Watch: Virat Kohli mocks Joe Root after run out
India are on top after they first day’s play of Edgbaston Test. They have scalped nine English wickets after the hosts elected to bat first in their historic 1000th Test. England became the first nation ever to play 1000 Test matches.
England’s start was good in the first session with Alastair Cook’s wicket being the only dismissal before lunch. Ravichandran Ashwin dismissed Cook for the eighth time In Tests. Opener Keaton Jennings was impressive with his captain Joe Root at the other end.
Jennings left after the lunch break scoring 42 runs. Root reached his 41st half-century. Dawid Malan didn’t click which made Jonny Bairstow take the charge with his skipper. These two went to tea break leaving England on course for a big first innings total.
Yorkshire mates Root and Bairstow put on 104-run stand for the fourth wicket. India got back in the game as soon as the partnership broke with an outstanding throw from Indian skipper Virat Kohli to run Root out. The English captain missed out a hundred as he made 80 runs from 156 deliveries hitting 9 fours.
Big names Jos Buttler and Ben Stokes couldn’t make any impact as the England lost their way. Bairstow soon departed scoring 79 runs off just 88 balls. England lost six wickets in the last session. They collapsed from 216/3 to 283/9.
England finished the day with 285 runs for nine wickets in 88 overs. Sam Curran stays unbeaten for 67-ball 24* with James Anderson at the opposite end. Ashwin is on brink of another five-wicket haul. He bagged four wickets so far.
Watch Joe root’s dismissal here-
England 285/9 in 88 overs (Root 80, Bairstow 70; Ashwin 4/60, Shami 2/62)