RESULT
1st Test, Birmingham, August 01 - 04, 2018, India tour of England
287 & 180
(T:194) 274 & 162

England won by 31 runs

Player Of The Match
24, 4/74, 63 & 1/18
sam-curran
England 1st INNINGS 
BATTING RBM4s6sSR
Alastair Cook  b Ashwin1328382046.42
Keaton Jennings  b Mohammed Shami42981534042.85
Joe Root (c)run out (Kohli)801562439051.28
Dawid Malan lbw b Mohammed Shami814231057.14
Jonny Bairstow  b Yadav70881199079.54
Ben Stokes c & b Ashwin2141522051.21
Jos Buttler lbw b Ashwin024000.00
Sam Curran c †Karthik b Mohammed Shami2471983033.80
Adil Rashid lbw b Sharma1318352072.22
Stuart Broad lbw b Ashwin1780014.28
James Anderson not out 215240013.33
Extras(b 9, lb 4)13
TOTAL89.4 Ov (RR: 3.20)287
Fall of wickets: 1-26 (Alastair Cook, 8.5 ov), 2-98 (Keaton Jennings, 35.1 ov), 3-112 (Dawid Malan, 39.3 ov), 4-216 (Joe Root, 62.3 ov), 5-223 (Jonny Bairstow, 65.6 ov), 6-224 (Jos Buttler, 66.4 ov), 7-243 (Ben Stokes, 74.1 ov), 8-278 (Adil Rashid, 83.1 ov), 9-283 (Stuart Broad, 84.2 ov), 10-287 (Sam Curran, 89.4 ov)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
Umesh Yadav1725613.29706000
65.6 to JM Bairstow, dragged on and India are fighting back...Bairstow's part in the run out is followed by his wicket. It's a back-of-a-length delivery outside off, he aims square through the off side and it takes a bottom edge into the stumps. 223/5
Ishant Sharma1714612.70735000
83.1 to AU Rashid, big lbw appeal and India will review the not-out decision. Inswinger from off stump, catches him on the knee roll on the front leg, at a middle stump line. The front foot hasn't moved forward at all and this looks very close...it's out! That's hitting leg stump.. 278/8
Ravichandran Ashwin2676242.381236000
8.5 to AN Cook, cleaned him up with a beauty! Memories of the tour to India in this one. Drifts into middle stump, Cook plays forward, grips to spin past the outside edge and into the off stump. Lovely piece of bowling. 26/1
66.4 to JC Buttler, given lbw and England are collapsing Buttler isn't reviewing. He's basically played across a straight ball. It turned a little, but he shouldn't be missing that. Struck on the knee roll. 224/6
74.1 to BA Stokes, got him! This is the polar opposite of how Ben Stokes plays his cricket - soft. Short of a length ball on middle and leg. He's been whipping those with the angle all this while, but this one grips and holds its line. Some extra bounce too and it floats back at Ashwin off the leading edge. He's had a lot of happy moments today. Flashes another grin.. 243/7
84.2 to SCJ Broad, that looks plumb. It's given. Broad won't even talk about the review. It's that swinging delivery from Ashwin again. Full, with the seam pointed at leg slip. Shapes back in and beats the inside edge as he looks to defend for the turn. He's struck right in front of the middle. Little doubt there. 283/9
Mohammed Shami19.426433.25837000
35.1 to KK Jennings, oh, what a way to go!. Short of a length from round the wicket, Jennings defends and the ball drops down by his feet then dribbled back towards the stumps and just had enough force to dislodge the off bail. Agony for Jennings after all the hard work. 98/2
39.3 to DJ Malan, given lbw! Back of a length from round the wicket, beats the inside edge. Malan has called for the review. It's reasonably high on the back pad, but he's quite a way back. Umpire's call on impact and height so another low score for Malan at home. 112/3
89.4 to SM Curran, and that's that...Curran has a fiddle outside off to a back of a length delivery and takes a regulation edge which Karthik takes safely this time. Very nice set up by Shami, a couple of big inswingers followed by the wider delivery which nips away. 287/10
Hardik Pandya1014604.60398000
India 1st INNINGS 
BATTING RBM4s6sSR
Murali Vijay lbw b Curran2045704044.44
Shikhar Dhawan c Malan b Curran2646833056.52
KL Rahul  b Curran42510200.00
Virat Kohli (c)c Broad b Rashid14922527722166.22
Ajinkya Rahane c Jennings b Stokes1534531044.11
Dinesh Karthik  b Stokes048000.00
Hardik Pandya lbw b Curran2252773042.30
Ravichandran Ashwin  b Anderson1015212066.66
Mohammed Shami c Malan b Anderson24170050.00
Ishant Sharma lbw b Rashid517450029.41
Umesh Yadav not out 11649006.25
Extras(b 4, lb 11, nb 4, w 1)20
TOTAL76 Ov (RR: 3.60)274
Fall of wickets: 1-50 (Murali Vijay, 13.4 ov), 2-54 (KL Rahul, 13.6 ov), 3-59 (Shikhar Dhawan, 15.5 ov), 4-100 (Ajinkya Rahane, 27.4 ov), 5-100 (Dinesh Karthik, 29.2 ov), 6-148 (Hardik Pandya, 45.6 ov), 7-169 (Ravichandran Ashwin, 50.3 ov), 8-182 (Mohammed Shami, 54.1 ov), 9-217 (Ishant Sharma, 63.4 ov), 10-274 (Virat Kohli, 75.6 ov)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
James Anderson2274121.861104000
50.3 to R Ashwin, what a beauty! Anderson gets one in the wicket column. A length ball, angled in to off stump, nips further off the pitch and straightens a fraction off the seam, beats the outside edge and takes off stump. 169/7
54.1 to Mohammed Shami, sharp grab, they've caught one in the slips. Good length outside off, Shami can't resist having a drive, the edge flies quickly and there is relief on Malan's face as he holds on. 182/8
Stuart Broad1024004.00467003
Sam Curran1717444.356510010
13.4 to M Vijay, oh this looks very good for lbw and England have reviewed the not-out decision. Big inswinger catches him halfway into his forward stride and in front of middle stump. It's under the knee roll too...no bat...and it's hitting leg stump! That's a good review. It looked very good on first look. Curran not the quickest, but he's had Vjay in two minds with his inswinger. Vijay probably caught napping here. His head's fallen over into the off side, perhaps expecting this to angle across. He's late on the flick. England have the opening. 50/1
13.6 to KL Rahul, drags it on! That is a woeful shot from KL Rahul! Chases and manages to get a ball that's at least a metre away from off to hit it. It's floated up, a sucker ball. No real movement on it. Rahul has half a stride and he's looking to caress it with...well, almost a flat-bat, by the end of it. It's because he isn't to the pitch. He had no chance of being to the pitch of this. Sam Curran is buzzing and so is Edgbaston.. 54/2
15.5 to S Dhawan, he's got him! Sam Curran is stealing the show! Not talked about at all in the lead-up, he's now completely dragged this game England's way. Swings it away from off stump, Dhawan, one again, is looking to drive against the swinging ball without a stride. This time he's looking off side, slightly opened bat face. Foot stuck in the crease. Simple take at second slip. 59/3
45.6 to HH Pandya, Pandya reviews immediately after being given lbw. That was a brutal yorker! But the bat was close to toe. Has Pandya got an edge? He hasn't...and that is thundering into leg stump! What a ball from Curran. Hoops in from off stump and catches him on the underside of his boot. Pandya's head falling into the off side and he has no chance of maintaining balance trying to flick this. 148/6
Adil Rashid803123.87343100
63.4 to I Sharma, and he's trapped him lbw...a full, straight delivery and he's caught right in front. It was the googly, in fact, which Ishant didn't pick. No review this time...a bad decision in hindsight. That googly was going down.. 217/9
75.6 to V Kohli, finds point. Short and wide ball and he ends up cutting it straight to the fielder. Of all balls to get out to. Falls a run short of 150, but he walks off with a smile. He's done the job.. 274/10
Ben Stokes1947323.848412001
27.4 to AM Rahane, got him! And you have to say, that's been coming! Shorter length, wide line, Rahane is suckered by the angle into the bat, not sure whether to stick or twist, and in the end plays a horrible floppy stab, gloves as far from his body as they could be, and offers a sharp chance to the right of Jennings at third slip! Very close to the no-ball, but not quite!. 100/4
29.2 to KD Karthik, smashing stuff! Stokes pitches it right up to the pads, a bit of late inswing, and Karthik's stumps have been splattered! That was loose from the batsman, but brilliant from the bowler, he's been making the ball talk, and now it's talking his language too!. 100/5
England 2nd INNINGS 
BATTING RBM4s6sSR
Alastair Cook  b Ashwin01414000.00
Keaton Jennings c Rahul b Ashwin818301044.44
Joe Root (c)c Rahul b Ashwin1435481040.00
Dawid Malan c Rahane b Sharma2064812031.25
Jonny Bairstow c Dhawan b Sharma2840685070.00
Ben Stokes c Kohli b Sharma613210046.15
Jos Buttler c †Karthik b Sharma1270050.00
Sam Curran c †Karthik b Yadav63651029296.92
Adil Rashid  b Yadav1640601040.00
Stuart Broad c Dhawan b Sharma1128320039.28
James Anderson not out 00500-
Extras(b 10, lb 2, nb 1)13
TOTAL53 Ov (RR: 3.39)180
Fall of wickets: 1-9 (Alastair Cook, 3.4 ov), 2-18 (Keaton Jennings, 7.4 ov), 3-39 (Joe Root, 15.1 ov), 4-70 (Dawid Malan, 26.2 ov), 5-85 (Jonny Bairstow, 30.2 ov), 6-86 (Ben Stokes, 30.4 ov), 7-87 (Jos Buttler, 30.6 ov), 8-135 (Adil Rashid, 44.4 ov), 9-176 (Stuart Broad, 51.6 ov), 10-180 (Sam Curran, 52.6 ov)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
Mohammed Shami1223803.16525000
Ravichandran Ashwin2145932.80976100
3.4 to AN Cook, hello, time traveller, it's August 1 again. Ashwin has got one to dip on middle stump, drawn Cook forward, and zipped past his outside edge to hit off stump once again. Cannot get any more similar to his first innings dismissal. Half-hearted forward stride with the bat playing for the one that slides on. But the dip has done him. 9/1
7.4 to KK Jennings, edged and taken at second slip! Ashwin's enjoying the England left handers. Good length on off stump, Jennings presses forward, it straightens to take the outside edge and it's a neat grab. 18/2
15.1 to JE Root, this is a brilliant catch at leg slip! Goes back to a shorter delivery, works it off his pads, comes off the face of the bat, Rahul stays low at leg slip and holds a wonderful snaffle by his bootlaces. Might even have bounced off his knee into his hands. 39/3
Ishant Sharma1305153.92536101
26.2 to DJ Malan, taken at gully!Sensational delivery from Ishant. completely squares Malan up. Just about the perfect outswinger to the left hander, and from around the wicket. It starts on middle stump, with the angle in, floats away as Malan looks to block it. Unplayable. Thick edge flies to gully who makes easy work of it. 70/4
30.2 to JM Bairstow, Dhawan gets it this time! A good catch, low to his right at first slip. Ishant with another peach. Inswinger from wide-ish, straightens after pitching. All while being in line with the stumps, so there's no question of leaving that ball. He jabs at it with hard hands though, without a stride. Could have been forward, perhaps. But he wasn't, and he's gone.. 85/5
30.4 to BA Stokes, Kohli takes it at third slip! Ishant Sharma is turning it on, and the slip catching is backing him up! Stokes has done all he can, but this is too good for him. Another outswinger from around the wicket. He misses this and it probably hits off stump. He gets bat, and he's not surviving that way either. It's the perfect length, half a yard short of a good length. He can't be fully forward or back - just stay on the crease and offer soft hands. He does it too, but along with the movement, Ishant has got this to spring up and create some pace. The edge dips low to Kohli's left and he follows it, staying low and getting his upper body to sway with the ball before holding on. 86/6
30.6 to JC Buttler, edged and caught behind! Ishant's charge continues...not stopping India. Short of a length outside off, Buttler aiming to push somewhat halfheartedly off the back foot, gets a thin top edge through to the keeper. They are checking for the no-ball, it's very tight but it has a fraction of heel behind the line. England sink further. 87/7
51.6 to SCJ Broad, Dhawan grin, Ishant has five. Another top delivery, shaping away from the corridor, like all the wickets he's had today. Broad can't get away this time with his stab away from the body. Flies to Dhawan's left at hip height and he pouches it comfortably this time at first slip. Another vital contribution down the order - this wicket was worth 41 runs. 176/9
Umesh Yadav712022.85302000
44.4 to AU Rashid, rips through the gate. That looked nice. Pace is pace. Length ball with some shape away from off, so Rashid is looking to follow the trajectory like he has been previously. But this holds its line after pitching and beats the inside edge to knock off stump. A handy contribution from Rashid, he's put up 48 with Curran. 135/8
52.6 to SM Curran, got him! Karthik jumps across first slip and gets two hands to it. Only just. He was off balance there. Curran walking across his stumps to this wide short ball, looks to steer towards third man but he gets a big edge. That's the end to a superb innings.. 180/10
India 2nd INNINGS (Target: 194 runs)
BATTING RBM4s6sSR
Murali Vijay lbw b Broad617260035.29
Shikhar Dhawan c †Bairstow b Broad1324371054.16
KL Rahul c †Bairstow b Stokes1324462054.16
Virat Kohli (c)lbw b Stokes51931854054.83
Ajinkya Rahane c †Bairstow b Curran216340012.50
Ravichandran Ashwin c †Bairstow b Anderson1315143086.66
Dinesh Karthik c Malan b Anderson2050562040.00
Hardik Pandya c Cook b Stokes3161864050.81
Mohammed Shami c †Bairstow b Stokes033000.00
Ishant Sharma lbw b Rashid1115192073.33
Umesh Yadav not out 0819000.00
Extras(b 1, lb 1)2
TOTAL54.2 Ov (RR: 2.98)162
Fall of wickets: 1-19 (Murali Vijay, 5.5 ov), 2-22 (Shikhar Dhawan, 7.3 ov), 3-46 (KL Rahul, 14.6 ov), 4-63 (Ajinkya Rahane, 21.4 ov), 5-78 (Ravichandran Ashwin, 24.3 ov), 6-112 (Dinesh Karthik, 36.6 ov), 7-141 (Virat Kohli, 46.3 ov), 8-141 (Mohammed Shami, 46.6 ov), 9-154 (Ishant Sharma, 49.6 ov), 10-162 (Hardik Pandya, 54.2 ov)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
James Anderson1625023.12663000
24.3 to R Ashwin, no escape this time! He's walked at a length ball in the corridor and nicked a thin one through to Bairstow. Marginal shape away matched by marginal feet movement. He's almost falling into this shot, with hard hands. Almost like he's been lulled by a drifter of his own. Anderson has his first wicket, India are five down. 78/5
36.6 to KD Karthik, edged and gone! A formidable start to the day from Anderson, and the catcher is none other than Dawid Malan at second slip! Just sat up on the pitch, kissed the edge of an uncertain poke, and lobbed into Malan's fingertips as he stooped low to gather. A check from the umpire but no issues there!. 112/6
Stuart Broad1424323.07647000
5.5 to M Vijay, padding up and given lbw! More shape back in from Broad, this time it's a misjudgment from Vijay and, after a chat with Dhawan, he doesn't review. A good length outside off, swings back significantly, then thuds into the front pad. So Malan's drop isn't too costly. 19/1
7.3 to S Dhawan, takes the edge this time! Broad's on one here...full outside off and shapes away, Dhawan can't resist having a drive, it's not a great shot, takes the edge which Bairstow grabs and the noise around the ground rises again. 22/2
Ben Stokes14.224042.79655000
14.6 to KL Rahul, a beauty and edged behind! Good length at off stump, late movement from Stokes, starts to shape in then moves away to square up Rahul and it's a regulation outside edge. 46/3
46.3 to V Kohli, he's trapped him in front of middle! This looks very very good for Stokes. Kohli reviews. Walks across the stumps, plants the front leg across and has missed on the flick shot. It's very full ball. There's no bat...and this is hitting leg stump! Aleem Dar's decision stands. The crowd are giving him a standing ovation, but is this is it for England? Kohli's battled so hard, but he won't see India through today. It's been a legendary effort all game, the crowd lets him know. 141/7
46.6 to Mohammed Shami, nicked behind! Ben Stokes has grabbed control of this day! He sprints away in joy with his team in tow. What an over. Short of a length ball in the corridor, angles in and jags away ever so slightly from Shami, who looks to defend but isn't behind the line to do it well enough. 141/8
54.2 to HH Pandya, guides it to first slip! Ben Stokes started the procession, Ben Stokes finishes it. What a match he has had with the ball. His fourth wicket of the innings. Length ball outside off, some lift off the surface. Pandya looks to stab at it and gets a big edge. Cook watches it closely and holds on to his right. 162/10
Sam Curran601813.00273000
21.4 to AM Rahane, soft signal is out. Rahane goes chasing wide outside off and has got an under-edge on this short ball. Bairstow takes it low and that's where this review has come from. He's got fingers under it...Rahane is out! Short and wide ball and a very, very loose shot from India's vice-captain. The saga continues.. 63/4
Adil Rashid41912.25170000
49.6 to I Sharma, traps him with a googly. Given not out. Rashid reviews. Length ball on off, he's defending for the one that turns away, this sneaks past the inside edge and catches him on middle and off...slight murmur on snicko, but it's not convincing enough for the third umpire. He calls for tracking...and tracking shows it's hitting leg stump! Rashid gets Ishant again with a googly. Has Rashid, after everything before this match, just hit the final nail in the coffin?. 154/9
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MATCH DETAILS
Edgbaston, Birmingham
TossEngland, elected to bat first
Series
Season2018
Player Of The Match
England
Sam Curran
Series resultEngland led the 5-match series 1-0
Match numberTest no. 2314
Hours of play (local time)11:00 start, Lunch 13.00-13.40, Tea 15.40-16.00, Close 18.00
Match days1,2,3,4 August 2018 - day (5-day match)
Umpires
Pakistan
Aleem Dar
New Zealand
Chris Gaffaney
TV Umpire
South Africa
Marais Erasmus
Reserve Umpire
England
Tim Robinson
Match Referee
New Zealand
Jeff Crowe
CLOSE OF PLAY
Wed, 01 Aug - day 1 - England 1st innings 285/9 (Sam Curran 24*, James Anderson 0*, 88 ov)
Thu, 02 Aug - day 2 - England 2nd innings 9/1 (Keaton Jennings 5*, 3.4 ov)
Fri, 03 Aug - day 3 - India 2nd innings 110/5 (Virat Kohli 43*, Dinesh Karthik 18*, 36 ov)
Sat, 04 Aug - day 4 - India 2nd innings 162 (54.2 ov) - end of match
MATCH NOTES
Day 1
Day 2
Day 3
Day 4
  • V Kohli: 50 off 88 balls (4 x 4)
  • Over 46.3: Review by India (Batting), Umpire - Aleem Dar, Batsman - V Kohli (Struck down)
  • India: 150 runs in 48.4 overs (292 balls), Extras 2
  • Drinks: India - 152/8 in 49.0 overs (HH Pandya 23, I Sharma 9)
  • Over 49.6: Review by England (Bowling), Umpire - CB Gaffaney, Batsman - I Sharma (Upheld)
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