England 287 all out against India in 1st Test
BIRMINGHAM, United Kingdom – England were dismissed for 287 on the second day of the first Test against India at Edgbaston on Thursday.
It took India just 10 balls on Thursday to wrap up the hosts’ first innings after England resumed on 285 for nine. Sam Curran fell for his overnight 24 after edging Mohammad Shami to wicket-keeper Dinesh Karthik.
James Anderson was two not out. England, who won the toss, had been well-placed at 216 for three on Wednesday thanks to a stand of 104 between captain Joe Root (80) and Yorkshire team-mate Jonny Bairstow (70).
But the run out of Root by opposing captain Virat Kohli, who gave his England counterpart a colourful send-off that could yet land him in trouble with the match referee, changed the course of the first day’s play.
His exit, in England’s 1,000th Test, sparked an all-too familiar batting collapse with the hosts losing six wickets for 67 runs.
India off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin, belying his reputation for being a far worse performer outside the sub-continent, took four wickets on the first day and finished with innings figures of four for 62 in 26 overs.
Meanwhile paceman Shami took three for 64 in 19.4 overs. This is the first of a five-match series.