India limp to 76 for three after Curran strikes

Zaheer Khan Kuldeep Yadav England vs India 2018

Zaheer Khan Kuldeep Yadav England vs India 2018

Earlier, England quickly folded up for 287 in their first innings after a dramatic collapse in the final session of the first day.

It was Kohli at his most brilliant and daring, when he departed for 149, caught at cover off the bowling of Rashid, he had got India to only 13 runs behind England's total, and scored over half his side's runs.

England lost six wickets in the last session. The second highest scorer in the innings was Shikhar Dhawan's 26.

Former England captain Michael Vaughan told BBC Test Match Special: "Alastair Cook will be gutted to get out, but the man whose head will be down in England's dressing room is Dawid Malan".

Root looked imperious, though, and punished any bad balls with four boundaries coming off his bat before lunch in a 57-run partnership with Jennings.

He got a couple of reprieves early in his innings but his intent to scrap it out under overcast conditions with an incisive Sam Curran (4/74), wily James Anderson (2/41) and relentless Ben Stokes (2/73) asking probing questions, stood out.

From round the wicket, he bowled left-hander Cook - England's all-time leading Test run-scorer - for 13 with an excellent ball that pitched on middle and hit the top of off stump.

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A streaky four off spinner Ravichandran Ashwin saw the 27-year-old Root, in his 127th Test innings, to the 40 runs he had needed to reach 6,000.

The England skipper, Joe Root was the top scorer of England as he scored a flamboyant knock of 80. I'm sure within the five-match series there will be plenty of that stuff going on.

The India captain made England pay dearly for dropped catches when on 21 and 51, blazing to his 22nd test century - and first in England - to end a sorry run of scores on English soil.

But Curran struck three times in eight balls before India eventually took lunch at 76 for three.

"Having batted with him today, he's taught me a hell of a lot - which is awesome, just to watch a master at his work". It was the all-rounder's 100th Test wicket and evidence, if any were needed, of just what an exciting talent he is.

England's Sam Curran appeals for the dismissal of India's Murali Vijay during the second day of the first test cricket match between England and India at Edgbaston in Birmingham, England, Thursday, Aug. 2, 2018.

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