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

Toss: England, who chose to bat
England 287/10 (89.4)  &  180/10 (53)
India 274/10 (76)  &  162/10 (54.2)
England won by 31 runs
Man of the Match: Sam Curran
  • Umesh Yadav 0 * (8)

Over 13.4 Sam Curran bowls a good length delivery to Murali Vijay,  out Lbw!! When it swings, he is a dangerous bowler. This did pitched around middle and darted in late, Vijay plonked his front foot forward and the bat was nowhere near the pad.

Over 13.6 Sam Curran bowls a good length delivery to Lokesh Rahul, out Bowled!!  Poor from Rahul reached out to a full delivery and tried to drive, thick inside edge and it clattered back on.

Over 15.5 Sam Curran bowls a good length delivery to Shikhar Dhawan, out Caught by Malan!! The ball is swinging and Dhawan must have known that he had gotten away with one poor shot earlier in the over, but he drives at a ball he could've left alone, thick edge and safely held at 2nd slip. 

Over 27.4 Ben Stokes bowls a good length delivery to Ajinkya Rahane, out Caught by Jennings!! The ball was on a short of length and Rahane needlessly flirted at it.Well away from the body and giving catching practice to the third slip.

Over 29.2 Ben Stokes bowls a good length delivery to Dinesh Karthik, out Bowled! Karthik was late to get forward, he made the mistake of leaving a gap between bat and pad as he drove. Saw the furniture disturbed.

Over 45.6 Sam Curran bowls a pitched up delivery to Hardik Pandya, out Lbw!! Pandya was planting his front leg forward and then playing around the ball and he is not able to get his leg out of the line and is pinged on the boot. Dar gave it a thought before raising the finger.

Over 50.3JM Anderson bowls good length delivery to Ravichandran Ashwin, and that’s the end of his stay in the middle, clean bowled! .Bowled him!

Over 54.1 JM Anderson bowls a good length delivery to Mohammed Shami, out Caught by Malan!! Fuller and outside off, Shami's tailender instincts take over and go for a waft sans footwork, the outside edge flies towards Malan at second slip.

Over 63.4 Adil Rashid bowls a quicker arm ball to Ishant Sharma, out Lbw!! It was the wrong 'un and Ishant did not pick it, prodded forward to defend but is beaten on the inside edge and struck in front of middle stump. Dar obliges to the appeal by raising his finger. 

Over 75.6 Adil Rashid bowls a tossed up delivery to Virat Kohli, out Caught by Broad!! Kohli needed a single to get his strike back, has to deal with a wide quicker one to cut. Smacks, very bottom-handed into a waiting backward point's hands.