Published: Mon, August 06, 2018
Sport | By Billy Aguilar

India need 194 to win first Test after England collapse

India need 194 to win first Test after England collapse

Stokes also saw a successful leg before appeal against Hardik overturned on review, his excellent spell seeing him become the eighth Englishman to complete the double of 2,000 runs and 100 wickets in Test cricket.

"It is a fabulous advert for the game of cricket, isn't it?"

Root, who struck a patient 80 in the first innings, did not want to ponder too much into their batting woes and added it is never easy to take all 20 wickets in the five-day format. "He came on with India 50-0 and pitched it up, swung it and got four for nothing and he then went in with England 87-7", he added.

His youngest son said: "I was still young when it did happen, but I've got a very strong family - both my brothers, we're all very close, and my mum's very supportive of all our cricket".

Kohli was happy with the character India showed in coming back on the first two days of the Edgbaston Test, but he knew his side needed more. Second-best to Adelaide. One that I'll remember.

Ishant (five for 51) ruined England's attempt to rebuild when Dawid Malan edged to gully for 20 and then took three wickets in one over either side of lunch.

"All batters were in trouble - even Kohli, who I don't think was all that comfortable early on (on Saturday)".

Although Ben Stokes scalped four Indian wickets, England have their other all-rounder Sam Curran (MoM) to thank for his counter attacking 63-run knock in the third innings which brought the hosts back in the match.

"It's obviously a pretty cool feeling for me standing in the field, and you've got the likes of my heroes - Jimmy and Broady and Stokesy and everyone, running into bowl, and Kohli - all these boys I've grown up watching, and I've been thrown in to play against them". But ultimately, we've seen throughout this game that the ball has move around so if we put it in the right areas for long enough, we'd get our rewards.

England pacer Stuart Broad is now ranked 13th after falling one place, while James Anderson has retained his top position but his lead over Kagiso Rabada has been reduced to two points.

India was all out when Alastair Cook caught Pandya off Stokes.

". From there, the rest of the guys did exactly what was asked of them".

"I couldn't be prouder of that".

Star batsman Kohli had made 149 - his maiden Test century in England - during India's first innings at Edgbaston. "I think that's really good for us as a team, and sets us up nicely moving into the next Test", said Root.

"The reason Sam's played is firstly for his performances that he's put in for Surrey".

Kohli, meanwhile, must regroup in time for next week's second Test at Lord's - despite his personal heroics here.

"Like Virat keeps mentioning when you make runs or when you pick up wickets, you want to make sure it is sort of a killer blow and you want to end up on the winning side and that gives you more pleasure out of the game".

"That was a fantastic performance to come into his second Test match under pressure, against the number one Test team in the world and play like that".

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