 balls, Root 21*, 32 balls)
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18b10Ashwin to Root
short ball outside off stump, taps it to backward point
18b20floated up on off stump, lungs forward and jams it
18b30fuller on leg stump, flicks it to mid wicket
18b40flight and full on off stump, leans forward and defends it back
18b50full and flat on off stump, goes backward and blocks it
18b60bit short on the stumps, plays it to on side off the backfoot
End of over 19:(0 runs scored) England 58-1 (Jennings 23*, 48 balls, Root 21*, 38 balls)
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19b10Mohammed Shami to Jennings
shortish delivery just outside off stump, keeps his bat in line of stumps to let it go alone
19b24short and wide outside off stump, goes on the backfoot and cuts it to deep point for four
19b30short ball on the hips, dabs it to mid wicket for a blob
19b40fuller length just outside off stump, walks forward and blocks it to mid off
19b50slightly back of length on fifth stump line, shoulders arms at it
19b60fraction full and outside off stump, no shot offered
End of over 20:(4 runs scored) England 62-1 (Jennings 27*, 54 balls, Root 21*, 38 balls)
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UT Yadav comes on to bowl
20b10Yadav to Root
too full on off stump, gets on the front foot and jams it back to the bowler
20b20back of length outside off stump, shoulders arms at it
20b30good length ball seaming away to off, left alone
20b44tad short and outside off stump, goes backward and cuts it to deep point for four
20b50kept it short just outside off stump, lets it go alone
20b60back of length on leg stump, tucks it straight to mid wicket
End of over 21:(4 runs scored) England 66-1 (Jennings 27*, 54 balls, Root 25*, 44 balls)




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21b10Mohammed Shami to Jennings
bouncer on off stump, ducks under it to leave
21b20length ball outside off stump, steers it to third man
21b30full ball seaming away to off, drives and misses, through to the keeper
21b40length delivery on off stump, plays it to off side
21b51back of length on leg stump, plays it with soft hands to on side
21b61Mohammed Shami to Root
fullish delivery outside off stump, drives it wide of mid off for a run
End of over 22:(2 runs scored) England 68-1 (Jennings 28*, 59 balls, Root 26*, 45 balls)
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22b10Yadav to Root
good length delivery outside off stump, leaves it alone for keeper to take
22b21short of a length just outside off stump, dabs it down to third man for one
22b31Yadav to Jennings
good length delivery outside off stump, taps it wide of point for a single
22b40Yadav to Root
on length and outside off stump, generates some extra bounce, shoulders arms at it
22b51back of length just outside off stump, dabs it through backward point for a run
22b60Yadav to Jennings
short of a length outside off stump, edges it on the bounce to slip cordon
End of over 23:(3 runs scored) England 71-1 (Jennings 29*, 61 balls, Root 28*, 49 balls)
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23b11Mohammed Shami to Root
shortish delivery outside off stump, cuts it to third man for one run
23b20Mohammed Shami to Jennings
short ball sliding down the leg side, let it go alone
23b30shortish delivery sliding down the leg side, ignores it
23b41good length ball on leg stump, turns it to on side for a run
23b50Mohammed Shami to Root
banged it short just outside off stump, swivels it to mid on for a blob
23b61shortish delivery outside off stump, edges it past leg stump for one
End of over 24:(3 runs scored) England 74-1 (Jennings 30*, 64 balls, Root 30*, 52 balls)
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24b10Yadav to Root
short of a length on off stump, gets tall and jams it to on side
24b21short ball outside off stump, dabs it down to third man
24b31Yadav to Jennings
length delivery tailing on the pads, turns it to fine leg, 50 partnership up between these two
CricketArchive Oracles say that the partnership of 50 (Jennings 19, Root 31) took 94 balls
24b40Yadav to Root
fullish delivery outside off stump, gets forward and drives it straight to extra cover
24b50back of length just outside off stump, shoulders arms at it
24b60banged it short on the stumps, gets on top of the bounce and jams it to off side
End of over 25:(2 runs scored) England 76-1 (Jennings 31*, 65 balls, Root 31*, 57 balls)
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HH Pandya comes on to bowl
25b10Pandya to Jennings
good length ball on off stump, defends it with flat bat to off side
25b20back of length just outside off stump, leaves it alone for keeper to grab
25b34full and wide outside off stump, gets on the front foot and drives it to square of the wicket for four, top shot
25b41good in length and outside off stump, steers it to third man for a run
25b50Pandya to Root
full in length and on fourth stump line, strides forward and blocks it to off side
25b60on length and outside off stump, shoulders arms at it
End of over 26:(5 runs scored) England 81-1 (Jennings 36*, 69 balls, Root 31*, 59 balls)




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26b10Yadav to Jennings
good length delivery on fifth stump line, steps forward and defends it to off side
26b20Nearly Drags it On!!!!! shortish delivery outside off stump, goes for a punch, but gets inside edge, drags it past leg stump
26b30full and wide outside off stump, no shot offered
26b41back of length outside off stump, guides it to third man for a single
26b50Yadav to Root
good length ball seaming away to off, leaves it alone for keeper to grab
26b60short of a length just outside off stump, lifts his bat in the air to let it pass
End of over 27:(1 run scored) England 82-1 (Jennings 37*, 73 balls, Root 31*, 61 balls)
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27b10Pandya to Jennings
short ball sliding down the leg side, flicks and misses, keeper collects it
27b20good length delivery just on off stump, gets forward and blocks it solidly to off side
27b30good length ball just outside leg stump, goes for a clip but misses the line, ball kisses the trouser before going to keeper, who grabs it and shouts but umpire shakes his head
27b41length delivery outside off stump, punches it to square of the wicket for a run
27b50Pandya to Root
fraction full and around off stump, solid front foot defence to off side
27b60good length ball angling away to off, looks to play it but gets beaten, that's Lunch
End of over 28:(1 run scored) England 83-1 (Jennings 38*, 77 balls, Root 31*, 63 balls)
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12:02 GMT: End of the session's play
12:02 GMT: Lunch : Day 1
12:39 GMT: The Lunch has been taken, welcome back to the post-lunch session of day 1.........
12:41 GMT: Start of session's play
28b10Yadav to Jennings
touch full and outside off stump, leaves it alone for keeper to take
28b20fuller on leg stump, nudges it to mid on for a blob
28b30fullish delivery just outside off stump, goes for a drive but cannot beat mid off
28b44bback of length way outside off stump, keeper dives but fails to grab it, runs down to the fence, 4 bonus runs for England
28b50tad short and just outside off stump, looks to defend but changes his mind in the end, through to the keeper
28b60tad full and around off stump, blocks it solidly off the front foot to off side
End of over 29:(4 runs scored) England 87-1 (Jennings 38*, 83 balls, Root 31*, 63 balls)
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I Sharma comes on to bowl
29b10Sharma to Root
short of a good length on off stump, stays deep and jams it to off side
29b21good length ball tailing on the pads, turns it to deep square leg for a run
29b30Sharma to Jennings
on length and just outside off stump, shoulders arms at it
29b41back of length on fourth stump line, taps it wide of point for a run
29b50Sharma to Root
shortish delivery just outside off stump, punches it off the backfoot to short cover
29b60short and wide outside off stump, cuts and misses, through to the keeper
End of over 30:(2 runs scored) England 89-1 (Jennings 39*, 85 balls, Root 32*, 67 balls)
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30b10Yadav to Jennings
back of length just outside off stump, nips back in sharply, lifts his bat in the air to let it pass
30b20pitched up just outside off stump, leans forward and tries to block it, but misses, onto the pads
30b31good length ball tailing on the pads, turns it round the corner for a run
30b41Yadav to Root
shortish delivery just outside off stump, cuts it off the backfoot to third man
30b50Yadav to Jennings
full and wide outside off stump, leaves it alone for keeper to collect
30b60too full on off stump, gets forward and jams it back to the bowler
End of over 31:(2 runs scored) England 91-1 (Jennings 40*, 90 balls, Root 33*, 68 balls)




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31b10Sharma to Root
fuller length on middle and off stump, walks forward and blocks it to on side
31b20short of a length just outside off stump, looks to dab it but ball goes past the outside edge
31b30short ball on off, nipping back in sharply, stays deep and blocks it to off side
31b40on length and just outside off stump, gets forward and shoulders arms at it
31b50touch full and just outside off stump, solid front foot defence to off side
31b61short ball on off stump, dabs it wide of cover for a single
End of over 32:(1 run scored) England 92-1 (Jennings 40*, 90 balls, Root 34*, 74 balls)
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32b10Yadav to Root
good length ball on off stump, gets forward and jams it to off side
32b21shortish delivery outside off stump, goes for a cut but finds backward point
32b32Yadav to Jennings
fullish delivery just outside off stump, angling in a bit, goes for a drive, but gets inside edge, drags it past leg stump for a brace
32b40too full on channel outside off stump, leaves it alone for keeper to take
32b50length delivery outside off stump, no shot offered
32b60good length delivery outside off stump, lets it go to the keeper to take
End of over 33:(3 runs scored) England 95-1 (Jennings 42*, 94 balls, Root 35*, 76 balls)
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33b12Sharma to Root
tad full and outside off stump, drives it to square of the wicket for a couple
33b20good length delivery outside off stump, left alone
33b31good length ball outside off stump, edges it to third man
33b40Sharma to Jennings
full ball on fifth stump line, lifts his bat in the air to let it through
33b50touch full and just outside off stump, keeps his bat in the air to let it pass
33b60good length ball shaping away to off, shoulders arms at it
End of over 34:(3 runs scored) England 98-1 (Jennings 42*, 97 balls, Root 38*, 79 balls)
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34b10Yadav to Root
fullish delivery outside off stump, lets it go to the keeper to grab
34b20good length ball tailing on the pads, turns it to mid wicket
34b30slightly back of length and sliding down the leg side, flicks and misses, through to the keeper
34b40tad short and outside off stump, goes for a cut but fails to make any connection
34b50back of length angling away to off, keeps his bat in the air to let it pass
34b60good length delivery on off, nipping back in, stays deep and tries to play but misses the line, onto the pads
End of over 35:(0 runs scored) England 98-1 (Jennings 42*, 97 balls, Root 38*, 85 balls)
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Mohammed Shami comes on to bowl
Oh no, Jennings cannot believe it but he has to walk back
35b10Mohammed Shami to Jennings
back of a length on off stump, gets tall and tries to block it, gets inside, drags it on the boot, ball rolls to the stumps, and one bail been taken off, enough to dismiss Jennings, he goes for well played 42, change of bowling works for India, Shami returns and strikes, England now 98-2
Jennings b Mohammed Shami (42 runs, 98 balls, 4x4, 0x6)
CricketArchive Oracles say that This is the best bowling by Mohammed Shami in an innings in Test matches at Birmingham
CricketArchive Oracles say that This is the best bowling by Mohammed Shami in an innings in first-class matches at Birmingham
DJ Malan comes in to bat
35b22Mohammed Shami to Malan
shortish delivery outside off stump, goes deep and knocks it past point, gets off the mark straight away
CricketArchive Oracles say that the England 100 took 35.2 overs
35b30good length ball on leg stump, nudges it to mid wicket
35b40full ball tailling on the pads, turns it to mid wicket
35b50back of length angling away to off, leaves it alone for keeper to take
35b60good in length and outside off stump, angling in, keeps his bat in line of stump to let it pass
End of over 36:(2 runs scored) England 100-2 (Root 38*, 85 balls, Malan 2*, 5 balls)




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I Sharma comes on to bowl
36b11Sharma to Root
fuller on middle stump, pushes it past the bowler and gets a run
36b21Sharma to Malan
back of length outside off stump, taps it wide of point for a run
36b30Sharma to Root
back of length just outside off stump, angling in, keeps his bat in line of stumps to let it go alone
36b40good length ball tailing on the pads, turns it to short mid wicket
36b50short of a good length on off, gets on top of the bounce and lands it to off side
36b60too full on off stump, gets on the front foot and jams it to off side
End of over 37:(2 runs scored) England 102-2 (Root 39*, 90 balls, Malan 3*, 6 balls)
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37b10Mohammed Shami to Malan
fullish delivery just outside off stump, goes for a drive but finds cover, no run
37b20fuller on leg stump, eases it to mid on for a blob
37b34shortish delivery down the leg side, rocks back and pulls it towards fine leg fence for four
37b41short of a length just outside off stump, steers it to third man for a single
37b50Mohammed Shami to Root
shortish delivery just outside off stump, punches it off the backfoot but straight to point
37b60back of length shaping away to off, tries to defend it but changes his mind in the end, through to the keeper
End of over 38:(5 runs scored) England 107-2 (Root 39*, 92 balls, Malan 8*, 10 balls)
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R Ashwin comes on to bowl
38b11lbAshwin to Malan
pitched up just outside off stump, lungs forward to block it but misses the line, onto his boot, Ashwin shouts but Dar says no, Ashwin looks confident, Kohli refers it to third umpire, replay shows that ball pitched outside off, decision stands with on-field umpire
38b24Ashwin to Root
flighted ball just outside off stump, goes for a drive but gets outside edge, goes past the lone slip fielder for four, that four brings up 6000 Test runs for Root
CricketArchive Oracles say that Joe Root has made 6000 runs in Test matches
38b30fuller on leg stump, nudges it to mid wicket
38b40bit short on off, goes deep and jams it
38b50good length ball outside off stump, taps it to point
38b60fuller on leg stump, clips it to mid wicket
End of over 39:(5 runs scored) England 112-2 (Root 43*, 97 balls, Malan 8*, 11 balls)
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39b10Mohammed Shami to Malan
on length and outside off stump, let it go alone
39b20fullish delivery just outside off stump, drives it straight to mid off
Malan has been given LBW, he chats with Root and goes for a review
39b30good length ball just outside off stump, nibs back in sharply, Malan stays deep to block it but misses the line, onto the pads, Shami shouts and Gaffaney raises his finger, Malan chats with Root and refers it to third umpire, replay shows there three reds, so decision stands, Malan has to walk back, Shami gets his 2nd, England now 3 down on 112
Malan lbw b Mohammed Shami (8 runs, 14 balls, 1x4, 0x6)
13:40 GMT: Drinks interval
13:41 GMT: Play resumes
JM Bairstow comes in to bat
39b40Mohammed Shami to Bairstow
too straight on leg stump, nudges it to mid wicket
39b51too full on leg stump, flicks it to fine leg and gets off the mark
39b60Mohammed Shami to Root
fuller length just outside off stump, drives it elegantly but straight to extra cover
End of over 40:(1 run scored) England 113-3 (Root 43*, 98 balls, Bairstow 1*, 2 balls)
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40b10Ashwin to Bairstow
short ball just outside off stump, goes deep and knocks it to short cover
40b23dragged it short outside off stump, punches it off the backfoot past cover, picks up three
40b30Ashwin to Root
too full on off stump, wrists it to short mid wicket
40b40tossed up just outside off stump, lungs forward and jams it to off side
40b54low full toss just outside off stump, gets on the front foot and drives it past mid off for four
40b60full toss sliding down the leg side, flicks and misses, onto the pads
End of over 41:(7 runs scored) England 120-3 (Root 47*, 102 balls, Bairstow 4*, 4 balls)




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41b10Mohammed Shami to Bairstow
shortish delivery seaming away to off, cuts and misses, through to the keeper
41b20too full on off stump, gets forward and drills it to mid on
41b31back of length outside off stump, dabs it wide of backward point for a run
41b40Mohammed Shami to Root
full ball on middle and off stump, gets forward and jams it to on side
41b50full ball on leg stump, clips it to square leg for no run
41b61good length delivery on leg stump, turns it to mid wicket and grabs a quick run
End of over 42:(2 runs scored) England 122-3 (Root 48*, 105 balls, Bairstow 5*, 7 balls)
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I Sharma comes on to bowl
42b11Sharma to Root
good length ball tailing on the pads, turns it round the corner for a run
42b20Sharma to Bairstow
full ball just outside off stump, goes for a drive but finds mid off
42b30short of a length just outside off stump, knocks it to cover off the backfoot
42b41back of length nips back in on leg stump, turns it to deep backward square leg
42b51Sharma to Root
full ball tailing on the pads, flicks it to through mid wicket for a run, 50 up for Root
CricketArchive Oracles say that Joe Root has made 50 in 107 balls with 6 fours
42b62Sharma to Bairstow
full ball swinging to leg side, whips it to deep mid wicket for a brace
End of over 43:(5 runs scored) England 127-3 (Root 50*, 107 balls, Bairstow 8*, 11 balls)
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UT Yadav comes on to bowl
43b12Yadav to Root
shortish delivery outside off stump, cuts it just wide of third man and grabs a couple
43b20fullish delivery just outside off stump, gets on the front foot and drives it back to the bowler
43b30good in length and on channel outside off stump, leaves it alone for keeper to take
43b40tad full and outside off stump, strides forward and goes for a drive, but gets inside edge, drags it onto the pads
43b50short of a length just outside off stump, dabs it just wide of slip cordon
43b60too straight on leg stump, clips it straight to short mid wicket
End of over 44:(2 runs scored) England 129-3 (Root 52*, 113 balls, Bairstow 8*, 11 balls)
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44b10Sharma to Bairstow
short ball outside off stump, goes for a cut finds point
44b24overpitched and outside off stump, gets on the front foot and drives it to square of the wicket for four, top shot
44b30good length ball outside off stump, shoulders arms at it
44b41banged it short outside off stump, hooks it to deep square leg for a run
44b50Sharma to Root
kept it short and outside off stump, Root tries to cut it but makes no connection at all, through to the keeper
44b61back of length outside off stump, dabs it down to third man for a single
End of over 45:(6 runs scored) England 135-3 (Root 53*, 115 balls, Bairstow 13*, 15 balls)
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45b10Yadav to Root
yorker right in the blockhole, gets forward and keeps it out to on side
45b21short ball on the hips, glances it to long leg for just one
45b30Yadav to Bairstow
good in length and around off stump, solid front foot defence to off side
45b42back of length on the hips, tucks it to deep backward sqaure leg
45b50good length delivery just outside off stump, punches it wide of mid off, where Kohli dives and stops a certain four
45b61back of length just outside off stump, edges it to third man for one
End of over 46:(4 runs scored) England 139-3 (Root 54*, 117 balls, Bairstow 16*, 19 balls)




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46b10Sharma to Bairstow
short of a length just outside off stump, knocks it off the backfoot to cover
46b20good length ball just outside off stump, drives it straight to man at cover
46b30back of length on off stump, blocks it with soft hands to off side
46b41lbback of length sliding down the leg side, plays and misses, off the pads and goes to on side, steals a run
46b51Sharma to Root
short ball outside off stump, steers it to third man one
46b60Sharma to Bairstow
tad full and just outside off stump, pushes it to man at mid off for a blob
End of over 47:(2 runs scored) England 141-3 (Root 55*, 118 balls, Bairstow 16*, 24 balls)
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47b14Yadav to Root
good length ball on the pads, whips it towards deep square leg fence for four
47b20on length and just outside off stump, keeps his bat in the air to let it go alone
47b32full ball tailing on the pads, works it towards deep mid wicket, Vijay runs around and cuts it off to 2
47b41good length delivery outside off stump, taps it wide of backward point for one
47b50Yadav to Bairstow
short ball outside off stump, knocks it straight to short cover
47b60back of length on off stump, mistimes it to on side for a blob
End of over 48:(7 runs scored) England 148-3 (Root 62*, 122 balls, Bairstow 16*, 26 balls)
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R Ashwin comes on to bowl
48b11Ashwin to Root
fuller on off stump, drives it to long on for a run
48b24Ashwin to Bairstow
flighted ball on off stump, goes on his knees and slogs it towards deep mid wicket for four
CricketArchive Oracles say that the England 150 took 48.2 overs
48b30full and quick on off stump, goes deep and jams it back to the bowler
48b40tossed up on leg stump, clips it just wide of leg slip
48b50tossed up on off stump, leans forward and jams it
48b60too full on off stump, drives it back to the bowler
End of over 49:(5 runs scored) England 153-3 (Root 63*, 123 balls, Bairstow 20*, 31 balls)
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HH Pandya comes on to bowl
49b10Pandya to Root
good length ball around off stump, solid front foot defence to off side
49b20back of length just outside off stump, tries to dab it but gets beaten
49b30good length delivery outside off stump, lifts his bat in the air to let it through
49b40fuller on off stump, steps forward and jams it to off side
49b50good length ball outside off stump, edges it on the bounce to first slip
49b60shortish delivery on off stump, gets on top of the bounce and drops it to off side
End of over 50:(0 runs scored) England 153-3 (Root 63*, 129 balls, Bairstow 20*, 31 balls)
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50b10Ashwin to Bairstow
tossed up just outside off, gets across and plays it to on side
50b20fuller on off stump, pushes it to mid off
50b30full ball down the leg side, nudges it to short leg
50b40flatter on leg stump, turns it to short leg
50b50short ball sliding down the leg side, plays and misses, onto the pads
50b62bit short just outside off stump, punches it to deep extra cover
End of over 51:(2 runs scored) England 155-3 (Root 63*, 129 balls, Bairstow 22*, 37 balls)




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51b10Pandya to Root
touch full and around off stump, gets forward and blocks it solidly to off side
51b20good length ball on fifth stump line, solid front foot defence to off side
51b30fullish delivery just outside off stump, drives it firmly but straight to mid off
51b41lbgood length ball sliding down the leg side, misses the flick, off the pads and goes to on side
51b54Pandya to Bairstow
good length delivery just outside off stump, goes for a drive but gets outside edge, goes wide of 2nd slip and runs down to the fence for four
51b60back of length outside off stump, dabs it to point for a blob
End of over 52:(5 runs scored) England 160-3 (Root 63*, 133 balls, Bairstow 26*, 39 balls)
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52b12Ashwin to Root
flatter outside off stump, knocks it to square of the wicket for a brace
CricketArchive Oracles say that the partnership of 50 (Root 22, Bairstow 26) took 76 balls
52b20full and flat on middle stump, goes deep and jams it
52b30too full on leg stump, clips it to mid wicket
52b40too straight on leg stump, nudges it to short mid wicket
52b50flatter on leg stump, turns it to square leg
52b60tossed up just outside off stump, blocked it off the front foot
End of over 53:(2 runs scored) England 162-3 (Root 65*, 139 balls, Bairstow 26*, 39 balls)
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53b10Pandya to Bairstow
fraction full and around off stump, gets forward and blocks it solidly to off side
53b20bouncer on the stumps, sits under it to leave
53b30good length ball outside off stump, edges it on the bounce to slip fielder
53b40slower good length ball outside off stump, plays and misses, through to the keeper
53b50short of a length on off stump, gets tall and jams it to off side
53b61length delivery outside off stump, taps it wide of point and picks up a run, that's Tea
End of over 54:(1 run scored) England 163-3 (Root 65*, 139 balls, Bairstow 27*, 45 balls)
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14:41 GMT: End of the session's play
14:41 GMT: Tea : Day 1
15:00 GMT: The Tea has been taken, welcome back to the post-tea session of Day 1........
15:01 GMT: Start of session's play
Mohammed Shami comes on to bowl
54b14Mohammed Shami to Bairstow
good length ball just outside off stump, edges it just wide of 2nd slip for four
54b20touch full and around off stump, gets forward and blocks it solidly to off side
54b30fuller on leg stump, nudges it to mid on for a blob
54b40back of length just outside off stump, chops it to slip cordon off the backfoot
54b50too full on off stump, gets forward and drills it back to the bowler
54b61good length ball on off stump, plays it with soft hands to on side for a run
End of over 55:(5 runs scored) England 168-3 (Root 65*, 139 balls, Bairstow 32*, 51 balls)
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55b10Pandya to Bairstow
bumper on off stump, sits under it to leave
55b21short ball on leg stump, tucks it to deep square leg
55b30Pandya to Root
kept it short on off stump, stands tall and lands it to off side
55b40good length ball outside off stump, angling in a bit, shoulders arms at it
55b54full ball tailing on the pads, whips it past mid on for four
55b64short ball down the leg side, rocks back and pulls it to fine leg fence for four
End of over 56:(9 runs scored) England 177-3 (Root 73*, 143 balls, Bairstow 33*, 53 balls)




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56b10Mohammed Shami to Bairstow
back of length outside off stump, left alone
56b20too full on off stump, drills it to mid off for a blob
56b31fuller on off stump, mistimes it to on side for a run
56b40Mohammed Shami to Root
back of length just outside off stump, shoulders arms at it
56b51good length ball outside off stump, taps it wide of point for a single
56b64Mohammed Shami to Bairstow
What a Shot That is!!!! overpitched and outside off stump, gets on the front foot and drives it elegantly towards deep extra cover fence for four, top shot
End of over 57:(6 runs scored) England 183-3 (Root 74*, 145 balls, Bairstow 38*, 57 balls)
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57b10Pandya to Root
on length and outside off stump, shoulders arms at it
57b21banged it short just outside off stump, pulls it to deep mid wicket for one
57b31Pandya to Bairstow
short and wide outside off stump, steers it to third man
57b41Pandya to Root
shortish delivery just outside off stump, dabs it down to third man
57b50Pandya to Bairstow
fullish delivery outside off stump, drives it on the up infront of short cover
57b61length ball on leg stump, plays it to on side for a run
CricketArchive Oracles say that Jonathan Bairstow has made 500 runs in first-class matches at Birmingham
End of over 58:(4 runs scored) England 187-3 (Root 76*, 148 balls, Bairstow 40*, 60 balls)
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58b10Mohammed Shami to Bairstow
good length delivery on fifth stump line, shoulders arms at it
58b20shortish delivery angling away to off, cuts and misses, through to the keeper
58b31good length ball on leg stump, plays it with soft hands to mid on and collects a run, brilliant running
58b41Mohammed Shami to Root
short ball on off stump, fends it to backward point and grabs a run
58b54Mohammed Shami to Bairstow
banged it short just outside off stump, goes on the backfoot and cuts it just over slip fielder, ball runs down to the fence for four
58b60back of length just outside off stump, knocks it straight to cover off the backfoot
End of over 59:(6 runs scored) England 193-3 (Root 77*, 149 balls, Bairstow 45*, 65 balls)
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59b10Pandya to Root
shortish delivery outside off stump, shoulders arms at it
59b20good length ball outside off stump, pokes it to backward point
59b30short of a length on off stump, gets tall and drops it to off side
59b41length ball on leg stump, turns it to on side for a single
59b50Pandya to Bairstow
too full on off stump, drives it straight to short cover
59b61back of length on the hips, tucks it to deep mid wicket
End of over 60:(2 runs scored) England 195-3 (Root 78*, 153 balls, Bairstow 46*, 67 balls)
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60b10Mohammed Shami to Bairstow
good length ball sliding down the leg side, flicks and misses, onto the pads
60b22good length ball outside off stump, knocks it to square of the wicket for a brace
60b30fuller length just outside off stump, pushes it to silly mid off
60b41short of a length on off stump, dabs it wide of point for a run
60b50Mohammed Shami to Root
fullish delivery on off stump, gets forward and edges it onto the pads
60b61good length ball outside off stump, steers it to third man
End of over 61:(4 runs scored) England 199-3 (Root 79*, 155 balls, Bairstow 49*, 71 balls)




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61b11Pandya to Root
back of length outside off stump, dabs it down to third man for one, 200 up for England
CricketArchive Oracles say that the England 200 took 61.1 overs
61b24Pandya to Bairstow
full ball on middle stump line, gets on the front foot and drives it straight down the ground for four
CricketArchive Oracles say that Jonathan Bairstow has made 50 in 72 balls with 7 fours
61b34short and wide outside off stump, stays deep and punches it towards sweeper cover for four, fielder runs after but cannot cut it off
61b42back of length on the hips, tucks it to deep square leg and gets a couple, good running
61b50fullish delivery just outside off stump, pushes it straight to mid off
61b61short of a length on off stump, plays it to on side for a run
End of over 62:(12 runs scored) England 211-3 (Root 80*, 156 balls, Bairstow 60*, 76 balls)
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R Ashwin comes on to bowl
62b10Ashwin to Bairstow
fuller on off stump, plays it to off side
62b24flighted delivery outside off stump, edges it to third man for four
CricketArchive Oracles say that the partnership of 100 (Root 37, Bairstow 64) took 137 balls
Root gets run out on 80, disappointment for him again, fails to conver fifty into hundred
62b31flighted ball on leg stump, turns it to deep mid wicket, runs the first one hard and comes back for the 2nd, Kohli at deep collects the ball and fires it to bowler's end, direct hit, Root dives but falls short, misses out on 80, England now 4 down on 215
Root run out (Kohli) (80 runs, 156 balls, 9x4, 0x6)
BA Stokes comes in to bat
62b40fuller on off stump, blocked
62b50tossed up on off stump, jams it back to the bowler
62b61slow ball on leg stump, plays it to on side for a run
End of over 63:(6 runs scored) England 217-4 (Bairstow 66*, 82 balls, Stokes 0*, 0 balls)
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UT Yadav comes on to bowl
63b10Yadav to Bairstow
fuller length on off stump, gets forward and plays it to mid on
63b21too full on middle stump, drives it just wide of mid on for a run
63b30Yadav to Stokes
back of length outside off stump, shoulders arms at it
63b40fuller length just outside off stump, solid front foot defence to off side
63b50full ball just outside off stump, goes for a drive but cannot beat mid off
63b60good length ball outside off stump, angling in a bit, leaves it alone for keeper to take
End of over 64:(1 run scored) England 218-4 (Bairstow 67*, 84 balls, Stokes 0*, 4 balls)
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64b11Ashwin to Bairstow
flatter on leg stump, turns it to deep backward square leg
64b21Ashwin to Stokes
offbreak on leg stump, turns it to fine leg for a run
64b31Ashwin to Bairstow
fuller on leg stump, nudges it to mid wicket
64b40Ashwin to Stokes
flighted ball on off, lungs forward and jams it
64b50full and flat on off, stays deep and blocks it
64b60short ball on leg stump, tucks it to mid wicket
End of over 65:(3 runs scored) England 221-4 (Bairstow 69*, 86 balls, Stokes 1*, 8 balls)
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65b11Yadav to Bairstow
good length delivery outside off stump, drives it wide of cover, who dives and gets hand on that
65b20Yadav to Stokes
back of length outside off stump, shoulders arms at it
65b30good length on off stump, blocks it to off side on the front foot
65b40length ball outside off stump, swings and misses, through to the keeper
65b51full length ball just outside off stump, taps it to backward point and gets off the mark
Bowled Him Out
65b60Yadav to Bairstow
good length delivery outside off stump, goes for a punch but gets inside edge, drags it onto the stump, gets knocked out on well played 70, Yadav gets his first, England now losses half of his side on 223
Bairstow b Yadav (70 runs, 88 balls, 9x4, 0x6)
End of over 66:(2 runs scored) England 223-5 (Stokes 2*, 12 balls)




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JC Buttler comes in to bat
66b10Ashwin to Stokes
flighted delivery outside off stump, drives it to extra cover
66b21slower delivery on leg stump, plays it to on side for a run
66b30Ashwin to Buttler
floated up on off stump, gets forward and jams it back
66b40full and straight on middle and leg stump, looks to work it on the on side but misses the line, onto the pads, Ashwin shouts and Dar raises his finger, desctructive Buttler departs for a duck, Ashwin's 2nd scalp, England introuble with 224-6
Buttler lbw b Ashwin (0 runs, 2 balls, 0x4, 0x6)
SM Curran comes in to bat
66b50Ashwin to Curran
tossed up just outside off stump, lungs forward and jams it
66b60full and quick on off, goes deep and smoothers it
End of over 67:(1 run scored) England 224-6 (Stokes 3*, 14 balls, Curran 0*, 2 balls)
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67b14Yadav to Stokes
full ball on middle stump, works it towards deep mid wicket fence for four
67b20too full on channel outside off stump, leaves it alone for keeper to take
67b30good length ball tailing on the pads, tucks it to mid wicket for a blob
67b40back of length outside off stump, stays deep and knocks it straight to extra cover
67b51fuller length outside off stump, steers it to third man fora run
67b61Yadav to Curran
full ball drifted on the pads, clips it through mid wicket for a run
End of over 68:(6 runs scored) England 230-6 (Stokes 8*, 19 balls, Curran 1*, 3 balls)
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68b10Ashwin to Curran
fuller on off stump, pushes it back to the bowler
68b20tossed up just outside off stump, leans forward to defend it
68b30straighter on off stump, jams it off the front foot
68b40flatter just outside off stump, taps it to backward point
68b50bit short just outside off stump, punches it to short cover
68b60flighted ball outside off stump, mistimes it to on side
End of over 69:(0 runs scored) England 230-6 (Stokes 8*, 19 balls, Curran 1*, 9 balls)
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Mohammed Shami comes on to bowl
69b10Mohammed Shami to Stokes
fuller on off stump, gets forward and jams it
69b20fullish delivery outside off stump, drives and misses, through to the keeper
69b30full ball on leg stump, nudges it to mid on
69b40bit full on off stump, strides forward and jams it
69b54fuller on leg stump, flicks it towards deep mid fence for four
CricketArchive Oracles say that Ben Stokes has passed his previous highest score of 10 in Test matches at Birmingham
69b63fullish delivery outside off stump, gets on the front foot and drives it past mid off, who runs after and cuts it off to 3
End of over 70:(7 runs scored) England 237-6 (Stokes 15*, 25 balls, Curran 1*, 9 balls)
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16:15 GMT: Drinks interval
16:19 GMT: Play resumes
70b10Ashwin to Stokes
tossed up on off stump, leans forward and blocks it back
70b22flatter on leg stump, tucks it to deep square leg
70b30fuller on leg stump, nudges it to mid wicket
70b40flighted ball on off stump, comes down the track and plays it to mid on
70b51short ball on leg stump, turns it round the corner for a run
70b60Ashwin to Curran
flight and full on off, steps forward and blocks it
End of over 71:(3 runs scored) England 240-6 (Stokes 18*, 30 balls, Curran 1*, 10 balls)




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71b10Mohammed Shami to Stokes
good length ball on off stump, blocks it with dead bat to on side
71b20fullish delivery just outside off stump, solid front foot defence to off side
71b32length ball on leg stump, plays it to on side for a run
71b40back of length outside off stump, let it go
71b50good length on leg stump, nudges it to mid on
71b60back of length on leg stump, tucks it to mid wicket
End of over 72:(2 runs scored) England 242-6 (Stokes 20*, 36 balls, Curran 1*, 10 balls)
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72b10Ashwin to Curran
fuller on leg stump, nudges it to square leg
72b20tossed up on off stump, blocked
72b30flatter on off stump, jams it off the backfoot
72b40floated up just outside off stump, leans forward and blocks it
72b50flighted ball outside off stump, drives it straight to mid off
72b60fuller on off stump, defended
End of over 73:(0 runs scored) England 242-6 (Stokes 20*, 36 balls, Curran 1*, 16 balls)
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73b10Mohammed Shami to Stokes
short of a length just outside off stump, bit of extra bounce as well, looks to cut but let it go in the end
73b20back of length just outside off stump, blocks it solidly with flat bat to off side
73b30good length delivery outside off stump, looks to play but gets beaten
73b41full ball tailing on the pads, turns it to fine leg for a run
73b50Mohammed Shami to Curran
good length ball just outside off stump, left alone
73b60back of length on off stump, edges it on the bounce to first slip
End of over 74:(1 run scored) England 243-6 (Stokes 21*, 40 balls, Curran 1*, 18 balls)
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Gone
74b10Ashwin to Stokes
flighted delivery turning to leg side, goes on the backfoot and chips it straight back to the bowler, Ashwin grabs it and jumps up in the with joy, big fish has been caught, Ash gets his 3rd, England now losses 7th on 243
Stokes c and b Ashwin (21 runs, 41 balls, 2x4, 0x6)
AU Rashid comes in to bat
74b20Ashwin to Rashid
fuller on leg stump, plays it to on side
74b30tossed up on off stump, blocks it back to the bowler
74b40slider on leg stump, nudges it to short leg
74b51bflighted ball outside off stump, blocks and misses, keeper fails to grab it
74b60Ashwin to Curran
turn and bounce outside off stump, left alone
End of over 75:(1 run scored) England 244-7 (Curran 1*, 19 balls, Rashid 0*, 4 balls)
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75b11Mohammed Shami to Rashid
short of a length just outside off stump, fends it to backward point for a run
75b22Mohammed Shami to Curran
full ball on off stump, edges it just wide of 2nd slip and grabs a couple
75b30short ball on leg stump, tucks it to square leg
75b41short ball outside off stump, cuts it to deep point
75b52Mohammed Shami to Rashid
full ball on the pads, chips it just over mid wicket and collects a couple
CricketArchive Oracles say that the England 250 took 75.5 overs
75b60good length ball shaping away to off, left alone
End of over 76:(6 runs scored) England 250-7 (Curran 4*, 22 balls, Rashid 3*, 7 balls)




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76b10Ashwin to Curran
flatter on off stump, knocks it to mid off on the backfoot
76b20flighted ball spinning away to off, gets beaten
76b30tad quicker outside off stump, let it go alone
76b42slider on leg stump, turns it to long leg for a brace
76b51flighted delivery outside off stump, lungs forward and edges it wide of short third man
76b60Ashwin to Rashid
offbreak just outside leg stump, plays and misses, stucks it onto the pads
End of over 77:(3 runs scored) England 253-7 (Curran 7*, 27 balls, Rashid 3*, 8 balls)
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HH Pandya comes on to bowl
77b14Pandya to Curran
back of length outside off stump, punches it towards deep extra cover off the backfoot for four
77b20yorker length outside off stump, plays and misses, through to the keeper
77b30short ball just outside off stump, chops it to point off the backfoot
77b40full and wide outside off stump, shoulders arms at it
77b50good length ball outside off stump, fends it to point
77b64good length delivery outside off stump, gets forward and drives it to sweeper cover for four
End of over 78:(8 runs scored) England 261-7 (Curran 15*, 33 balls, Rashid 3*, 8 balls)
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78b10Ashwin to Rashid
flatter on off stump, punches it to cover
78b24dragged it short outside off stump, late cuts it past slip fielder for four
78b34flighted ball on leg stump, comes down the track and flicks it towards deep mid wicket for four
78b40tossed up on off stump, blocks it back to the bowler
78b50full ball just outside off stump, strides forward and jams it
78b60flighted ball outside off stump, taps it to short third man
End of over 79:(8 runs scored) England 269-7 (Curran 15*, 33 balls, Rashid 11*, 14 balls)
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I Sharma comes on to bowl
79b10Sharma to Curran
shortish delivery angling away to off, cuts and misses, through to the keeper
79b20back of length on off stump, jams it with dead bat to off side
79b30good length ball outside off stump, drives it straight to cover
79b44back of length outside off stump, knocks it through cover and ball runs down to the fence for four
79b50on length and outside off stump, shoulders arms at it
79b61good length ball just outside off stump, steers it to third man for one
End of over 80:(5 runs scored) England 274-7 (Curran 20*, 39 balls, Rashid 11*, 14 balls)
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80b10Ashwin to Curran
full and quick on off, jams it off the backfoot
80b21short ball on leg stump, turns it to fine leg
CricketArchive Oracles say that Sam Curran has passed his previous highest score of 20 in Test matches
80b30Ashwin to Rashid
fuller on off stump, taps it to point
80b41flighteed ball on off stump, swings it to deep mid wicket
80b50Ashwin to Curran
offbreak on off stump, defends it off the backfoot
80b60too full on middle stump, nudges it to mid wicket
End of over 81:(2 runs scored) England 276-7 (Curran 21*, 43 balls, Rashid 12*, 16 balls)




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81b11Sharma to Rashid
short ball on leg stump, turns it to on side for a run
81b20Sharma to Curran
bouncer on off stump, sits under it to leave
81b30bouncer on the stumps, gets underneath to let it go
81b40shortish delivery on off stump, sits under it to leave alone
81b50back of length just outside off stump, gets beaten
81b61length ball on leg stump, turns it to on side for a run
End of over 82:(2 runs scored) England 278-7 (Curran 22*, 48 balls, Rashid 13*, 17 balls)
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82b10Ashwin to Curran
fuller on off stump, pushes it to mid on
82b20tossed up on off stump, blocked
82b30fuller on off stump, jams it back to the bowler
82b40flatter on leg stump, nudges it to mid wicket
82b50fuller on leg stump, flicks it to square leg
82b60flighted ball on off stump, steps forward and defends it
End of over 83:(0 runs scored) England 278-7 (Curran 22*, 54 balls, Rashid 13*, 17 balls)
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Sharma shouts for LBW, Gaffaney says no, Sharma convinces Kohli and goes for a review
83b10Sharma to Rashid
good length ball just outside off stump, nips back in sharply, Rashid tries to block it but misses the line, onto the pads, Sharma shouts but turns down by umpire Gaffaney, he convinces Kohli and goes for a review, replays shows that impact was in line, ball hitting the stumps, decision overturned, proves to be good one for India, Rashid departs, England now 8 down on 278
Rashid lbw b Sharma (13 runs, 18 balls, 2x4, 0x6)

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SCJ Broad comes in to bat
83b20Sharma to Broad
length ball angling away to off, left alone
83b30full length delivery shaping away to off, let it go alone
83b44bshort ball sliding down the leg side, flicks and misses, keeper dives but fails to grab it, 4 bonus runs for England
83b50good length delivery on fifth stump line, looks to defend it but gets beaten
83b61full toss on the pads, clips it through mid wicket and gets off the mark
End of over 84:(5 runs scored) England 283-8 (Curran 22*, 54 balls, Broad 1*, 5 balls)
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84b10Ashwin to Broad
turn and bounce outside off stump, left alone
84b20full and straight on off stump, leans forward to block it but misses the line, onto the pads, Ashwin shouts and Dar waves his finger in the air, Broad goes for just 1, Ashwin's 4th victim, England now 283-9
Broad lbw b Ashwin (1 runs, 7 balls, 0x4, 0x6)

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JM Anderson comes in to bat
84b30Ashwin to Anderson
flat and quick on off, goes deep and jams it back to the bowler
84b40quicker delivery outside off stump, shoulders arms at it
84b50flatter on off stump, stays deep and jams it down the pitch
84b60fuller on leg stump, blocks it off the front foot
End of over 85:(0 runs scored) England 283-9 (Curran 22*, 54 balls, Anderson 0*, 4 balls)
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85b11Sharma to Curran
back of length on the stumps, dabs it to mid wicket and grabs a run
85b20Sharma to Anderson
good length ball down the leg side, ignores it
85b30tad full and on fifth stump line, looks to defend it but gets beaten
85b40fraction full and angling away to off, gets beaten
85b50good length ball on fourth stump line, bit of seam as well, blocks and misses, through to the keeper
85b60fuller on off stump, blocks it with dead bat to off side
End of over 86:(1 run scored) England 284-9 (Curran 23*, 55 balls, Anderson 0*, 9 balls)




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86b10Ashwin to Curran
fuller on off stump, blocks it
86b20flighted ball outside off stump, drives it wide of cover, who dives and stops it
86b30tossed up on off stump, blocked
86b40offbreak on off, blocks it back to the bowler
86b50floated up just outside off stump, lungs forward and defends it
86b61slider on leg stump, turns it to deep backward square leg
End of over 87:(1 run scored) England 285-9 (Curran 24*, 61 balls, Anderson 0*, 9 balls)
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Mohammed Shami comes on to bowl
87b10Mohammed Shami to Curran
back of length outside off stump, crunches it off the backfoot but straight to cover
87b20full ball angling in on the pads, gets forward and jams it back to the bowler
87b30good length delivery shaping away to off, left alone
87b40good in length and outside off stump, steers it to third man for a single
87b50Put Down!!!! good length ball seaming away to off, edges it just wide of keeper, who dives and fails to grab it
87b60fraction full and just outside off stump, strides forward and blocks it to off side, that's stumps too
End of over 88:(0 runs scored) England 285-9 (Curran 24*, 67 balls, Anderson 0*, 9 balls)
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17:33 GMT: End of the session's play
17:59 GMT: Stumps day 1, a fantastic day of Test cricket comes to an end, Indian bowlers made a great comeback after just picking up 3 wickets in the first 2 sessions. 6 wickets session put India right on top of the game. England were cruising towards a big total, when Root and Bairstow were at the crease. But once Root trapped run out of Kohlis direct hit, England batting derailed and slumped from 216-3 to 243-7. Rashid and Curran built up 35 runs stand but failed to go past 300. Root and Bairstow scored 80 and 70 respectively. Ashwin was star for India with 4/60. England still got 1 wicket intact, will try to maximize their total tomorrow morning. On the other hand, India will try to grab the lone wicket as soon as possible. Lets see what happens tomorrow, please join us about the same time for all the live action. Take care and goodbye till then....
18:00 GMT: Close of play for the day
10:02 GMT: Start of play for the day
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10:04 GMT: Start of session's play
88b10Ashwin to Anderson
tossed up on off stump, blocks it back to the bowler
88b20drifted on leg stump, plays it to on side
88b30slow ball on stump, nudges it to short mid wicket
88b42arm ball outside off stump, goes for a punch, gets inside edge, drags it past leg stump for a brace
88b50fuller on off stump, gets forward and jams it
88b60tossed up on middle stump, jams it off the front foot
End of over 89:(2 runs scored) England 287-9 (Curran 24*, 67 balls, Anderson 2*, 15 balls)
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89b10Mohammed Shami to Curran
good length ball outside off stump, left alone
89b20short of a length just outside off stump, dabs it to cover for a blob
89b30good length ball swinging in on the pads, flicks and misses, stucks it onto the pads
89b40back of length outside off, bit of swing as well, looks to steer it but gets outside edge, goes just wide of keeper, who moves around and grabs it, that's it, England rolled over to 287
Curran c Karthik b Mohammed Shami (24 runs, 71 balls, 3x4, 0x6)
Last over 90:(0 runs scored) England 287 all out (Anderson 2*, 15 balls)
10:09 GMT: End of innings